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Nationally speaking the cost to refinish a bathtub can range from $200 and $977. The median or average refinishing or resurfacing project will generally come in around $475. Many homeowners opt for this route compared to a replacement due to the extra labor costs associated with replacement.

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When it comes to bathtub refinishing, your location can play a significant role in how much you’ll end up spending. The typical range for this process is generally between $328 – $603. Those figures end up averaging out at about $462.

For those who are planning to do the job themselves, the price expected for the project can be at or above $200, and this is for the materials. The materials can be bought separately or as a (DIY) kit. The products for doing the job is typically waterproof sandpaper, two or more painting components, a cleaner and a surface prep substance. You can also choose between using a roller, a brush or a paint sprayer.

On the other hand, a high-end, top-of-the-line refinishing project by a contractor can be as much as $900. This number is contingent, especially if you’re in a low cost area, or if you’re in a relative high-cost area. In other words, the specific local rates can fluctuate between different contractors and current location. If you’re going the contractor route, shopping around for estimates is your best bet.

The best way to restore a bathtub is to refinish it


When it comes to remodeling and renovation, the bathroom is one of the most popular topics and choices. Besides its basic layout and practical purpose, the bathroom has tremendous potential to be updated. Though it’s generally one of the smallest rooms in a house, homeowners have taken bathroom renovation to the next level. Of course, any restorative home project will have a price tag, but this is generally expected with anything that’s being restored. One of the objects to restore is the bathtub and if it’s done right, a restored bathtub can transform this room into a work of art.

One of the best ways to restore a bathtub is to refinish it. These square, oval or round shaped tubs are one of the most overused objects in the home. Whenever something is overused, it begins to wear-down. When something is worn-down, the general rule is to replace it. Fortunately, not so much in this situation. Bathtubs are similar to vehicles in a sense. You can take an old car then invest some money into new parts, paint and bodywork. The finished product can dramatically raise in value. The same thing goes for bathtubs. Stains, chips and outdated colors are the culprits, but all isn’t lost.

Is Refinishing a Better Option?


Refinishing A Tub:

Why Refinishing A Tub Can Be The Better Option

Most homeowners know that purchasing a new bathtub can be expensive, depending on the specific type of tub. The standard tub is about 5 feet-long, and it’s generally made out of porcelain. The cheapest 5 foot-long tub can run for about $140 at most home improvement stores. Since most homeowners have no construction/renovation skills, hiring a professional contractor is the only option and this is where the inflation begins.

Inflation?…Inflation, which means the ballooning effects of the total project costs. Removing a tub isn’t as easy as you may think. Depending on the contractor who actually put the tub in place, most tubs are screwed and bolted into their current position. Not to mention the copious amounts of adhesive glue that is underneath the tub itself. If you’re thinking about purchasing a new tub then you better factor in the separate costs of the contractor, the plumbing, demolition, removal, tilers and landfill fees.

On the other hand, many homeowners that have dealt with this specific situation have decided to reline or better known as (relining), the tub. Relining a tub usually comes from some form of damage to the tub’s physical structure. Relining is basically a cover-up of the problem, but the expense for doing so can be greater than refinishing the tub in the end. Liners aren’t really a bargain, especially when being compared to refinishing, but it is definitely a lot cheaper than a replacement.