Reglaze or buy new bathtub?

tblmomFebruary 18, 2013

The tub in our new house had adhesive caulking on the floor and wall seams around the tub. When our contractor went to take it off today during demo, he realized that whenever they last re-glazed the tub, they did it with the adhesive caulk strips in place.

The bathroom had thick plaster walls, but will be fitted with thinner dry wall and then tile. But the wall in general will be a good in and a half thinner than it was. So the un-glazed portion will be visible after the wall is up.

The tub itself is in great shape...and it's cast iron. I've read that the re-glazing doesn't stay that well and has to be re-done soon after. Should I just get a new tub instead? The only thing is that I don't know if we can get another cast iron in our budget.

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ctlady_gw

I think it very much depends on the company you use. We plan to reglaze a tub in our current house, because demo-ing it is not practical in terms of other concerns. We are leaving a still-perfect old mud job tile surround and having the tub redone. In our previous house, we had an old cast-iron tub from the early 1900s reglazed and it lasted for 15-20 years without problems (it was still fine when we sold the house so I have no idea what happened subsequently, if anything). But there are some real scam guys out there in that particular business, so you really need to research the company you are using, get references, etc. But we were VERY happy with the job at our old house so as long as you find a firm in which you have confidence, I think you'll be pleased.

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