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Want to keep old bathtub - reglaze?
We are redoing our bathroom and want to keep the original
(1940's) tub. It has one small chip and some scratches. Can
anyone recommend a quality reglazer/ refinisher? Also,
anything to watch out for or note? thx!
Sorry I don't have a recommendation for you. We used
Miracle Method to refinish our bathtub. The customer
service was nice and it looked good when they left, but I am
not at all pleased with the durability. It was peeling
within months. I eventually called to express my
dissatisfaction and they sent a crew out to take a look.
They put another coat on that helped, but now that one is
starting to peel, too. From a distance it looks fine, but
up close you can see that it is peeling around the edges.
We only have one bathroom so our tub is used daily, but we
do take care not to abuse it. I have not been pleased with
this purchase. Can't recommend Miracle Method
Bathtub - Replace or ''reface''?
Does anyone have experience with ''re-facing'' a bathtub? Ours
is rather old / dingy, and we've heard that there is some kind
of re-facing (capping?) that can be done, which turns out to be
more cost-effective than a whole new bathtub. Anyone have
theirs done? How much was it, and who did it? Would you
recommend it? How did the price compare to a replacement?
Tub needs a re-do
No I do not think it is worth getting your tub refinished. Ours
got scratched immediately and it has only gotten worse. My
sister had the same problem when she had hers refinished. I
think it pays to get a new tub; you might be happier in the
Definitely reface the tub if you can. We have had it done a
couple of times in apartment units that we own and it is both
much less expensive than getting a new tub and your tub will end
up looking brand new. It is amazing!
Call Bruce Pullen at 510-304-2100. It is a two-day process and
then you can use the tub a day or so later. I can't remember
exactly how much it cost, but it was very reasonable.
We had a good experience with refacing the original tub in our 1930's home last
November. Our toddler and dogs are regularly bathed in the tub (not at the
of course), and we haven't had any problems with scratches or scuffs. The
cleaned out the drain hole and overflow valve so that they no longer have brown
stains, and caulked around the perimeter. I've heard that the quality of the
depends on the company that's doing the work (even if they use the same method
another company). We used www.mmeastbay.com and the whole process cost just
Anyone resurfaced their tub recently?
We're considering getting our old tub resurfaced before the holiday
guests arrive. Has anyone had experience with resurfacing your tub?
Their were some old posts in the archives and I was wondering if
places like www.mmeastbay.com still do a decent job? We only need it
to last for five years or so until we can save enough to do a proper
remodel of the bathroom.
Thanks in advance.
I had my 1955 ''peachy'' beige tub refinished to white by Miracle
Method East Bay 2 months ago and they did a great job. The
refinish looks like new and they cleaned up and recaulked
beautifully. Very satisfied.
I had my tub resurfaced a year ago by Bay Area Coatings and was very
with the results. My tub had rust stains and worn enamel in places,
resurfacing was almost like getting a new tub. I would leave the
house for a couple
days if you can because it smells toxic but dissipates eventually.
It's a great
inexpensive solution for those of us that can't afford a bathroom
Bathtub resurfacing &/or using Miracle Method?
We are replacing our bathroom floor and are trying to decide what to do
original 1922 tub which is stained in the bottom. We love the size and
design of the
tub (it is nice and deep like a claw foot) and haven't see anything
purchase which comes close (did check used tubs at Omega and they have
close but not in perfect shape). So, to save us from this dilemma (and
the cost of
having to retile right now) we are thinking of resurfacing the tub. We
mixed things about Miracle Method and would love to hear other reviews
them and or other products or companies you have used. How long does it
how durable? I appreciate any advice and experience you are able to
We had Miracle Method resurface our bathtub and tile in the
shower enclosure 2 years ago. I have not been happy with the
durability. It already has several chips, especially around the
drains and in the corners. The entire area looks better than it
did before it was treated, but for $1100 I would have expected it
to last longer. I keep meaning to go look up my warranty
information and am happy to have this forum to voice my displeasure!
Not a satisfied customer
Refinishing an old tub
Any recommendations on methods and referrals for refinishing an
old tub? Our appears to be the original with the house
(1939). The interior has become rough and dingy, but otherwise
it is a great tub. I've looked at BPN archives, but the posts
were several years old. I've heard that the finish can chip
easily -- is this still the case?
In 04 we had our horrible tub refinished by Miracle Method (925)
685 4411 (www.mmeastbay.com). It cost just under $500 at that
time but it was worth it to get a tub that looked like new. We
were very happy with the results and it's holding up well 3
years later. It has got a couple of really small chips where we
have dropped things in it in that time. The process itself
smells really awful but I'm guessing that would be true of any
refinishing. Just a warning to keep young ones away especially.
refinished tub owner
ours was refinished 4 years ago, before we bought our house (so
don't know which company did it, etc.)and while it looked
gorgeous when we bought the house one year later it had several
chips and 3 years later, major chips and huge peeling areas. we
use the tub 3-4 times a week. Certainly it is cheaper and more
environmental than replacing, but I think it is probably a
temporary (several years) fix that can't be re-done many times.
Have you had your bathtub refinished?
I saw one previous post on the web site, but am looking
for more, and more recent, information. Have you had your
bathtub refinished? (instead of buying a new one &
replacing) What company did you use? How is it holding
up, and how long is it guaranteed for? I'm looking for a
company that can do this for an older, oddly colored tub,
as we can't afford the new tub at this time. Thanks so
much for any advice and recommendations.
Would prefer to replace, but will refinish for now
We just used Miracle Method. $500. It has a 5 year
warranty. My one complaint is that they did not do the
greatest job in protecting the other bathroom fixtures
during the spraying. There are some deposits now on our
medicine cabinet mirror and the toilet seat lid. It's the
kind of thing that nobody else would notice. The tub looks
ours was refinished just before we bought our house and 7
months later there are 3 chips and several smaller
scratches from average bathing use by our pretty calm
children. I think you are supposed to be super careful,
the finish is sort of like an extra thick eggshell.
Recommend someone to refinish a bathtub?
Can anyone recommend someone who can refinish our bathtub?
The finish is peeling off like crazy, and we need to get it
done soon. I don't know if this is something I can actually
do myself, but I assume it is pretty major and entails
blasting off the old finish, etc.
Thanks in advance
We used Miracle Method around May of this year and things
are holding up so far. They transformed our tub from a
stained horrible mess with a few rust spots to a new
looking white tub. The 'whiteness' has dulled a little -
it was positively dazzling in the first week and now it
just looks normal white. We were pleased with the results
but the smell from the chemicals is really awful while they
are doing the refinish. They have a website www.miraclemethod.com. We paid $475 which seemed to be the going rate.
Interested in having 6+ bathtubs refinished
I am interested in having 6+ bathtubs refinished instead of
replacing them. If you've used this process or researched
it, I'd love your input. What does it cost? Is your
refinished tub as good as a new one? How long does it take
to refinish a bathtub? Who would you recommend or not?
I just went through the process of having the tubs in our
Boulder condo refinished. The cost was approx. $175/tub
by the first guy who did a horrible job.. turns out he
didn't use the proper acid to clean the tubs first. Almost
immediately the tubs began peeling around the drain and on
the ledges. (I am only telling you this so that you make
sure you get a bonded and insured and licensed contractor
to do it... we didn't the first time.. and now have to sue
the guy for the repair costs in small claims court!)
The stripping and second refinish by a better company cost
$250/tub and it looks absolutely great. They will usually
warranty it for ten years as long as you use the proper
products on the tubs. If you have tenants the warranty is
industry standard one year.
Have you had your tub or tile refinished?
anyone had their tub or tile refinished? I'm
remodeling a bathroom and I'm considering refinishing
the tub instead of buying new. It's in fine condition
but it looks dingy. Any good or bad experiences?
Recommendations for a company to do the work? Anyone
use a company called Miracle Method?
I used a company called Quality Refinishing in the
city. It was not cheap ($400)..probably half the cost
of a new tub, but our bathroom on the second floor is
hard to get to and the tubs are very heavy. He did a
great job, but as he left he said ''Make sure the kids
don't bang on the finish with toys.'' That left me a
bit puzzled. The spray on enamel is not so thick and
they say it can chip. It looks great but how long it
wil last is anyone's guess.
We had a bathtub resurfaced about 2 years ago when we had our bathroom
overhauled. Basically the process involves painting an enamel paint
coating on the tub which is bonded to the porcelin surface. I hired a
guy named David at Master Glaze because he was in the price range
($300-$400... it's expensive) and available the day we needed him. I
DON'T recommend him. There are a few drip marks and he failied to
putty a small corroded area which in the most visible part of the tub!
The Sink Factory recommends a fellow claiming "we wouldn't hire anyone
else on the planet!" but he was on the high price end. Frankly, (now)
I'd spring for the extra $50. because it should look great for
years. Ohmega Salvage recommended the same guy. You could call the
Sink Factory for his number.... I don't have it anymore.
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