Why not hire an Atlanta Bathtub Refinishing Company?!?
Knowing your bathtub options
Do you have an old bathtub that needs a facelift? When you watch the DIY shows on TV they make refinishing your bathtub look seamless and easy. However, buying the supplies you need at the home improvement store may be just the beginning of the cost of doing it yourself. When it comes to your old bathtub, you have many options and it’s important to know that not all options are created equal.
Not all bathtubs are created equal either and here is why…
Replacing your bathtub
Before making the decision that your bathtub simply cannot be repaired, think again. Replacing your tub costs anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000. This price doesn’t include removal of the old tub, testing for hazardous materials, hiring a plumber and a possible inspection fee, based on where you live. Replacing not only is the most expensive option, it is the most time consuming. Before you decide your old tub is beyond saving, seek advice from a professional.
Do it yourself
There are many DIY kits available for bathtub refinishing on the market. However, trying to duplicate the same level of quality that a professional can produce is next to impossible. Trying to achieve a smooth finish without the proper, industrial grade tools will make you project uneven and will tend to chip quickly. You will be left with a subpar bathtub and will most likely have paint drippings leftover after the project is done.
Putting a tub liner over your existing tub
This may be one of the worst options and waste of your money than any other option on this list. Why? Adding a tub liner, usually made of plastic material, sits on top of your old tub. So essentially, it is masking up the real problem. Your old tub is still there but it is now covered. So if it was in poor condition to begin with, chances are it will continue to deteriorate underneath the liner. Tub liners only cover up your bathtub problems, not solve them.
Professional bathtub refinishing
The best and (in our opinion) only option is to hire a professional bathtub refinisher. A bathtub refinishing professional has the products and equipment not offered to the general public, to do the job correctly and produce long lasting results for your bathtub. Not only will they achieve a high-quality level to your bathtub, it is extremely cost effective compared to your other options. It can cost the same as a tub liner or DIY kit to have a professional refinish your tub, but the cost of aggravation and dissatisfaction will far outweigh the costs in the end. It is also a fraction of the cost to refinish than replacing.
Top Gun Applied Surfaces is one of the leaders in Atlanta bathtub refinishing. We use premium products and equipment to produce high quality and long lasting bathtub finishes.