Refinishing bathtubs are, in much the same way as we discuss refinishing countertops in a previous post, jobs best left to professionals.
With that in mind, DIY refinishing for a bathtub is almost always a poor choice. Outside the soul merit that it might be cheaper than a professionally done refinishing, there are many detriments. In order to refinish a bathtub, you must first fully clean and remove any build-up of mineral deposits, soap scum, body oils, etc., and utilize powerful industrial-strength chemicals that require, at the very least, rubber gloves, goggles, and a breathing respirator, to ready the tub before any refinishing.
Only after the tub is cleaned and any damage repaired, can you begin refinishing by bonding and priming the entirety of the tub and then applying the topcoat. If any one of these steps is lax or missing, the refinishing job might as well be scrapped. Without a proven bonding agent to fuse the new finish onto the old surface, you are really just doing a temporary “paint” job. Good refinishing requires an effective bonding agent and hi tech acrylic resins to provide the best results.
If you’re thinking of taking on a do it yourself project, make the right choice and find a Miracle Method location near you. You can also call our toll free number, 855-212-7337, to reach the nearest Miracle Method professional.
Photo courtesy of Dave.