Bath recoat optionsA bathtub is much more than a place in which you clean yourself, it is a place where you kick back, hide away and ebb away stress and sore muscles. If your bathtub is scratched, cracked or even stained you’ll probably head straight for the shower!
There are various ways to get a bright gleaming, stain free and perfectly smooth bathtub, the first is to replace it. Just rip it out and replace. But remember you could be in for quite a shock, not only from a cost point of view but consider the days or weeks you will have to put up with contractors in and out of your home. You’ll probably have to rip out some of the flooring too as well as wall tiles, and we wont even mention the plumbing bill!
Or, you could simply re-glaze your bath. It costs the least, imposes no potential damages to your existing structure and won’t take more a few days to complete. When it’s done you wont even know there ever was a nasty looking tub there before. The process of re-enamelling first takes care of whatever cracks or chips are already there and then the complete surface is re-coated, leaving you with a strong and shiny finish that looks brand new. Plus your tub, flooring, tiles and taps stay in place during the process. How good is that?
Re-enamelling a bath has great benefits in terms of cost, time and durability, but (and there is a but) if it isn’t done right you may be left with cracks that can lead to holes which can lead to leaks and mould. So do yourself a favour, use a professional, unless you know are confident that you know what you are doing.