Some homeowners may be asking themselves, “Is it worth it to renovate my bathroom before I sell my home?” Depending on how your existing bathroom looks, making a few affordable updates might pay off. “It’s really the grunge factor that you need to consider,” said Al Fernandez, owner of Al’s Bathtub Refinishing. “If you bring a stranger in off the street and they look at your bathroom and are creeped out, you’d better renovate.”

Al’s Bathtub Refinishing is helping Realtors sell more houses at a higher price by assisting them in educating their clients. An important lesson is that by spending a few hundred dollars to refinish and update their bathrooms and kitchens, clients can sell their homes quickly and at a higher price.

Al’s Bathtub Refinishing saves money and time. It also gets bathtub fixtures and kitchen countertops to look brand new, without the cost and time that a removal and replacement would take.

What is bathtub refinishing?

Bathtub reglazing, also known as refinishing, is a unique process that completely updates the color of a tub and reconditions the existing worn surface to a like-new finish. Refinishing utilizes a special procedure that is proven to be successful and costs a fraction of the price of traditional replacements.

Refinishing bathtubs instead of replacing them is a relatively cost-effective bathroom makeover alternative. With this option, Al’s Bathtub can give a damaged and dirty bathtub a brand-new look. Refinishing also repairs chips and cracks to give a new color, look and feel to the tub.


Most people dread the day when they have to decide what to do about their old bathtub. The total estimated cost for a bathtub replacement is $3,000 or more. Al’s Bathtub, on the other hand, can refinish it for a fraction of that cost. You can save up to 75 percent of replacement fees, be back in your home in three to four hours and be able to use the tub the very next day.

The overall cost of replacing a built-in bathtub or shower will cover more than just the cost of your replacement unit.

You will need to include the labor cost for contractors. After all, who will be tearing out your old unit, redoing the plumbing work, replacing wall board and tiles and so much more? Even a “do-it-yourself” (DIY) removal and installation is going to take a lot of time and money, and the tub could be rendered unusable throughout the entire renovation.

Thinking of refinishing your bathtub yourself?

Oftentimes bathtub refinishing is marketed as a DIY project. The truth is if you want a quality refinishing job that lasts for years and saves you bundles of money, you’ll probably want to talk to an experienced professional to get the job done.

There are a lot of reasons to trust in an experienced refinisher for this job:

Materials. Most DIY bathtub refinishing products are inferior to those used by the pros. As a result, you can count on your DIY job to crack, peel and fail much quicker than work done by a professional. Al’s Bathtub Refinishing will use a high-performance acrylic polymer coating that is specifically manufactured for refinishing laminate, porcelain, fiberglass and other materials, and the company’s work should last 10 to 15 years before you see any significant wear.


Hazardous materials. Another reason to go with Al’s Bathtub Refinishing is that the chemicals involved in these projects are not something to take lightly. You’ll need to invest in a good respirator, protective gloves and a spray suite, all of which add up when you figure in the final cost. A professional already has all these materials handy.

Refinishing projects are best left for the professionals and definitely not a thing for DIYers. Al’s Bathtub Refinishing has more than 20 years of experience and gives a five-year warranty on its work.

Which surfaces can you refinish?

Bathtubs. Porcelain, fiberglass, acrylic, cultured marble and claw-foot tubs can be refinished.

Countertops. Laminate, tile and cultured marble can be refinished.

Ceramic tiles. Walls, countertops, shower pans and showers can be refinished.

For a free estimate, call Al’s Bathtub Refinishing at 679-8297, email or visit www.alsbathtubre


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