Q.) How long does it usually take to refinish a bathtub? A.) Dallas Bathtub Refinishing is able to refinish almost all bathtubs in one day! Usually within three to four hours. Q.) How Long does it take to refinish a bathtub and tile surround? A.) Dallas Bathtub Refinishing completes Bathtub or Bathtub and Tile surround refinishing in 1 day. the exact hours will depend on the amount of loose or cracked grout, which is always repaired before the refinishing process.
Why does Bathtub Refinishing Cost about the same as a New Bathtub
Q.) Why does bathtub refinishing cost about the same as a new bathtub? A.) The expense involved with a bathtub replacement is actually far greater than the price of a bathtub. I don't get this question as much as I use to but it worth noting because it is a fair question. When a bathtub is replaced the first 2 - 3 rows of tile around the tub have to be removed. This is caused by a 'lip' on the edge of the bathtub that actually fits up under the tile. Another problem often encountered is the removal of the bathtub. It may have to be cut into pieces to get through a door or down a hallway. Which means the door may have to be widened to get a new bathtub back in. This can easily make a bathtub replacement anywhere from $3000.00 or more depending on the work that would need to be done.
Usually when this question is asked it is because of the concern of peeling or flaking. This is actually caused by gases that build up during the curing process and will happen in a few hours and definitely within 30 days of refinishing the bathtub. Dallas Bathtub Refinishing uses a procedure that etches into the old surface and chemically welds the new surface into the old. It always comes with a warranty to cover that issue and actually should never occur with a professional service. This became a huge issue when the store bought Epoxy kits were being used by out of work painters in 2008. The Epoxy kits were misleading by suggesting you could paint a new surface on. However, most failed within 30 days due to the gases built up by epoxy paint on top of a sealed surface like porcelain. In all honesty, I don't blame the painter or home owner because they were usually going strictly by the directions.
Bathtub refinishing is one of those Home Improvements that are actually inexpensive when you consider If done right you will get many, many years of use back out of it. The average cost usually falls between $600 - $800 dollars for a standard size tub. Dallas Bathtub Refinishing is an owner / operated business so by eliminating paid help my prices fall WELL below that average and I work Saturdays and Sundays too. Please see my Dallas Bathtub Refinishing Price list