After using a bathtub for a while, it starts to look old. You may be thinking of remodeling the bathtub when this happens. After all, nobody likes an old-looking or oily tub. Before you rush to remodel the entire thing, think about refinishing. This is a very good way to ensure that you save lots of money.
Refinishing a bathtub will take a less amount of time than remodeling it. Instead of weeks of noisy demolitions in your home, you will have only days of refinishing and your bathtub will be as good as new. Furthermore, the bathtub will have a different look. This is sure to leave you feeling like you have stepped into a new bathroom.
You can check online videos for instructions on refinishing a bathtub yourself, or you can hire experts to do it for you. If you decide to hire, ensure the people you get are certified to do that kind of work. If you decide to do the bathtub refinishing by yourself, it is advisable to clean the bathtub to get rid of all the oily layers that have accumulated on the tub.
While cleaning the tub, ensure that the room has proper ventilation so as to keep out the toxic fumes that might be produced by the cleaning chemicals. Ensure you mix the chemicals in the right proportions so that the tub does not end up getting damaged in the process.
The refinishing process usually details two major processes. First, the tub is cleaned thoroughly to get rid of all the soap residue and any oils on the surface. When this is done, the cracks that may be in the tub are repaired using chemicals. Finally, any chipped parts are restored. The whole process should not longer than a few days, and you will have your new tub ready in no time.
While the tub is being cleaned to make the marble look newer, it is important to ensure that it is properly done so that the coating applied will be adhesive. This ensures that the new layer does not peel off making the tub look old all over again. The sandpaper used for the cleaning should provide proper adhesion for the paint coat.
Additionally, it is important to caulk the corners of the tub as well as any gaps in the tiles to ensure prevention of water damage.