How Much Does Bathtub Refinishing Cost?
Doing a face-lift on a full bathroom can be a reasonably inexpensive process with some careful shopping. A new sink, faucet, vanity, light fixture, and toilet can all be obtained and installed without breaking the bank. But what about the tub? Over years of daily use, hard water, and scrubbing, bathtubs can get scratched, scuffed, and lose their shine. Replacing a bathtub, especially if it’s an older cast-iron tub, requires extensive demolition of the floor and surrounding walls, and it sometimes means the tub needs to be broken up before being removed to a dumpster (hello, labor costs!). Often the demolition means the walls need to be rebuilt and retiled, the floor needs to be replaced, and sometimes even the supporting studs underneath the tub need repair or replacement. In other words, a quick bathroom face-lift can quickly turn into a full-scale remodel that wasn’t in the plan or the budget. The purchase, delivery, and installation of a new tub are expensive as well.