Conducting A Bath Tub Refinishing

By: Mayoor Patel

It is very important that regular bath tub refinishing is done to keep the tub clean and presentable. This is because aside from the bed, the tub is the next refuge for people. This is the spot where most of us spend our relaxation sessions. Note that refinishing is not synonymous to cleaning; it is much better. Refinishing is the only available choice as compared to the cleaning because there are problems that can not be resolved by simple cleaning procedures.

Refinishing can be done by a do-it-yourself kit but it is advisable that a skilled craftsman be employed for the job. Skilled craftsmen have the advantage of knowledge as opposed to amateur homeowners. Being a homeowner, however, do not mean being ignorant of the common do's and dont's in bath tub refinishing.

When hiring a skilled craftsman, make sure that he does not use acid to clean the outer surface of porcelain and ceramic materials. Acid is formerly used to chemically bond the surface of porcelain and ceramic, but it was later found to be dangerous to the external surface. Also, do not let the craftsman employ other means to hide the cracks or chips. Buy a new bath tub and use bath tub liners to protect the porcelain edges. It can also serve as a safety measure against slippage.

Aside from falling victim to the accumulation of molds and stains that make any porcelain and ceramic materials turn yellowish over time, a bath tub is also vulnerable to cracks or chipping that can further shorten its lifespan. This is the reason why the refinishing of the bath tub must be done regularly, perhaps every five to seven years. Worthy to note, however, refinishing of the bath tub is not only limited to the porcelain tub or ceramic tiles but also includes the stainless fixtures of a sink and shower. Counter tops can also be considered for bath tub refinishing.

The end result of refinishing your bath tub should be to give your old friend a look of being brand new, with the white porcelain once again glistening and pristine. While there are kits that purport to make this happen, keep in mind that unless you are very handy around the house, using the kits in the long run will cost you much more than having a professional come in and do the work. As mentioned above, screen the professional carefully to make sure the job will be done properly. Once it is complete, schedule out some time to have a bubble bath in your brand new refinished bath tub.

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