What is Bathtub Reglazing?
Bathtub reglazing, also known as bathtub refinishing and bathtub resurfacing, is basically the process by which an old, worn out bathtub is restored to a like new condition by applying a new glaze finish over the surface of the tub. Thus, the names reglazing, refinishing and resurfacing. There is no difference in the process, it is simply terms that people associate with bathtub reglazing.
The bathtub reglazing process was developed in the 1950's due to the inconvenience and high cost of replacing a bathtub. Replacing a bathtub is not only expensive, but it can also be a real hassle. You are typically looking at a lot of demolition with the removal of the old bathtub, vanity, toilet, breaking tiles and re-tiling. You may also have to do some plumbing work to replace damaged pipes resulting from the removal process, and of course, connect the new bathtub to the existing plumbing. The expenses to do all this work can add up to thousands of dollars.
Bathtub reglazing can be done right in your bathroom without disturbing the existing tiles, fixtures, or plumbing. The process takes about two to four hours and is ready to use after 24 hours.