Sometimes, it isn’t necessary to purchase a new bathtub home just to renew a dull bathtub, often reglazing the bathtub is enough to beautify your bathtub and make it stainless, looks as if it is new. Reglazing bathtub is extremely cheaper than purchasing the new one. How much is actually the reglaze bathtub cost?
Reglaze bathtub cost averages $421.43 - $770.60 per bathtub in 2012. It’s various since it depends on the average material costs, national average hourly labor wages and unit labor producitivity rates. There are some important thing you should know to avoid you pay for something excessively. First, I recommend you to hire companies which they surely know what they are doing, because incorrect application will make bad results and it doesn’t feel good even it won’t make your tub better than before. The preparation is the important part before reglazing your bathtub. You can do the preparation by yourself, or you can hire the refinishing company to do it on full service. However, ensure the preparation is well done prepared, either it is done by the company or you do it yourself. So, how is the good preparation? First indicator is the tub should be cleaned from all contaminants, you can use chemical cleaner to clean the soap scum. Furthermore, ensure to completely remove the caulking which cling onto the tub, since caulking will cause the finish to fail.
Now, let’s get to cost. The refinishing company should get paid what it is worth, and you should get service for what you’ve paid. For materials such as primer, urethane, plastic, paper, tape, repirator element and so on, it roughly cost $70. If a tub reglazing takes 10 hours which is @$50/hour, it will cost $500. So, you should pay more or less $570 for a reglazing tub. Now you know how much you should pay for a reglaze bathtub cost in a full service, just calculate the estimates for a good investment and avoid your money down the drain.
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