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Reglazing Your Home's Bathtub

by Sherri Robinson

A bathtub is a fixture in your home that you will want to avoid replacing for as long as possible. Luckily, the reglazing process can be used to restore the appearance of your home's bathtub.

Can Reglazing Eliminate Stains Or Discolorations?

Staining and discoloration can be a serious problem with older bathtubs. These stains can cause the tub to appear dull and dirty regardless of the amount of cleaning that you do to it. Reglazing can help with eliminating these discolorations. This process is similar to refinishing. With this, the surface of the tub will be gently sanded to remove the previous glaze that had become discolored or wear down so that the new one can be applied.

Can Reglazing Repair Serious Cracks In The Bathtub?

While reglazing the bathtub can address stains, discolorations, and even shallow cracks fairly effectively, it will not be a suitable option for bathtubs that have suffered extensive or particularly deep cracks. These cracks can actually structurally weaken the bathtub in a way that can make it vulnerable to cracks returning or worsening even after the reglazing is completed. Prior to the start of the reglazing process, the contractor will need to thoroughly inspect the tub to make sure that it is free of cracks that would be deep enough to prevent the reglazing process from starting.

How Long Will Your Bathtub Be Unusable During The Reglazing Process?

You will not be able to use your bathtub while the reglazing process is underway. However, the total disruptions that you will experience from this work will be minimal. The glazing process will likely only require a few hours for the contractors to do. Additionally, the glaze will be extremely quick-drying, and these services may also be able to use tools to further speed up this process. The end result is that you will be able to resume using your bathtub the same day that the bathtub reglazing project was completed.

Preserving the appearance and condition of your bathtub can be a challenge given the amount of wear that it can experience. One option for helping to extend the life of your bathtub will be to have it reglazed. Learning more about this common type of bathtub restoration work can help you determine whether this is an option that improves the appearance of your bathtub by eliminating signs of the more extensive wear that it could have experienced.