When you are ready to renovate a bathroom, finding ways to cut costs can help you extend your renovation dollars as far as possible. One effective way to do this can be to keep your old tub, refinishing your tub instead of completely replacing it.
While you may be intent on doing your entire bathroom update yourself, however, hiring a professional to refinish your tub – rather than going the do-it-yourself (DIY) method with a tub liner or spray refinish – is well worth the investment. We’ll explain why below.
Why to Avoid DIY Tub Liners & Spray Refinishes
Some of the major problems that tend to arise with DIY tub liners and spray refinishes include (but are by no means limited to):
- Improper application – With liners, this can mean that the liner is not smoothly or properly affixed to the surface of a tub. This can create bubbles, open seams at the edges of tubs and other unsightly issues. With spray refinishes, improper application can lead to uncovered portions of the tub and uneven application of the spray.
- Water leakage and infiltration – When liners and spray refinishes are not properly applied to tubs, there are far greater chances that water will penetrate the newly added layer and become trapped between the top layer and the tub.
- Accelerated damage to tubs – With water trapped on the surface of tubs, tubs can start to rust, and other residue can begin to eat away at the surface of tubs. This can end up causing more damage than if you didn’t do the DIY “fix” in the first place.
All of this can end up meaning that your efforts to try to save money and cut costs upfront can end up costing your more down the line, as shoddy DIY liners and spray refinishes can end up ruining perfectly good older tubs, causing people to have to buy new tubs far soon they would have had to otherwise.
So, the bottom line is that it can be best to leave your bathtub updates to professionals who can complete them perfectly, providing a warranty, for still far less than a new bathtub would cost.
Contact Colorado Tub Repair Today for a Free Bathtub Refinishing Estimate
Let us refinish your bathtub for less than you think. Contact us for a free bathtub refinishing estimate by calling (303) 908-8764 or by clicking here. You can also email us using the contact form located here.