What is Bathtub Reglazing
Bathtub reglazing, also known as bathtub refinishing and bathtub resurfacing, is basically the process by which an old, worn out bathtub is restored to a like new condition by applying a new glaze finish over the surface of the tub. Thus, the names reglazing, refinishing and resurfacing.
The bathtub reglazing process was developed in the 1950's due to the inconvenience and high cost of replacing a bathtub. Replacing a bathtub is not only expensive but it can also be a real hassle. You must deal with the removal of the old bathub, breaking tiles and retiling. You will also have to replace damaged pipes resulting from the bathtub removal process and then installing a new bathtub. The expenses to do all this this work can add up to at least a couple of thousands of dollars.
A bathtub can be reglazed right in your bathroom without disturbing the existing tiles, fixtures, or plumbing. The process takes about three to five hours and is ready to use after 24 hours.
If the process is done properly, and the bathtub is properly maintained, bathtub reglazing can be an excellent cost effective alternative to replacing an old worn out bathtub.