FG Reglazing For Clawfoot Freestanding Tubs

Bathtub reglazing is a popular option for homeowners looking to give their bathroom a fresh look without replacing an old tub. The process consists of applying a new coating to the surface of an existing bathtub. Contact us to learn more about bathroom reglazing

Transforming Clawfoot Freestanding Tubs with FG Tub and Tile

 

Reglazing Options Explained

Several types of bathtubs can be refinished, including cast iron, porcelain, fiberglass, and acrylic. The type of tub you choose depends on your needs and budget. 

If you want to refinish a clawfoot tub, it will require more work than a freestanding bathtub. A professional will need to make sure that the surface of your bathtub is properly prepared before it can begin. 

The first step in the process is to clean the bathtub thoroughly. This includes removing all of the soap scum, grime, and mineral deposits from the surface. Then, the tub can be sanded to remove any cracks or holes that have formed. 

After sanding, you can apply an epoxy or urethane primer to the surface of the tub. This will help the refinishing material bond properly with the surface of your bathtub. 

Next, you can paint the refinishing coating to give it a fresh, clean look. This isn’t just a regular painting job–the “paint” used to paint a bathtub is specially formulated for this application, and it must be applied properly so that the refinishing coating will be durable enough to withstand daily use. 

A bathtub refinishing company will also apply a sealer to the refinished tub, which helps protect it from water damage. The refinishing process can take a day or two, but you should leave the room for at least 24 hours afterward to ensure that the refinishing product has cured properly. 

Once the refinishing process is complete, you can expect your refinished bathtub to last for at least 15 years. However, this may vary based on the type of coating you have applied and your cleaning habits. 

If your tub has extensive scratches or stains, it is probably best to consider a replacement rather than a refinishing job. This is because a tub that has been refinished can be damaged again if it is not cleaned properly or if you use abrasive cleaners. 

Reglazing can help you cover up some of these blemishes, but it won’t remove them entirely. Nevertheless, it can be a great way to update the appearance of an older tub and improve its durability. 

It can even be a good choice for tubs that are prone to scratching or staining, such as porcelain and cast iron tubs. It can be less costly than a full-on replacement, and it will last longer if you maintain it properly. 

Reglazing a bathtub is a quick, simple way to revitalize your bathroom and increase its value. It can be done by a DIYer or by a professional, depending on your needs and budget. The best thing to do is to hire a professional, as they can guarantee the work they perform.