Can You Reglaze a Bathtub?

Whether it’s an old cast iron or a modern porcelain, the bathtub is often the focal point of a bathroom, and if you’ve ever slipped into a tub of warm water after a long day, you know the benefits of a good soak. That’s why it’s so important to keep your bathtub in tip top shape. The thing is, many people choose to replace an old tub because of a few blemishes or a bit of damage. But these days, ripping out and replacing a tub can be a last resort.

If you need to reglaze a porcelain tub, fiberglass, acrylic, or cast iron bathtub due to leaking or minor surface damage, you can have it refinished and resurfaced at a fraction of the cost (and mess) of replacement. Bathroom reglazing is a quick and affordable way to give your beloved bathtub a makeover and the results can last for years.

How to Reglaze a Tub

The bathtub refinishing process generally involves four steps:

  • Cleaning
  • Repairing
  • Applying the Glaze
  • Drying and Buffing

First, our technician will strip your tub of its original glaze, then rinse and sand the tub. From there, dirt, dust, soap scum, and other materials will be removed to ensure nothing hinders the adhesion of the new glaze. Once the old finish is gone and the surface is clean, the tech will fill in cracks, chips, and holes, then sand everything down so that the repairs appear to blend into the rest of the surface. The tub is now ready to be glazed. During this process, our expert refinisher will apply several coats of chemicals, let each layer dry, then smooth out any bumps and rough patches. After a final buffing, you’ll be left with a smooth, polished, glossy bathtub that looks as good as new.

How Long Does Bathtub Reglazing Last?

Hiring a professional bathtub reglazing company like Jacksonville Bathtub Refinishing Masters will save you hundreds of dollars and precious time, as well as the need for additional reglazing in the near future. You could buy a repair kit and do it yourself, but the glazes rarely last, costing you more time and money. A professional bathtub resurfacing can last for over a decade with proper care and cleaning.

To prolong your new finish, avoid using bleach, steel wool, or abrasive cleaners on the bathtub, as these will damage the coating. You should also avoid placing bath mats with suction cups on the bottom of the tub, as the cups can tear the coating. When cleaning, use gentle, bleach-free kitchen cleaners and apply a urethane polish about every six months to extend the life of the coating.

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