If you are one of the many owners of a less than aesthetically pleasing bathtub and are considering purchasing a new one, then consider the option of reglazing. While a new bathtub may be necessary in some instances, reglazing is the perfect way to rejuvenate an old tub while saving a substantial amount of money. If finances are of great concern, reglazing with or without new tub fixtures can bring new life to an old bathtub easily and inexpensively.
Tackle the Project Yourself or Hire a Professional?
Once you’ve made the choice to reglaze your existing bathtub instead of purchasing a new one, it’s time to decide who will take on the task; you or a professional. If you are the handy type you may be considering tackling the project yourself in order to save on a professional’s fees. While doing the reglazing yourself will indeed save money, this is certainly not the project to do incorrectly.
It’s imperative that the reglazing process be done just right to avoid any future problems, so those of you who aren’t good at home improvement projects may want to make use of a professional’s knowledge and services. While this may be the more expensive route to take, you will definitely save time and potential troubles in the long run.
Helpful Hints for Reglazing Bathtubs
If you have decided on handling bathtub reglazing on your own without the help of a professional, be sure to remember the following tips to make your experience as pleasant as possible while getting the job done right at the same time.
1. Breathe Easy
When reglazing bathtubs, proper ventilation is of the utmost importance. If your bathroom is without windows, or ones that function, be sure to have another form of ventilation in place before beginning the reglazing. Numerous chemicals are used in the reglazing process, chemicals that shouldn’t be breathed in, so be sure to have substantial airflow while working.
2. Protect Your Bathroom
It’s a good idea to plan ahead and remove any items in the bathroom that may inadvertently come in contact with the glaze. Everything that can be removed should be, and anything else in the room, besides the tub of course, should be securely covered before the reglazing process begins.
3. Have Patience
Many people make the mistake of using their reglazed tub too soon, ruining all of their hard work. After completion, allow at least 48 hours to pass before using your newly glazed tub, and be sure to wait at least 24 hours before replacing your tub’s fixtures.