Bathtub Resurfacing Time and Cost Bathtub Resurfacing Time and Cost
Bathtub resurfacing can be a do-it-yourself job or one that you leave to professionals. There are several variances in time and cost. A lot also depends upon what type bathtub you wish to resurface.
Type of Tub
If you have a fiber glass or acrylic tubs and wish to resurface it, you can save a lot of money by doing it yourself. Professional refinishing is very expensive. It is usually recommended for cast iron and antique tubs that are expensive to replace.
A bathtub resurfacing kit can be purchased at any home improvement store for less than $100. They come complete with all the materials you will need and complete instructions. A project like this will take a day to complete. Allow a full day for the surface to completely set. Some kits require a longer time. Always adhere to the packaging instructions.
You can resurface your cast iron tub for less than it would cost to replace, but it is an expensive project, costing at least $1500. It will take about half a day. It is best done in warm weather so that you can open windows to exhaust the fumes. Again, you ust allow the resurfacing to set for a full day.