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Bath tub, to refinish or replace that is the question

Old 09-16-02, 12:00 PM
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Bath tub, to refinish or replace that is the question

Just bought a 14 year old home that in pretty good shape. The master bath tub has lost it's finish, not shiney and looks dirty even after scouring. As I see it there's 3 choices. Do it your self refinish kits, professional refinishers, or have a molded made and an insert put over. What's the do's and don'ts of the three.
Old 09-17-02, 04:03 PM
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My personal opinion is this, when faced with your 3 choices - I assume we are talking about a cast iron tub;

1. DIY Refinish Kits - Not worth the money nor are the end results good enough for time and money invested.

2. Professional refinishers - End product looks great but once they start to peel, it is again money down the drain. Some guarantees last only 1 to 2 years. You figure it out...was it really worth the money?

3. Tub Liners - So far the customers that have had this done are pleased. No worry about peeling and the product seems to do well in performance. Haven't heard of any complaints for this being an insert. Solid and tight fitting applications. For the money and outstanding look, especially in a home where it is seen by all, this would be the best option.

Obviously the best would be to pull it out and replace, but that is for another day!

Hope this helps!

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