Bathtub reglazing - partial
We have several rust spots around the drain area of our tub (within 2 inches of the drain).
I was wondering if it is possible to do a reglaze of just that area of the tub. Or, does a partial reglaze peel up or not work for some other reason? (True, it might not be a perfect match, but I was thinking of masking off a perfectly circular area so any difference wouldn't look so bad.)
I'm also wondering if I can/should do this myself. The reglazing companies around here, so far at least, are only interesting in doing the entire tub.
I will not get the entire tub reglazed. This big 1916 tub has a lustrous, glassy white finish which is nicer than newer tubs, which matches the tile, and is in perfect condition except for that one small area. To reglaze would be, in some ways, to downgrade.
And, the former owners of my previous house had had the tub reglazed, and after several years it suddenly all starting coming up, creating a huge mess and necessitating tub replacement. I've heard that, while this doesn't always happen, it happens a lot. (Because this can take many years to occur, recommendations do not necessarily guard against it.) At least if the partial reglaze developed problems, they would be confined to a tiny fraction of the tub area.
If anybody knows ANYTHING about this, or can steer me anywhere for help, I would greatly appreciate this!