Over time, it’s natural for your fiberglass bathtub to start becoming dull, develop cracks, or have unsightly chips. Although your first step might be to contact a professional for a quote, depending on the type of damage your tub has sustained, you might be able to refinish it at home with some refinishing kit and some extra tools.
Similar to the process of making your fiberglass tub sparkling white, refinishing a fiberglass tub may be time-consuming for beginners, but you’re sure to appreciate the financial savings in the long run. After all, patching up any vulnerable areas can reduce the likelihood of water leaks in the future while giving you a sense of pride and accomplishment.
If you plan on refinishing your own fiberglass tub in your bathroom, there are many DIY bathtub refinishing kits available at The Home Depot or Amazon. However, you should also note that the results might not be as polished or durable compared to those of a licensed professional, especially if you’re new to the process.
On the other hand, there are many budget options that are relatively safe to use as long as you follow the instructions. For maximum safety, here is a step-by-step:
For homeowners seeking professional aid or intensive fiberglass tub repair, looking up trained professionals on the Better Business Bureau can provide some peace of mind when it comes to the reglazing or refinishing of your bathtub.
Interested in buying a bathroom upgrade? Read about the benefits of a walk-in tub for seniors on Senior Strong.
Nathan Justice manages community outreach programs and forums that help many senior citizens. He completed a counseling program at the University of Maryland’s Department of Psychology.