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Picture of HappyCyn
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I have a bathtub that I love. Just the right height to get into. I want to change the color. My husband said buy I say regalze. Need advice. I just don't like the new tubs. There are not as strong.
 
Posts: 100 | Location: Baldwin,NY,US | Registered: Nov 05, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The cost is going to similar to a new tub, (minus the mess and additional work of demo to get the old one out and new in).

Be aware that the new finish is more than likely an epoxy painted finish, applied with many coated sprays. Use of paint-safe, non-acid and non-abrasive cleaners will then be required. (And when we had it done it really, really stunk chemically until it airs out/dries)

Since you want a color change too, the life of the new finish is going to probably be shorter. We did white over white, and eventually there is some wear near the drain. With a color change that would be unacceptable.

I would opt to replace...especially if you plan to be in this house for 5 or more years.

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Thank you Conrad. My husband agrees with you
 
Posts: 100 | Location: Baldwin,NY,US | Registered: Nov 05, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I agree - replace. My friend had her tub reglazed and hates that she can't use her regular cleaners on it any more (Magic Eraser) as it will damage the new finish.

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Thank you My husband and I are leaning towrds abath refitter in.
Cindy
 
Posts: 100 | Location: Baldwin,NY,US | Registered: Nov 05, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Just sayin' the former owner reglazed his yellow tub to white to sell...he actually GUTTED the entire bathroom but left 1950's tub....soooooooo after about 7 years it looks rather poorly we reglazed, but it's like layers of paint or fingernail polish...anything dropped chips after a few years and cleaners don't do the job like a baked on finish. So with my redo it's no question...that tub has to GO! Smile Opting for a big shower instead! Big Grin


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