Pricing is ALL-IN!
When a tub is refinished properly, repairs are never an option. They must be done - not only to achieve a beautiful end result, but also to guarantee the work! So as you look at the pricing below, keep in mind that these are total costs that include all prep, standard repairs, and refinishing - as well as a Turnkey Service, which means coming back the day after refinishing to (1) remove the paper and plastic on the floor and walls that served to protect those areas from overspray, (2) re-caulk where necessary, and (3) re-install the drain and overflow cover when necessary.
Cost of service includes standard repairs, complete refinishing, and a Turnkey Service.
NOTE: This size and shape tub can be made of porcelain, acrylic, or fiberglass.
Starts at $750
Cost of service starts at $750 because fiberglass and acrylic repairs can be much more extensive than porcelain repairs, and unfortunately most repairs cannot be guaranteed due to the underlying cause of damage being unidentified and unresolved.
Starts at $875
Cost is for refinishing the inside of tub only. Measure length of tub from tip to tip and add $50 per additional half foot over 5 feet.
Bathtub must be installed to be refinished.
Types of Tubs: Porcelain, Acrylic, and Fiberglass
There are 3 types of materials bathtubs can be made from: porcelain (over steel or cast iron), fiberglass, and acrylic. The most common type and size of bathtub is a 5 foot rectangular porcelain tub, but this size tub can also be made of acrylic or fiberglass.
One-Piece Wall Units
Some acrylic and fiberglass tubs can be part of a one-piece wall unit, where the wall and the tub are one big molded piece of material. How can you tell if your bathtub is actually part of a wall unit and not a "stand-alone" tub? Look for a caulk line that clearly separates the bathtub from the walls surrounding it. If there is no caulk line, then yours is a one-piece wall unit. Unfortunately, this means that even though only the tub may need refinishing, we must refinish the entire wall unit, because again, it is one piece of material.
NOTE: If a one-piece wall unit is what you want refinished, we will need to know the height of the walls, measured from the top of the bathtub to the top of the wall.
Repair Work Prior to Refinishing
Repairs are not optional. In order to guarantee our work, all damage (rust, chips, nicks, holes, staining, discoloration, etc.) found on a tub's surface must be repaired prior to refinishing the tub. Cost for repairs are included in the price except in cases where there is extreme damage involved.
Our 40+ years of experience with tubs that need to be refinished has been that inherent abnormalities (like pinholes, pock marks, and dimples created during the manufacturing process), as well as flaws due to normal wear and tear, begin to appear and become magnified once we start to spray on the new finish.
To help minimize these flaws, we take an extra step during the prep phase that we call "skinning" the tub, which is meticulously filling in these divots with bondo to build them up, then gently sanding them smooth and leveling them out as much as is possible before refinishing. Although it's impossible to remove all of a tub's imperfections, any that remain will not adversely affect the tub's refinished surface.
Semi-Sterile Environment Required
We will be closing the bathroom door after refinishing to seal the room. Please keep it closed and do not enter the bathroom until we come back the next day. This will help keep a semi-sterile, still environment in place. Entering the room will stir up the air and may cause lint or other minute particles of debris to fall and get caught in the tub surface while it is still wet. We cannot be responsible for this.