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Don't replace! Refinish it!

American Bathtub Refinishers

Some of the surfaces that we can bring back to life:

What does a new tub really cost?

The national average cost to replace a bathtub is $3,052.


Sure you can buy a cheap bathtub for $500, but this does not include labor, plumbing, or replacement of tiles, walls, floors, and fixtures. Replacement can also be messy and time consuming. We can resurface your tub in place with no mess and little inconvenience for a fraction of the cost.  Remember, tubs don't wear out, surfaces do.

*How long does it take to refinish my bathtub?

Normally three to five hours.  



*How long before I can use my tub again?

You may use your bathtub in 24 hours.


*Can I change the color of my tub?
Yes, we can refinish your tub in any color.  Ask for details.


*What is the refinishing process?

We remove the old caulking, scrape the tub to remove any films, clean it will solvents and industrial cleaner (no harsh acids), cover tub walls, vanities, etc., apply base coat, and top coat with acrylic urethane.  Anti-slip material may also be installed during the process.  Remove paper, re-caulk the tub and it will be ready to use in 24 hours.


*How long will the finish last?

Because everything is relative, with normal care and proper cleaning, your new finish will last for many years. We also provide a 7 year written warranty (some exceptions apply).


*What special cleanser should I use on new finish?

One of the advantages of this process is that the bathtub is easier to clean than before. It is now nonporous. The new surface should be cleansed as you would any bathtub. We suggest that you do not use harsh abrasives such as Comet, Ajax, etc., because these react like sandpaper to any surface, including a new bathtub. You will find that the liquid cleansers such as Dow, Lysol Tub & Tile, Fantastic, etc., are much better.


*My tub is not connected; can you refinish it in my yard or garage?

Not really. First, bathtubs are awkward to handle and in the moving or connecting of the bathtub, it is almost certain some damage to the new finish would occur. Furthermore, and most importantly, dust dirt and foreign particles in the outside air pose a problem to the fresh coating prior to the curing stage.  


*In remodeling my bathroom, should I have my tub refinished first?

No. Do all other work first such as papering, painting or new lavatory. Schedule us last because our warranty does not cover man-made damage. Accidents could happen that might damage the new finish of your bathtub.


*Do you change any of the plumbing fixtures?

No. Plumbing problems, leaks, broken fixtures, etc., Must be resolved before we are scheduled.


*Can you just do the bottom of my tub?

No, because in refinishing, the idea is to start and end the process outside the water area. This prevents the possibility of the water seeping under the new finish.


*Is there anything I can do to get the shine back on my tub?

If you have attempted to clean the bathtub with normal household cleansers and the tub is still dull, stained or dirty in appearance, there is probably nothing you can do to restore the shine yourself.


  • Clawfoot Bathtubs

  • Tile Surrounds

  • Wall Surrounds

  • Shower Bases

  • Pedestal Bathtubs

  • Large Wall Sinks

  • Porcelain Bathtubs

  • Fiberglass Showers

  • Fiberglass Bathtubs

  • Crack and chip repair

  • Steel Bathtubs

  • Cast-iron Bathtubs

Your NEW bathtub is just a call away...
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