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Click on the Bathtub Refinishing link right under your question for several prior similar questions with responses.

Be sure to talk to the contractors you call about their actual experience doing this on acrylic, because itis tougher to get a bond without bubbling or pitting the plastic than it is on enamel or metal where it is hard to damage the underlying material.

You should also expect some of the refinishing companies to refuse to attempt it, because it commonly ends up looking like a cheap motel repaint where someone used a paintbrush to repaint an old enamel tub. Bathtub refinishing is definitely one of those jobs where the experience and training and technique of the craftsman makes all the difference in the outcome of the job.

For self-protection - I would take several good photos of the tub before he comes, so if it becomes a botch job you have a record of what it looked like before he started. Course, that is a good idea for any remodel job.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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