Replacing vs. Refinishing

Bathtubs are subject to all sorts of stains and marks that just don’t come off even after hours of scrubbing. Homeowners really only have two options when deciding what to do with an embarrassingly stained bathtub. They can completely replace it, or they can refinish it.

When making this decision, the most important factor is cost. Replacing a bathtub can get costly, depending on the type and the labor required for the project. The cost for just the new tub can vary between $400 and $1,000 depending on the type. Labor is usually $200-$400 and takes about five hours. Don’t forget other materials like fittings for around $40 or debris disposal which is usually around $20.

Refinishing a bathtub with Refinish First can save up to 75 percent on the cost of replacement. It will look just like a brand new tub, without that new tub cost. They can refinish many bathtub surfaces including porcelain, fiberglass, acrylic and marble.

It typically takes 3 to 5 hours to refinish a bathtub and it is ready to use the next day. Homeowners don’t have to worry about additional damage to their bathroom like they would with a bathtub replacement. There is no demolition necessary, no debris left behind.

If homeowners have a damaged bathtub, or just want to change the color, they should give Refinish First a call. They can be in and out in no time!


Refinishing Stained Concrete

Over time, concrete becomes worn down and in need of an upgrade. Instead of paying to dispose of the old concrete and pour a whole new slab, consider the other options available. Refinish First can repair the imperfections in concrete and apply a beautiful new surface for garage floors, driveways and more.

When cars are parked on concrete driveways, and in shops or garages with concrete floors, they can leak a variety of liquids like oil, coolant and brake fluid. This creates unsightly stains on the surface. Other stains can penetrate the concrete from water runoff and other weather issues.

To start the process, Refinish First cleans the concrete surface. This is done with a diamond scrub that roughs up the concrete surface. This is so the coating will stick when applied. Next they apply five layers of coating with colored chips inside it. If the surface will be subjected to sunlight a top coast with a UV blocker will finish the job.

Contact Refinish First about refinishing concrete surfaces around the home or business.