Thanks for all the suggestions, guys. I really appreciate it!
It sounds to me like there's no easy/cost effective way of going about
refinishing it. I suppose I could always keep trying out different
cleaners in the meantime, and think about heckling my superintendent
Thanks again everyone!
My tub wasn't quite that bad, but it was dirty, and amazing ugly
I found a place that did "refinishing". It's a special acrylic product
that is applied with an electric charge to adhere, then baked or
chemically activated. It did an amazing job covering EVERYTHING. It's
not really a paint, but isn't a slip-on cover like Bathfitters does.
It is sort of like a very think epoxy. The total cost for a 1-piece
standup shower/tub surround was $500.
If you want, contact me offline and I'll see if I can dig up the
company name (they have franchises around the country).
A landlord is not in the business to make a tenant happy. He is there to make
money. So, if he can
replace the tub for $285 ()for a new cast iron) or spend $500 to have it
refinished, which option do
you think he will opt for?
The cheapest thing is to replace it. I just bought a new cast iron tub at Home
Depot for $285. If
you are willing to spend the money and the landlord lets you, that is the way to
go. Personally, I
would never put money into improving a property that someone else owns. If the
landlord is that
anal, I would tell him you are not renewing your lease. I am sure that future
renters may be bothred
enough by the yellowing of the tub to the point where he will have to replace it
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