Get tips on reglazing your bathroom's bathtub. Find out if reglazing is worth more than replacing for a bathtub that you love.
LESLIE: Eileen in Maryland needs some help with a bath . What can we do for you?
LESLIE: How much do you like the shape and size of the tub?
EILEEN: Well, it’s a big tub and it’s not quite rectangular. It comes out in the front and goes back in so I don’t know …
TOM: Right. Mm-hmm.
LESLIE: Do you love it? If you love it, reglazing it is the option.
EILEEN: Well, I reglazed another tub in another house and they came back twice and it wasn’t smooth. When you sat on it, you could feel little grains and then they told me that I couldn’t use any harsh detergents to clean it. Well, it’s hard to clean a bathtub [and the kids with a harsh detergent.] (ph)
LESLIE: Without the …
TOM: Well, that’s true but you have to understand that reglazing is not as durable as the original porcelain finish; you can’t expect it to be. And so you have to be a little bit easier with it. But I think if you love the tub that reglazing is probably the best way to go.
EILEEN: OK. You answered my question; I really appreciate it. I just didn’t know which way to go.
TOM: Alright, Eileen. Glad we helped you out. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.