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Old 03-22-2011, 11:44 AM   #1
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What are everyones thoughts on these epoxy refinishing kits for bathtubs? Has anyone tried them? How hard is it to do? How long do they last? I guess it is either refinish or replace.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:55 PM   #2
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In my humble opinion, there's better "value" in replacing the tub, which will usually mean redoing the whole bathroom. Do it right, and take your time, instead of trying to find a quick fix.

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My $0.02 - did a bathroom reno w/o replacing the tub, currently doing one replacing tub w/ shower.. but looked into the first one of resurfacing/refinishing... reviews and experiences from a lot of people here and other sites led me to not even try myself, and if ANYTHING, hire a service to do it, but I opted not to do either.
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The problem with touch up kits is that you will notice where the fix was at.

In my opinion...you get more value in keeping the old tub and refinishing.
But it depends on a couple things:
1) You have to like the current tub shape, features, etc
2) Find a good company to do the refinishing. In MN I use Surface Specialists. They do all my repairs and complete refinishing.
Typical refinish is around $500. New tub, plus time to get old one out and new one in, is almost always more. The new finish is good to go in 24 hours and is in "new" condition.
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:30 AM   #5
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Don't attempt to do it yourself, and I would recommend not having it done at all. If you are looking for a cheap, quick fix, ok. But know that within the next couple of years you'll be calling that company back out to do it again. Refinishing just does not last, and the more the tub is refinished, the worse it will look. You would be better off going with a new unit.

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Hi I was wondering if any one could help me, the place that I was renting bath tub is extremely rough. how does this happen?
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I just had a tub refenished by a company in Chicago and it looks amazing! I am very very happy with it. The only thing is they didnt tell me that if I keep shampoo bottles etc on it for long periods of time it could form a ring that would eventually damage the finish. So we bought a basket that attaches to the wall and its all good. They even put an anti slip mat type deal in the finish on the bottom- Really happy with my decision- cost me $275 and I didnt have to do all of the removing of the tub etc.
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What's the name of that company? Thinking of doing the same. Thanks
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I did mine and it looked a lot better than the blue one I had. But get a good company--I noticed some runs and spots missed after. Also get their list of "don't's" before you decide.
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What's the name of that company? Thinking of doing the same. Thanks
It's Beautiful Finishes near Chicago. They had a coupon on-line...
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The best advice for someone looking to hire a contractor or major repair company is by asking alot of preliminary questions. Start by asking how long they have been business and if they are apart of a national franchise or organization. By checking their history, you will be able to roughly gauge their experience and how good of a service they will deliver. Typically, the longer a bathtub refinishing company has been in business, the more likely they know what they are doing. Secondly, companies that are apart of a national franchise or organization have to be trained and adhere to clearly defined quality standards. If you want to take it a step further, you can ask for references to see what kind of experience other clients have had.

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