It’s the process by which bathtubs are refreshed to their original state by repairing of damaged parts like cracks or chips using putty and then prepping these repaired areas with acid etching which provides with adhesion.
There is also another method of bathtub resurfacing where by the process is uses adhesion-promoting boding agents which increase the forces of attraction between the cracked areas mending them together, after use of this adhesion agents like siranes, coating is done which refreshes bathtub surface.
Bathtub refinishing aims to restoring that state the tube was, making it possible to clean and making it look new and it starts with thorough cleaning to remove minerals deposited, body oils on the surface and cracks or chips repairing and then the fine-finish spray is applied on the surface to increase durability of the coating.
Its very advantageous to the household and the owner as it’s cost effective method of bringing that good looking and clean shows, bathtubs or even worn out tiles and ceramics which might be extremely hard to clean at a fraction of the replacement cost.
Refinishing process will only involve the improving the state of the tube or the ceramics hence unlike the replacing bathtubs which will include extra processes leading to high cost as plumbing system must be altered to fit the new tub, tiles and floor job will be included adding extra cost not forgetting tearing of the wall to fit the required space of the tub as its better refinishing than replacing.
In replacing the bathtub, there is the installation of the new one, plumbing, cleaning and even tile and sections of damaged walls replacing which can take even a week or two rather than just refinishing at only a maximum of eight hours.
One may not be in love with bathtub’s color and this does not mean you can live with an ugly-looking tub as during refinishing process, one can choose that colour he/she feels is the best and have it applied at no cost.
Refinishing has an advantage of longevity and a tub can take more than 15 years and still be useful which makes it better to refinish than to replace.
Refinishing is somehow environmental friendly as it reduces and cuts off energy used in making of new bathtubs, saves landfills where ceramics for making tubs are mined and also lowers release of carbon to the atmosphere from industries making this tubs.