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Old 10-17-2007, 07:27 PM   #1
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Old 50's Tub - liner or reglaze?


I know nothing of either option and know of no-one that has done it. What are the pros and cons to each and the average costs? Our house is about 1956 and i'm sure getting that darn thing out would be a major chore. We've installed a "wall liner" that covered up the bad tile walls and installed all new fixtures in the tub and shower. The tub is not really bad at all but just needs to be brighten up a bit.

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Old 10-17-2007, 07:53 PM   #2
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I'm not sure where you are located but we have a local company that re-did our tub. [It is fiberglass.] They roughed up the surface and sprayed a finish on and that tub gleamed. I forget what they called the product. Since our tub was a tub/surround combo, they charged us about $400. I clean it weekly with regular old vinegar and we couldn't be happier. Ours came with a 5 year unlimited warranty. Good luck.


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Old 10-22-2007, 07:38 AM   #3
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The liner will last longer then the paint job. Figure 3-4 years, max for the paint. It will start peeling by the drain.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:46 AM   #4
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well, replacing an old tub is REALLY expensive and time consuming because taking out the tub usually requires re-tiling and tub-surround as well. all that expense is fine if you are improving a home you own but what if you wish to save you can either DIY or hire a pro to redo the tub. i agree with ron with regard to the liner.

good luck with your 1950's tub. hope you can post a picture of it next time.
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