What Is The Difference Between Bathtub Refinishing & Bathtub Reglazing?
Got a bathtub that’s seen better days? Wondering if tub refinishing or tub reglazing in New Jersey is right for you? Not sure what the difference is between these two methods of tub restoration? Get all the answers you need from A-1 Tub & Tile now.
The Basics Of Bathtub Refinishing – Restore More Minor Cosmetic Issues
Refinishing is a generic term, but it’s usually meant to mean restoring a bathtub that has some minor cosmetic issues. Commonly, an enamel-based paint is used to restore the tub, and cover up scratches, minor chips, and other cosmetic damage to the tub.
If you have an enamel bathtub and the ceramic glaze has some minor problems, bathtub refinishing may be right for you. While it is possible to do a DIY bathtub refinishing project, it’s usually better to turn to professionals – as this will provide you with a more clean, beautiful result.
There are some other options for enamel and non-enamel tubs, such as relining with an acrylic liner. The right refinishing method depends on the type of your tub, its value, your budget and a few other details, so we recommend consulting with the pros to find out what’s right for your needs.
The Basics Of Bathtub Reglazing – Comprehensive Bathtub Restoration
Comprehensive bathtub reglazing is usually only used for antique cast-iron, enamel-coated tubs. In this process, the entire enamel coating is grinded down to remove most of the original enamel, and expose a roughened surface to which a new layer of enamel paint.
Depending on the contractor, enamel paint or a two-layer epoxy may be used to restore the enamel surface of the bathtub. When properly applied to a prepared surface, bathtub reglazing can be used to restore almost any bathtub.
In exceptionally rare cases, the entire tub may be shipped to a specialized bathtub reglazing company, where the enamel glaze will be melted off in a high-temperature kiln, and the tub will be re-dipped in a fresh coat of glaze. However, this is extremely expensive, and only makes sense to do for extremely valuable heirloom and antique bathtubs.
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