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Question DetailsAsked on 2/27/2013

I want my bathroom tub covered

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We'll see if any of our bathroom experts have anything to say about this. But you might want to provide more details about what you are looking to have done. Good luck!

Answered 7 years ago by Member Services


Are you asking for a referral or professional advice on what to use?

For a referral you'll need to sign in as a mamber and find a local professional that resurfaces bathtubs. This forum is for advice, not referrals.

Don't bother with the box store refinishing kits. I've never seen one come out good and last after coated with the DIY kits. If your tub is cast iron with a porcelain finish there are refinishing companies that can prep and spray a new coating in the tub, often with a good warranty and cheaper than replacement. If it is acrylic or fiberglass you should consider replacement.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX

Answered 7 years ago by Todd's Home Services


More details please about what you expect for the result?
How long do you want the refinished tub to last?
What material is the original tub and finish? Iron and porcelain or fiberglass?

You can make an old tub look pretty and shiny in the short run with a acyrlic kit from the hardware store; however, there are some safety issues.

Be sure you add non-skid strips over the new finish.

These acyrlic finishes are NOT as durable as an original baked-on acyrlic or gelcoat finish or as a porcelain finish over an iron tub.

Hope that helps.
Norton West
Norton West and Co


Answered 7 years ago by Norton West


We just published a story on tub liners. Hope this gives you some good information.

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Answered 7 years ago by HughV

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