SPRING CLEANING SPECIAL
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Got a old dingy looking bathtub? Visit a home improvement store and you note that a new bathtub is inexpensive–less than $200. How hard can this be to replace? But add in the cost of a contractor, demolition, removal, landfill fees, tilers, and a plumber, and the total cost of the job has ballooned.
You can install an acrylic liner, but it is still costly and it only covers up your bathroom problems. Compared to all that, refinishing your tub looks pretty good.
Your 4 Options
- Replacement: Tear out your existing tub/shower and replace. What’s the worst part of this? The demolition. Cost: $1,000 or more.
- Refinishing: Refinishing is a hire-the-pro project. DIY is great for many things, but it is virtually impossible to do a decent bathtub refinishing job by yourself. Porcelain, fiberglass, andcast-iron tubs can all be refinished.
- Tub Liners: At prices equal to or greater than refinishing, bathtub liners are not the bargain option. But they are always cheaper than full replacement, and unlike refinishing, you never worry about the finish wearing away.
- DIY Refinishing: Worth mentioning as something you probably do not want to take on. Nearly impossible to achieve a smooth finish, and DIY finishes will begin to peel and chip soon after.