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!

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Pool Time

As spring is slowly creeping up on the region, summer won’t be far behind. That means it’s almost time to enjoy backyard BBQ’s, sunshine, popsicles and jumping in the pool. Which also means it’s time to get the pool in shape!

Swimming pools that are made of concrete or fiberglass can be refinished by Refinish First. They can also refinish the surrounding tiles. Refinishing takes far less time and money than replacing and creates a highly durable chemical bond, extending the life of the pool.

Pools accumulate a lot of gunk that can leave stains on the surface, making it look unappealing to take a dip in. Cracks can also appear in the liner, causing issues. Refinish First has the ability to fix those cracks, while making the surface look brand new again.

Whether fixing cracks and getting rid of unsightly stains on the liner, or just changing the color and shine, refinishing is a great way to update the pool. Contact Refinish First for a free estimate.