Options for Re-Glazing a Bathtub
LESLIE: Time to jump in the tub with Bill in Missouri. How can we help you?
BILL: Well, I have a problem with my tub and let me preface this call by telling you I’m not that much of a handyman.
BILL: I have a bluish-grayish tub …
BILL: … with pink tile and it’s just not acceptable; I mean the people that lived there had five girls or something. And what I want to do is – I heard about acid wash or acid – dip it and have it all one color; like make it all white and just change the fixtures and that would save me a lot of money and aggravation. And I just wanted your recommendation on that idea.
TOM: Well, you’re talking about do-it-yourself glazing where you use an acid wash to kind of wipe it down and get it real clean and then you put a glaze on top of that and it will look white and it will look pretty. The problem is it’ll only look that way for a couple or more years because the reglazing that you can do yourself is just not as durable after that time. You know, you’ll still be able to use it but you may get some chips and stuff like that. So there’s basically just more maintenance.
BILL: Right. Tom, would you recommend that maybe I, for that part of the bathroom job, have a professional come in and do it?
TOM: It might be a little bit easier on you. You’re still going to not have the same durability that you would if it was originally a white porcelain tub, Bill.
LESLIE: It would be far more durable, though, than a do-it-yourself kit.