refinishing bathtub with epoxy

Old 02-22-08, 08:26 PM
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Question refinishing bathtub with epoxy

Does the refinishing epoxy sold at home depot really work? If so about how long does it last. If not what is a better way to refinish a tub.
Old 02-22-08, 09:12 PM
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Waste of time and money.
Old 02-23-08, 03:48 AM
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I agree with Bud, only professional jobs seem to last, and even they don't have the lifespan of the original, especially on the fiberglas units. I have used their touch up to take care of a ding or two, but an entire tub, probably not.
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I also agree! Paying a pro to refinish a tub is the only way to go. DIY tub refinishing always seems to fail - improper prep is probably the main reason.
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I agree 100% with the above for my personal home.

However, I believe it all boils down to expectations. If you want a brand new looking tub - the pro's are the only way to go. If, however, you're on a tight budget and simply want the old tub to look "better" - then the DIY kits will accomplsh that (to a certain degree). Prep work is the key for a longer lasting finish - but, IMO, the best work of a DIYer will still look like "The work of a DIYer".....

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