I have an old fashioned bathtub and sink that I'd like have
recovered. I know that bathtubs that are not plastic can
have a new coat of enamel(?)put on. What is that procedure
called and who does it?
and it's an epoxy paint job,sometimes with a urethane finish coat for
lasting white and high gloss.
Use a well-known professional(yellow pages),they do good work and warranty
I hear the urethane finishes are best,they don't yellow like epoxy paints.
And you don't use abrasive cleaners anymore,you use 409 to avoid deglossing
the finish.You also don't drop things that could chip the coating.
They still don't last forever.10 years is good.
the really expensive,best way is to remove the tub and sink,and send them
out for reporcelainizing.
Still following this thread?
I would do a lot of research before investing in resurfacing. Search
this and other home repair forums.
My understanding is that resurfacing works for a few years and then
begins to chip/wear off. I understand that the area around drains are
a problem and will wear more quickly than the rest of the tub.
There are other options, such as inserts that go over the existing tub
and can even cover the walls to match. They make the tub smaller, but
I understand that they last a lot longer than resurfacing.
I heard it said that resurfacing should be done just before you move
I looked into this when redoing my kitchen two years ago, and while
there are companies out there that can do a terrific job, you'll
discover two things: (1) the resurfacing does not last nearly as long
as the original, and (2) it's hugely expensive.
It is less expensive to go to your local plumbing supply house or big
box store and buy a top-of-the-line brand new sink than it is to pay a
company to resurface your old one. I hate the idea, but that's the
That's what I decided too. To say nothing of the fact that they said
everyone had to be out of the house for several hours, and everything
had to be out of the room. Uh uh. Easier to get a brand new sink,
which I did.
- It is less expensive to go to your local plumbing supply house or
- box store and buy a top-of-the-line brand new sink than it is to pay
- company to resurface your old one. I hate the idea, but that's the
You did notice that the OP included a bathtub in her post, didn't you?
While I'm not saying she should have it resurfaced, replacing a tub is
a bit more of a project than replacing a kitchen sink.
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