Even though the cost of bathtub refinishing if you do it yourself is merely $50 for the kit, but if you hire the professional, the overall process can cost you somewhere around $300 to $500! Nevertheless, the cost of bathtub refinishing depends on the kinds of products or things used. Some professionals may use high quality products, while others may use poor quality products. Usually, the bathtub refinishing kit includes quarter paint, package of the cleaning solution and steel wool. But apart from this, following things are being used for bathtub refinishing:
The cleansing solution is required for thoroughly cleansing the bathtub. Rinsing the bathtub after scraping is being done using this solution. The cleansing solution should be mixed in 1 gal. water. Cleaning should be done using the scouring pad and only as per the directions mentioned on the refinishing kit.
Steel wool is being used to make the surface of the bathtub dull. The steel wool should be rubbed across the surface and the residual should be rinsed out. The bathtub should be dried thereafter.
Another important thing to be used in the process of bathtub refinishing is the painter’s tape. This is being used to cover the tub overflow as well as the drain. This tape is later removed by the professionals. Usually, the plastic bag is being taped over the bathtub spout as well as the shower head. This keeps away the water drip during painting.
Paints and Chemicals
Finally, the most important thing that is being used in the process of bathtub refinishing is paint. Epoxy paint is being stirred before being applied. After the epoxy paints have dried, repainting should be done. The kit involves a lot of paint to cover two coats of the bathtub.
Apart from these things, other little things such as sprayers may be used by the professionals for painting. Chemicals are also being used. Without these things, it is not possible to get the bathtub refinishing done in the effective way.
All these things as well as the tools required for bathtub refinishing can be taken either in the kit, or also on the rent, if you are going for the DIY process. But if you have hired the professionals, you don’t need to worry about anything since they can handle everything. These things should be of high quality so that best results can be achieved.