Change the Color of Your Bathtub
LESLIE: Talking to Janine in Pennsylvania. What’s happening at your money pit?
JANINE: Hi. Yeah, we’re in the middle of redoing our bathroom and actually it’s an investment house and the bathtub is really ugly, Robin-egg blue.
TOM: OK. (Janine chuckles)
LESLIE: Hey, I like that color.
JANINE: It’s nice but not for bathtubs. (chuckles) And not this decade (INAUDIBLE). (Leslie chuckles) We would like to know of a product to cover that.
TOM: Well, you can – you can recoat your bathtub. You can refinish the porcelain on it. But what I’ve found was that most of the products that are commercially available for that, unless you’re taking the tub out and having it completely reglazed, the do-it-yourself products are not that durable.
LESLIE: They look good for patching. But in a big situation it doesn’t really stay as nicely; it doesn’t look as smooth. I mean unless you are like a master applicator of this stuff it really needs to be done by a pro.
TOM: You might be better off trying to decorate around it, you know what I mean? Keeping the blue and changing the colors.
JANINE: (overlapping voices) Oh, it’s bad though. (chuckling)
TOM: That bad, huh?
JANINE: It’s bad.
TOM: Well, you know, replacing your bathroom’s always a good investment. It gives you good resale value. (chuckling) So that might be your next choice.
JANINE: Well, I appreciate that. Thank you.
TOM: You’re welcome, Janine. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.