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Decor Q&A: Reglazing the Bathroom Tub?

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How do you reglaze the bathroom tub? Can we do it ourselves?

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Reglazing a tub involves spraying a new glossy coating onto your tub made of either epoxy or urethane (the first lasts up to three years, the latter close to 10). And yes, you can choose a new color, which means you can turn a peach or moss green tub into sparkling white. Little known fact: It’s what hotels do when their tubs and showers start looking old after seven or eight years. It costs about $250 to $500 to reglaze the tub in a couple of hours, and it looks like a brand new bathroom.
But don't kid yourselves -- have it done by a pro. If your tub has been reglazed before, they’ll have to remove the prior glaze before installing the new one (at an added cost). Some tubs also require sandblasting at an added cost if your piece is chipped or requires smoothing out -- not the easiset DIY project.