Now is a great time to invest in home improvement projects, and bathrooms are one of the top projects in which homeowners invest. Wise homeowners take time to research what approach gives them what they want, and also makes the most economic sense. If you’re looking into bathroom remodeling, you may have stumbled across the possibility of bathtub refinishing. If so, you probably have some questions. Well, fear not! In this post, Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing presents answers to your most common bathtub refinishing questions.

Answers to All Your Bathtub Refinishing Questions

What’s the Difference between Refinishing and Reglazing?

Refinishing and reglazing are sometimes used interchangeably. Some refer to refinishing as the entire process, whereas others use reglazing to describe the coating applied in the final step. In either event, bathtub refinishing is an inexpensive alternative to bathtub replacement. 

During the process, a skilled professional sands down the tub’s surface, fills in chips and cracks, and then applies layers of coating. Between layers, they buff the finish to ensure a nice, smooth, clean surface and shine. Moreover, the process works with different materials, including porcelain, ceramic, fiberglass, and acrylic. 

Is Refinishing Affordable?

Very! In fact, refinishing costs about 75-85% less than replacement costs.

How Long Does Refinishing Take?

The refinishing process only takes a few hours. However, the curing process takes a little longer. Still, whereas a bathroom remodel takes multiple days, you can enjoy your tub again within 12-24 hours. Not bad, huh?

How Long Does Refinishing Last?

The length of time a refinished bathtub lasts after the process depends on the quality of materials used, the skill with which they’re applied, and the level of maintenance afterward. If all three of those aspects are up to par, your refinished tub can last another 10-15 years. 

What If My Bathtub Needs Repairs?

Fiberglass bathtubs, pools, hot tubs, and more can all be repaired. Naturally, it depends on the extent of repairs required. Still, bathtub repair and refinish are viable options for most fiberglass tubs and more. 

Can I Reglaze My Bathtub in a Different Color?

Also known as bathtub reglazing, this process uses special primers and compounds to cover your existing tub and tile. You can make it just about any color that you want, and we can even color match other elements of your bathroom.

Is Bathtub Refinishing Safe?

At Fox Valley, we use eco-friendly refinishing products. In fact, our green coatings include an acrylic urethane technology that has been an industry standard since 1985. Moreover, it meets U.S. EPA standards for Volatile Organic Compounds. 

What Do I Do Now?

If you’re ready to take the next step, we encourage you to request a quote, contact Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing online, or call (847) 650-6271 to learn more about bathtub refinishing in St. Charles, IL. You can also check out our countertop, sink, and tile refinishing services.