Q: How long does bathtub resurfacing last?

A: When a bathtub is properly prepared and resurfaced it will typically last 15 years with proper care.

Several factors help determine how long your newly resurfaced bathtub will last:

  • Quality of Preparation and Resurfacing: One of the keys to a long-lasting resurface lies in how well the bathtub is prepared before the resurfacing process and the quality of the resurfacing itself. A New Look Resurfacing ensures thorough cleaning, repairing of any damage, and proper application of high-quality coatings so you get the most out of your newly resurfaced tub.
  • Type of Materials Used: Professional resurfacing services use industrial-grade resurfacing materials that adhere better and last longer than typical DIY products.
  • Professional Application: A professional resurfacing job ensures that the bathtub is not only aesthetically pleasing but also that the resurface is even and consistent, which contributes to its durability. Professionals like A New Look Resurfacing have the expertise to properly etch and sand the tub and apply the coatings in a way that extends their lifespan.
  • Proper Maintenance: After resurfacing, how a homeowner treats and maintains their bathtub plays a major role in its longevity (Read below for some important maintenance tips).
  • Environmental Factors: The local St. Louis environment can also affect your tub's longevity. High humidity levels, frequent usage, and hard water can affect the resurfaced bathtub's durability, so taking steps to manage these factors can help.

Bathtub Resurfacing Maintenance Tips

While A New Look Resurfacing can ensure your tub gets resurfaced the right way the first time, homeowners have a responsibility to care for their tub the right way. Here are some maintenance tips:

  • Use only mild, non-abrasive cleaners specifically recommended for resurfaced tubs.
  • Clean with a soft sponge or cloth to avoid scratching the surface.
  • Always rinse the tub thoroughly with water after cleaning to remove any residue.
  • Rinse away soap, shampoo, and other products immediately after use to prevent staining.
  • Choose bathmats without suction cups to protect the resurfaced area.
  • Promptly fix any leaks to prevent water damage.
  • Keep sharp or abrasive objects away from the tub to prevent scratches or chips.
  • Regularly check the tub for wear or damage for early issue detection.
  • Maintain good bathroom ventilation to reduce moisture and protect the tub's finish.
  • Follow any specific care instructions provided by the resurfacing professional.

A professionally resurfaced bathtub, with the right care and maintenance, can provide up to 15 years of service. Choosing a reputable provider like A New Look Resurfacing ensures that you get the best possible results from your resurfacing project, combining expert application with high-quality materials for a finish that stands the test of time.

Our process involves meticulous preparation, the use of hig-grade materials, and precise application techniques to ensure a long-lasting and durable finish. Our team comprises friendly, approachable technicians who are not only experts in their field but also dedicated to providing exceptional customer service. If you're looking to have your bathtub resurfaced in St. Louis, call A New Look Resurfacing today at (314) 368-6198, text us, or contact us online to get started.

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