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Question DetailsAsked on 11/19/2014

Normally how durable is a good bath tub refinish

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As with most repairs, how long it last depends a lot more on the attention to detail by the repairman, and to the surface preparation before applying the finish. Anything other than an enamel "paint" job is likely to last as long as you, if the surface is prepared right and they feather it in with the adjacent paint correctly.

Of course, two-component epoxies, high-grade urea finishes, and plasma powder coating and heat-cured porcelain finishes will last longer than enamel or one-component finishes, if applied right. Usually, from what I have seen, failure to prepare the surface right, leading to peeling or flaking or rust around the edges of the repair is the normal mode of failure of tub/basin refinish jobs. With the exception of the very rare and expensive (and even rarer field-applied) heat-cured or plasma applied finishes, I tell people not to expect more than 10 years out of it andprobably not more than 5 with the "paints" - less if the failure was a cracking or chipout due to impact and the same area gets impacted again.

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