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Bathtub refinishing

Over time, the bathtub can begin to show signs of wear with stains, scratches, a dull finish or other ugly marks. Bathtub refinishing is an option that can return a bathtub or shower enclosure to like-new appearance.

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Looking for bathroom ideas that won't break the bank? Try refinishing the bathtub or hiring a pro for a tub liner installation.

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What if your bathtub could be transformed in one day from embarrassing to your bathroom's sparkling centerpiece?

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If you can buy a new bathtub for about the same cost as getting one refinished, why not just buy a new one?

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Acrylic shower bases provide a good option when converting a bathtub to a stand-alone shower.

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OK - terminology issue here. The "shower pan" is a collection liner than underlies the shower floor itself, and is designed (if built and plumbed right) to trap any leakage from the shower floor and route it to the same floor drain pipe. Example image here, copper in this case - 


It sounds like your are saying the shower floor or base unit failed - likely a fiberglass or plastic shower, which commonly fail due to incomplete support under them. This can be repaired if fiberglass, but is not usually done unless just microcracking, as it is hard to find an expert - usually you have to have a car body fiberglass specialist or a surfboard repair expert do it, and the color will not match perfectly unless you get a new gelcoat over the entire base unit. Cost about $300-500, ASSUMING the material can be repaired - true fiberglass can, thermoplastic can sometimes be welded but anyone's guess how long it will last without cracking again, plastics like PVC can rarely be fixed so they will hold someone standing on them. Any sort of repair is likely to crack again, because you have done nothing to remove the cause of the cracking which is standing on a base that is not fully supported over its full extent. Some cheepo or desperate plumbers try injecting non-pressuring type expanding foam underneath to improve the support - this does a great job of supporting it but unfortunately supports mold, so starts stinking in short order as a rule.

The normal fix is to remove and replace it, because once it is out there is no sense in putting a damaged one back in for the small increment in cost. Removing it means taking the shower wall liners or the bottom row or two of tile out so you can get the new base unit into place (because they overlap it), then replacing them. So, the $3000 range indicated is indicative of this type of job, which typically runs from a very low of around $1500-2000 for an identical base unit, to more typically $3-5,000 depending on whether a shower enclosure or tile walls. Of course,when the new one is put in, it is CRITICAL that it be fully supported - this means rubbing plumbers rouge or similar marking substance on the bottom, test fitting it, and then lifting it out and checking that all the stiffener ribs and support pads made contact with the pan, and making adjusments as necessary until it has full contact, then standing in it and rocking back and forth to check for any points not making full contat and fixing them.

The $10,000 plus numbers you got must have been for entire shower replacement down to the joists and studs, and the $30,000 range number would be typical for a full bathroom remodel with new shower or shower/tub and doors and surround, wall finishes, vanity, sink, toilet, and flooring and door.


Bathtub Refinishing reviews in Washington DC


Unfortunately this did not have a good result for us.
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came on time and was very careful to cover everything in the room to protect it from any paint splatter. He was very polite and personable. He prepared the tub and refinished it-and then put the non-slip finish in the bottom of the tub. When he finished it needs to
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for 24-48 hours, but he showed it to me. It clearly had many bubbles on the inside of the tub and around the top edges of the tub. I was not happy with what I saw. I questioned him and he said they would settle as the tub paint dried.( He said maybe he didn't use a strong enough fan.) And if not he could come back and "
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it out". Well, 2 days later the bubbles were still there and now were concave bubbles and hardened.
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came back and buffed the tub. It is a little better( a bit smoother) but you can see and feel these areas all over the tub. We had his supervisor come out ,and he said he would leave it alone-this is what can happen with paint-but they would re-do the whole job if we wanted. But they could not guarantee the same thing wouldn't happen again. They also would not give us any money back. Either Redo with no guarantee or nothing. We have chosen to not redo the tub and go through the whole process again. I am very disappointed that tub reglazing was not a positive experience for us. However, the company is professional-provided a written estimate with costs and replied to all our calls. I don't recommend
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for everyone, as it isn't the same as a new tub. And there are so many things you cant put on it or it can ruin the finish. It did not meet our expectations.(Process seemed too good to be true and I guess it was.) We don't feel we were asking for too much to have a smooth paint job. I would consider using this company again for other services -just not for reglazing my tub.
- Patricia W.

My call was returned promptly and an appointment set for my earliest convenience. On the day of the service,
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called to let me know he was on his way. He arrived at the agreed time, looked at the tub and gave me choices of colors. He explained the process and set to work. There were some rust spots that needed to be sanded, filled and made smooth, then the whole tub was redone in my selected shade that matched my other fixtures.
rHe was polite and professional at all times. He worked with the bathroom doors (2) closed and the exhaust fan on because the product smells awful and after he was done, told me to keep the doors closed and the fan on for several hours. The smell was powerful, but gone by 7 pm (he started at one). He left an instruction sheet with care directions and warranty information.
I was very satisfied with the work and would use him again.

- Joyce S.

Before we checked Angie's List we had another company come in to re-glaze our bathtub. They did such a poor job and wouldn't come back to fix it until they got paid that we didn't want them in our house any more. That's when we called
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and they came over and not only fixed the other company's mess but did a great job to restore the bathtub. They were very professional and we would definitely use them again.
- David S.

A person answered the phone immediately when I called. They answered all my questions immediately and were able to schedule an appointment the next Saturday. Although I had to cancel that appointment, they were able to reschedule for the following Monday. The refinisher arrived an hour late, and I called the office to make sure he was coming. My calls were handled courteously and I was updated as to his arrival time. Since he finished the job quickly, the late start was not a problem. The bathroom was completely masked to prevent overspray. The finished bathtub looked shining like new. As it was drying, it looked like there were areas that were darker than the rest, and I called the company to put another coat of enamel on those spots. My call was handled courteously, and they sent out someone to inspect the job the next morning. It turned out that the darker spots were simply reflections from the green masking paper. When the paper was removed, the darker areas looked as white as the rest of the tub. Even though my complaint had been a mistake, I was treated respectfully. There was no extra charge for parking fees or anything like that. I scheduled them to
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the bathtub in my second bathroom.
- Martin H.

My contractor forgot (despite my repeated reminders) to hire someone to put graffiti protective film on the new glass windows and door for my storefront. New glass gets acid etched almost immediately in my neighborhood and I didn't want even one night to go by without it. The new front door was going in today and my contractor still hadn't found anyone, so I checked Angie's List and called this company. They were in the neighborhood and came by in an hour, and put film on the new door. I didn't realize it until they told me, but the film doesn't need to be replaced if its acid-etched. It just needs to be washed with warm water and a blue sponge (anything else will abrade it)

Although I didn't buy this deal via Angie's List (i am glad I didn't buy it), - I bought the deal from the same provider via GROUPON, for recaulking of a tub. After purchasing the deal, I promptly contacted the provider according to instructions, i left email message but never heard back. So I called and the guy told me they don't make appointments via phone, only via email, so i told him i did that and he said he will get back to me next week. A week came and gone, and i left them another email still never heard responses. So i contacted Groupon customer service letting them know and Groupon refunded me the money!! If this is their attitude and professionalism before they even have your business/money, can you imagine what would it be like if you do give them money to perform work and you need follow up?
stay away from this one. I am very unhappy, waste of my time. now i got another provider coming out.
- Sophia T.

Went very well. The coating looks almost like new and is drastically cheaper than replacing the tub/shower. An insert also wasn't do-able because they don't work well in acrylic tubs. A couple of small imperfections in his work that he came out and fixed at no charge. One small imperfection I didn't spot until a year later and I didn't call to have him fix. The coating works well as long as you clean it regularly and don't use abrasive cleaners. If you let it go it will stain and you'll be out of luck. All in all, I'm very satisfied with the product and
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did a very good job.

Exceptional on all levels. It changed the entire look of my Home. Great design, great build quality. Couldn't be happier.
- gary S.

Bathtub Refinishers in Washington DC

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A And K Refinishing LLC

3002 Blueford Road

A&A Refinishing Services

956 Cedar Grove Ave

A2Z Design2build

20014 appledowre circle

Abbey Energy and Exteriors

21465 Price Cascades Plaza

Absolute Home Solutions Inc

16 Hidden Valley Ct

Anderson Construction

12004 Mastbrook Lane

Ant Builders - Shy Nair


APCO Plumbing Corp

1604 Maryland Ave.

Aquia Stafford Area Plumbing Inc

35 Potomac Creek Drive

B.K. Services

504 kibler circle

Bankster International

911 6th ST NE Unit#1

Bath Fitter

15010 B Farm Creek Drive

Bath Fitter

212 Fort Collier Rd.

Bath Plus Kitchen Remodeling

2987 District Ave #418

Bella Casa LLC

14216 Long Green Dr

Collins Tile & Stone

44642 Guilford Dr


5252 Cherokee Ave

Contractors For Less

8238 Georgia Ave

Eastern Shore Permaglaze

9420 Saddlebrook Ct

Edge Energy

6854 Distribution Dr

Elite Development

4401 Connecticut Ave NW



Empire Today - Baltimore

1879 Lamonte Avenue


5483 Harris Farm Ln


8405 Philadelphia Rd

Excellent Services

607 Forbes St


14429 Woodcrest Dr



EY Construction Inc

7723 Heritage Dr

FBT Tile & Marble Inc

17885 Fraley Blvd



Finer Finish LLC

902 Carroll Pkwy

Handyman Medic

3220 Roderick Road

HAS Construction LLC

3421 14th Street NW

Home Care Plus LLC

9709 Stanton Hall Ct

Home Family Services

16101 Malcom Drive

Home Renovation Pros

4901 Randolph Rd

Home Smart Industries

13 Mount Pleasant Dr

Home Town Plumbing, LLC

6423 Carriage Drive

Horizon Point LLC

804 Jessica Dr

Integrity Home Pro

2400 Kemp Way



J.C.Construction Co.

12705 Dara Dr.

J.R Remodeling Inc

1485 Eden Drive

Jav Remodeling

1320 Old Chain Bridge Rd


9288 Prince William St


6860compton heights cir.

JF General Services

48 Standard Court

JR Snider Plumbing

104 S Pendleton St





JW Home Improvement

1390 Chain Bridge Rd

KDK Home Improvements LLC

6700 Clarkes Meadow Dr

Kitchen & Bath Depot

11637 Boiling Brook Pkwy

Lito Constructions


Long Fence and Home

10236 Southard Dr


5840 Cameron Run Terrace

Magna Construction

2405 Benning Rd NE



Michaels' Remodeling

5521 Southampton dr.

Mid S Builders LLC

15521 Kruhm Rd

Misha's Home Improvement Inc

1257 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd

Mobile Heat hvac

6137 leesburg pike #201

Murrows Repair and Remodel

12116 Derriford Ct

MWK Plumbing LLC

14621 Brougham Way



N&D Contractors llc.

3304 Fallowfield Dr

Nolasco Plumbing

1801 mountpisgah ln



Old Town Craftsman

8622 Reicher st

Olde To Better Yet

9404 Brandywine Rd

PK Construction

PO Box 221

PMC Construction LLC

6560 Backlick Road





Porcelite Enterprises

10350 Southard Dr

Post & Beam Design Build

14346 Jarrettsville Pike #400

Potomac Run

2333 Bedfordshire Cir

Pyramid Contractors Inc

47435 Courtney lane

Qualis Construction Inc.

15480 Annapolis Road

quality improvement

8216 Westchester Dr

R D Bronson And Co

8153 Claiborne Dr

Ramirez Construction, LLC

7823 Partson Drive

RC 4 Construction, Inc

5504 Peppercorn Drive

Redline Projects LLC

2314 Kansas Ave

Rivco Renovations LLC

4105 postgate terrace apt 203

RJC Contracting, LLC

8 Diamond Hill Court

Robco Plumbing Inc

345 Ebenezer Rd

Rodney S Bailey Contracting

405 Indian Head Ave

S.A. General Contractor LLC

6347 Montrose Street

S.V.M. Services LLC

13423 Pocono Ct

saracho home improvement

14301 Blue Heron Way

Sauder Tile

14731 Shimpstown Rd

Select Kitchen & Bath

5217 Lonsdale Dr

Select Services

301 Ellsworth Pl

Serber Painting

Annapolis rd

Service All, Inc

12138 Central Ave

Singh Construction

206 Back River Neck Rd

SOD Builders Inc

17337 Ventura Blvd

Stang Plumbing

7820 Airpark Rd

Steinhorst Plumbing Inc

7225 Little River Tpke

Steve Spratt Improvements

1329 Alum Spring Road

Suarez Svcs

6570 Edgewood Rd

SunRite Glass

716 Deep Ford Dr

TCS of Northern Virginia

9020 Dellwood Dr

Tek Solusion


Tonken Remodeling

1421 Fallswood Dr.

Top to Bottom Painting

619 galveston street se

Tub Solutions Inc

10335 Bear Creek Dr

U 1st Home Improvements

7757 Belle Point Dr

Universal Maintenance

65173 Seventh Road


Song Sparrow Lane

YCR Construction Inc

1426 Flagship Dr

Your Honest Handyman

15714 Hanover Pike



Zometa Remodeling

10312 Geranium Ave

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