How Long Will A Bathtub Reglazing Last?

How Long Will A Bathtub Reglazing Last?

Bathtubs always look better when they are brand new. However, with prolonged use and a bad glaze job, the glaze can crack, chip, and peel off, leaving the raw bathtub exposed and vulnerable. The glaze is very important for the well-being of the bathtub. Thus, it is crucial to have a good bathtub glaze to ensure its longevity. Read on to find out more about bathtub reglazing and how long it will last.

How Long Can a Professional Reglazing Last?

A professional reglaze will last ten to fifteen years with maintenance and weekly cleaning. Constant care is required to keep unwanted agents and moisture from damaging your glaze and possibly damaging your bathtub. With proper care, a professional reglaze can last 10-15 years. If not a professional job, a cheap over-the-counter kit may not even last a year. Therefore, we would never recommend anything other than a professional reglaze.

Hence, there are two choices in terms of how you would want to reglaze your bathtub: Professional reglazing vs DIY.

DIY Reglazing Steps

The steps for DIY reglazing are as follows:

Why You Should Not DIY Reglaze

Although a DIY reglaze is much more affordable compared to professional work and you have flexibility in dictating the pace of the project on your own terms, there are some disadvantages you should be aware of:

Why You Should Engage Professional Reglazing

Tips on How to Take Care of Your Bathtub After Reglazing

A tip on how to properly care for a bathtub is avoiding abrasive cleaners. Abrasive cleaners will strip most of the protective qualities of the finishing paint exposing the elements of the bathtub. Doing this will remove the protective layer of the bathtub, damaging it over a long period.

Reglazing your bathtub is a process that helps maintain the life of your bathtub. It is worth considering a professional reglazing job the next time you want to give your tub a new look. It will also be a MUCH cheaper alternative if you consider replacing your existing bathtub with a new one. Contact us if you need assistance on your bathtub reglazing project.