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If installing a new bathtub or an acrylic insert over an old tub is outside the budget, there is one method similar to bathtub paint, known as bathtub reglazing, that can not only make a tub look new again but also allows for the bathroom to be kept intact during repairs.
Bathtub reglazing is the process of resurfacing a worn or damaged bathtub to a like-new condition with a resurfacing material somewhat similar to a bathtub paint. Reglazing a bathtub is typically performed by a professional, although there are DIY bathtub reglazing kits available. Bathtub reglazing typically involves repairing, cleaning, and preparing the surface of the tub before applying a primer and resurfacing material.
Reglazing a bathtub with a material similar to a bathtub paint, is an excellent choice in certain situations, such as for a rental property in need of a bathroom makeover or to meet budget constraints. However, reglazing is not the perfect solution for a couple of reasons: