Putting a New Finish On an Old Favorite

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: BathInterior

When a homeowner and his wife recently scouted out their current apartment, they were immediately drawn to the oversized bathtub — a real soaker from an era when bathing was savored and the word “showers” only described rain. But their elation quickly ebbed once they eyed the rusty gully along the tub’s bottom, the work of a persistent leak that had eroded the white porcelain and exposed its cast-iron shell. The landlord promised to fix it, and that’s exactly what he did, by slapping on some latex paint that flaked off every time they settled in for a warm bath.

The landlord’s method was questionable, but he was essentially on the right track in trying to save the tub by recoating it.

“People often rip out old bathtubs because they’re slightly blemished,” said Al Fernandez, owner of Al’s Bathtub Refinishing. “But it’s not easy to find an affordable bathtub with the look and size of the period.”

Each year, Al rescues hundreds of tired old tubs and sinks by spraying on an acrylic urethane resin coating. When done correctly, refinishing is an effective and inexpensive solution for porcelain that is chipped, worn, rough or a color that has simply gone out of style. For an average cost of $375 — a fraction of the $1,500 to $7,000 expense of a new cast-iron or steel tub — Al’s Bathtub can make an antique fixture look brand-new. The company can be a cost-efficient solution for that retro look.

Al’s Bathtub Refinishing can take your existing porcelain tub, fiberglass tub or acrylic tub and resurface it with a brand-new finish that is nothing short of gorgeous and very easy to clean. You won’t have to scrub to get your tub clean any longer.

The durability of new products today is incredible and they will easily last you 10 to 15 years before you need to refinish them.

Call Al of Al’s Bathtub Refinishing at 679-8297 or email alsbathtubrefinishing@gmail.com.

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