Bathtub refinishing is the process of making damaged areas or refreshing worn out surfaces of the tube by use of etching acid which repairs chicks and cracks which this acid used provides mechanical adhesion on the repaired parts.
Application of adhesion-promoting bonding agents like silanes on the surface before coating increases the forces of attraction and this ends up blocking any cracks or chips also another method of refinishing bathtub surfaces.
Bathtub refinishing aims to restoring that state the tube was, making it possible to clean and making it look new and it starts with thorough cleaning to remove minerals deposited, body oils on the surface and cracks or chips repairing and then the fine-finish spray is applied on the surface to increase durability of the coating.
Bathtub refinishing helps keep tubs, showers, ceramics tiles clean and new-shining on them which were hard to clean at a cheaper price than replacing the whole bathroom ware.
Refinishing process will only involve the improving the state of the tube or the ceramics hence unlike the replacing bathtubs which will include extra processes leading to high cost as plumbing system must be altered to fit the new tub, tiles and floor job will be included adding extra cost not forgetting tearing of the wall to fit the required space of the tub as its better refinishing than replacing.
Bathtub refinishing saves time more than replacing it which can take more than even a week as it includes the time to rip out the old tub, installing another one, cleaning up stuffs used in installing it or maybe replacing tiles and some sections of the wall rather than just refinishing it which might only cause maximum of eight hours.
Bathtub refinishing has an advantage to the householder as he/she can choose which color to be applied on the tub after refinishing without necessarily paying for the service as it’s incorporated in the whole refinishing process.
Refinishing has an advantage of longevity and a tub can take more than 15 years and still be useful which makes it better to refinish than to replace.
Refinishing is somehow environmental friendly as it reduces and cuts off energy used in making of new bathtubs, saves landfills where ceramics for making tubs are mined and also lowers release of carbon to the atmosphere from industries making this tubs.