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Old 02-13-2012, 12:54 PM   #1
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Has anyone here used any of the DIY refinishing kits??

I have found a couple online that are reasonable priced, but looking for some real experience with them.

any threads that I have read on the subject are around 2yrs old, so I am hoping that i might get a more current review of the products and the end result.

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Not worth the money, get a pro to refinish it or replace the tub.

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Old 02-13-2012, 03:45 PM   #3
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Not worth the money, get a pro to refinish it or replace the tub.
not necessarily true.

It all depends on what you want it for and how long you would like it to last. We bought a house that had yellow fixtures, including the tub. Replacement wasn't an option at the time, so we used a refinishing kit ($30). It lasted almost 4 years. We decided to replace the tub, but all things considered, it was worth it.

My parents live in an older home with an extremely heavy tub in their upstairs bath. It doesn't get a lot of use, but they've used the kit several times (every few years) and it is quite durable.

The key is to prep it exactly the way it says, and to make sure that you don't use cleaning products that can interfere with the product. i think that's when we started seeing the paint start to peel.

If you are doing a bathroom remodel, my advice would be to replace the tub with something new....but if for whatever reason, that's not an option and you don't need perfection...the DIY kits are sufficient.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:06 PM   #4
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thanks, both of you for your comments..

in my situation, I am doing a complete renovation, but in my search for a clawfoot tub, the prices vary significantly and to find one in excellent condition is very expensive.

I did find one for $25 that is in good shape, but does have some chipping around the drain. the general finish is dull and should be refinished.

my thought was that for my initial investment ($25.00), the risk is low to try the DIY kit. in the end the tub will be used daily for showers, so the finish does need to be durable, but I would be willing to refinish it every 5yrs as needed...

I have lots of time before I have to choose my path, so comments are welcome..

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