Can I reglaze a bath?

Instead of replacing a bath, could I just reglaze it? Is it worth it?

Asked by Simon on 14th Jan 2021
Expert Trade Answers
"Yes you can re-enamel a bath,
I would recommend a sponge roller"
Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
"Yes it is posible to do you will need too have not only specialist materials but also the skills that accompany it"
Answered on 17th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
"Specialist companies come out and re-enamel baths on site. Probably worth it if you want to keep an existing cast iron bath. Other tin baths can be done as well but are cheaper to purchase unless you want to avoid replacing any tiling around bath when being removed. They are most likely to get damaged in removal process"
Answered on 18th Jan 2021 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
"Acrylic bathtubs can also be reglazed, as long as they don't have any significant issues.
Bathtub refinishing is worth the money if your tub is in good working condition. The reglazing process can remove surface imperfections, like scratches, shallow cracks, and stains. But if your tub is old, leaking, or full of mold, reglazing is just a waste of money. You'll have to buy a new tub soon anyway.
Good luck."
Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
Without seeing the bath its difficult to guide you. Good rule of thumb is, if its a cast iron bath then quite possibly it could be worth restoring. Pressed steal or anything like that, then no.
The terminology to use is "re-enamelling" It can be done but is very expensive, and cannot be done on site. So you have to remove the bath, in one piece, and get it downstairs. Without damaging it or anything else, and they are heavy, very heavy.
Best of luck.
Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
"There are companies that re-enamel baths and normally charge from £100 depending on size of bath and fittings as well as access.
Whether it is worth it depends on whether the bath is a deep/wide bath and an alternative bath would not match. Also consideration as to the cost to remove and replace bath, any tiling and plumbing costs."
Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
"Yes you can. You need to rub it down then apply several coats, spraying THIN coats of emanel paint."
Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
It can be done, but in all honestly because it’s a specialised job it would probably cost more. But then it’s not easy removing a bath without causing some damage. The bath maybe chased into the wall slightly or tiled in so getting in and out without no drama is usually slim tbh
If it’s just siliconed in and a couple of L brackets you have a fighting chance
Hope that helps"
Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"Depends on your budget mate, of course it can be bring more value to your property!"
Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
"There are companies who repaint....look up
You can also buy a diy kit....if used correct are fairly good.

Have you got a special bath you don't want to replace..."
Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"The simple answer is yes, however, you will need a repair/recoating kit will depend on the type of material the bath is made from. The art is in the preparation and is to be careful to follow the instructions to the letter and not cut corners as it will affect the finished outcome"
Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
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