Does your bathtub look scrappy? Do you want to give it a new life? Do you find hiring bathtub refinishing experts too expensive? If yes – you are not the only one.
Go to your nearest home improvement store and check the shelves, and you will be surprised to find dozens of bathtub refinishing kits. Don’t forget to check your favorite online retailer. Search for bathtub refinishing kits, and you will be surprised to find hundreds of options. In short, the availability of so many products for bathtub refinishing means just one thing – there is a massive interest in bathtub refinishing, and people are searching for all kinds of solutions that can help them give a new look and new life to their worn-out bathtub.
You must be wondering whether you can buy any refinishing kit and expect it to work wonders and bring that shine back. Unfortunately, most products sold in the market have low adhesion properties, which means your newly refinished tub tab will be stripping in no time. Another important thing you need to know is that while the refinishing product’s quality is essential, what is much more important is the preparation before the new layer of refinishing product is applied. In today’s post, we will take a close look at choosing the right bathtub refinishing kit and how you need to prepare your bathtub before applying the refinishing product to get the best results.
Cleaning the bathtub
As mentioned in the above paragraphs, the essential part of the refinishing process other than applying the refinishing product is cleaning. It would be best if you made sure that the tub is thoroughly cleaned. There shouldn’t be any soap scum, oil, or anything except the material from which the bathtub was initially made. Keep in mind that the bathtub you buy is made from a wide range of materials, and that material is then glazed or painted.
If you do not regularly clean your bathtub or even if you do, it will develop some scratches, dents, chips, or cracks with time, and dirt will start clinging to these undulations. If oil or scum is still sticking to the surface of the bathtub, the paint or the refinishing product you have so excitedly bought isn’t going to adhere to the surface and will strip away after some time.
Nobody wants that. So, do not skimp out on this step. You might save a few hours if you do not clean the tub thoroughly, but you might end up paying hundreds of dollars when you will have to call in a professional to do the job properly finally, or you might have to replace the tub with a completely new one. In short, a few hours of effort is worth hundreds of dollars.
Choosing the right bathtub refinishing kit
You must know by now that there are hundreds of refinishing kits available in the market at various price points. What nobody has told you is that those refinishing sprays available in the market produce downright nasty fumes. If you use one of those refinishing sprays, your house will start smelling like a chemical factory. Experts recommend investing in some costly exhaust solutions to remain safe when you use one of those dated refinishing sprays on your bathtub.
Thankfully, our new bathtub refinishing kit is entirely different. It has the original pour on recasting resin. This refinishing kit has been developed to eliminate the fumes and peeling problems associated with the old refinishing sprays. Our refinishing kit is entirely odorless, which means nobody will know that the bathtub is being refinished. It is completely DIY friendly. It does not produce any toxic odor, and you do not need to worry about investing in a respirator or an expensive exhaust system when you choose this refinishing kit.
Another common problem with old refinishing sprays is that they start peeling after a few months, but there is no such issue with our refinishing kit. When you apply it as per the provided instructions, it will be 20 times thicker than the spray-on refinishing kits. In short, you don’t need to worry about peeling problems or any other problem. However, we recommend spending a few hours making sure that your bathtub is free of any scum, oils, dirt, or any other material that can prevent the recasting resin from adhering to the surface.
There are hundreds of refinishing kits available in the market, but most of those old refinishing sprays are known to produce toxic fumes. You will need to invest in a respirator or an exhaust system to use those refinishing sprays. Our new refinishing kit contains the original recasting resin. It is 20 times thicker than the spray-on coatings, and it does not produce any odor. Just follow the instructions provided with the refinishing kit, and you will have a new bathtub in no time.