How Does Reglazing Work?
Did you know that you can reglaze a bathtub? You can refinish any tub that has become chipped, worn, or discolored over time. Bathtub refinishing in Allentown, PA is a simple and cost-effective way to restore and renew your existing bathroom fixtures. It is especially popular when you have a vintage tub that you don’t want to give up.
Process of Tub Reglazing
The process of tub refinishing only involves a few steps. The tub can remain in place during the process meaning there is little mess or disruption to the bathroom finishes.
A skilled glazer will clean the tub and sand the surface to remove some of the damaged or discolored finish and to level the surface to a smooth layer. Any chips, cracks, and holes will be filled in and smoothed. Our technician then primes the prepared surface. This is followed by a few layers of a lead-free, urethane-based glazing compound.
Each coating needs to dry briefly before the next can be applied. Reglazing can be accomplished in approximately 4 hours. Your tub will be usable in a few days. The durable coating generally lasts between 10 and 15 years.
Benefits of Tub Reglazing
There are good reasons to restore your tub. With our superior bathtub reglazing in Newark, NJ, you will end up with a beautiful fixture that will look like new. Our coating system assures that your reglazed tub will be more resistant to wear and tear, free of discoloration from minerals in hard water, and not affected by chemicals and acids in cleaning products for many years. There are so many advantages to reglazing your bathtub.
The average cost of a standard-size bathtub is approximately $1500. A freestanding and vintage-style tub can run well over $2000. Refinishing an existing bathtub will save you 50% or more of the cost of a replacement bathtub, and you won’t need the services of a plumber.
Minimal Disruption and Mess
One of the best reasons to resurface your bathtub is how minimal the mess is. There is no demolition involved. The tub can be refinished in place. Once the caulk bead is removed (for a drop-in tub) and the surrounding tile, faucet, valves, and drain are protected, the tub can be sanded, primed, and glazed. There is no dust, disruption to the rest of the house, or need to discard the tub. As soon as the glaze dries, a new bead of caulk is placed around the tub.
Saving an Antique
Restoring a vintage tub, such as a claw and ball foot cast iron bath, can add new life to the fixture while preserving the charm of the bathroom. This is also great for those older bathtubs that are longer and deeper than those available today.
If you can reglaze a tub, you will add to the sustainability of the planet by not sending yours to a landfill. There is no fixture delivery or removal needed, so the use of fossil fuels is also being reduced.
If your tub is stained from hard water or a rusted metal drain, reglazing will get rid of that discoloration. Your tub will be as shiny as it was when it was first installed. We also make sure the surface is smooth by repairing chips and small cracks.
Contact Us Today
One Day Bath is the premier bathtub conversion and refinishing company servicing towns in PA and NJ. We specialize in converting your bathtub into a walk-in shower and reglazing bathtubs and tiles. Contact us today for a free in-home consultation for your bathtub modification or reglazing.