If you’ve seen horror stories about bathtub painting, you may be worried about getting your bathtub refinished. Will there be paint strokes on the tub? Will the paint last?
There is a huge difference between professional bathtub refinishing and bathtub painting. Understanding this difference may ease your concerns and help you find the best solution for your bathroom.
What a Professionally Refinished Bathtub Should Look Like
If you get your bathtub professionally finished, it should look like a newly manufactured tub. At Maryland Tub and Tile, we use a proprietary blend of materials and application techniques to create a silky smooth finish. There are no brush strokes or roller marks to worry about because the coating isn’t painted on. Multiple layers are sprayed to perfection to yield a beautiful long-lasting finish.
If you have imperfections on your bathtub, we’ll sand them down or fill them in before the new coating gets applied. Our goal is to make your tub look brand new, even if it’s decades old. Explore our before and after gallery to see what bathtub refinishing looks like.
DIY Bathtub Painting Usually Looks Streaky
If you’ve seen a painted bathtub before using a DIY kit, it probably looked streaky or had roller marks on it. Even the pricey kits on the market don’t deliver smooth results like professional refinishing does. Our refinishers use state-of-the-art equipment, and they have years of experience perfecting their craft. Any horror stories you see online are likely the result of a novice trying to paint their tub on their own.
Professional Bathtub Refinishing Is Durable, Just Like Factory Tub Coating
The great thing about professional bathtub refinishing is that you don’t have to worry about the durability of the coating. It’s not fragile. You can use your tub just like you did before. Avoid cleaning with abrasives to preserve the coating as long as possible, but don’t be afraid to use your bathtub like you always have.
Painted Tubs Chip and Scratch Quickly
With regards to the DIY route, almost all painted bathtubs chip or scratch shortly after painting. This is especially true if you use your tub frequently. The coating in those kits does not adhere the same way our proprietary blend does. Without the right preparation steps, it will flake off in a matter of months. Ultimately, you’ll save money and have a better experience going with pro bathtub refinishing.
These Standards Apply to Tile Refinishing and Countertop Refinishing as Well
The statements above also apply to tile refinishing, countertop refinishing, shower pan refinishing, and other professional refinishing services for bathrooms. In the case of tile refinishing, the new coating goes over both the tile and the grout. Imagine not having to clean your grout lines anymore!
Most homeowners are surprised to learn just how affordable bathroom refinishing services are. Contact Maryland Tub and Tile at 877-717-8827 to schedule your quote. We proudly serve many communities in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Washington D.C.