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"He was very professional. He was able to save us money. He determined the paint and finish was still good. So he just fix the chips and were the paint and finish" had chipped off. I definitely will use him again when we need it refinished. He said that I should be good for probably another 5 years.

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did a very excellent job. It was a very challenging mess he fixed. He came up from Ky to
Township twice." When I called him based on Angie's List references. He planned to do the work the first time. On seeing what had to be done, he set a date and spent four hours working on the baths. There was a leak he suggesdted a plumber check, but it turned out to be from all the improper caulking. It looks very good now. Arnie is very accomodating. He is a pleasure to have working in your home. I think he is very reasonable in price. I would definitely use him again.

-SHARON F.

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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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Your bathtub can go from shabby to sparkling in one day after being professionally refinished. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Ellen C. of Cape Coral, Florida)
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Bathtub refinishing can be an affordable alternative to a full-scale bathroom remodel. Here are the steps that go into making your tub like new in just one day.

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A professionally refinished bathtub looks, feels and cleans like brand new, so be sure to use only mild, non-abrasive products when cleaning, says Sharp. (Photo courtesy of Sharp Refinishing)
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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 - 

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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.

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Bathtub Refinishing reviews in Cincinnati

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Arnie was great to work with. From the beginning the communication was great and I knew that was a good start. I wanted to get my parents bath tub re-glazed as a gift, so I called Arnie and he gave me a price over the phone. He also set up a date and said for any reason if something came up where my parents couldn't be home that day, to just let him know and he would reschedule. He contacted my parents a couple days prior to the scheduled date to make sure everything was still Ok and gave them a time he would arrive. He arrived on time and completed everything in one day and did an excellent job. Besides doing an excellent job my parents really enjoyed his company. He also added a slip agent in the bottom of the tub to help prevent falls which have happened in the past. I wish all endeavors went this smooth.
- Dan R W.
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Arnie showed up on date and time scheduled and went right to work. Arnie was very meticulous about taping off all the fixtures in the shower. He explained the steps he was performing and did an excellent job venting the paint smell out of the house. Arnie stands by his work and gives a 5-year guaranty on his work. Our neighbor was so impressed with his work that they gave him a call to reglaze there tub. My wife and I have already scheduled him for November 10th to reglaze my shower unit in the master bath.
- Karen C.
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Mr.
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covered the tile walls and floor with heavy brown paper and removed or covered the drain cover and overflow cover. He chemically stripped the tub to create a surface for the new paint to adhere. He sprayed two coats of the paint and cleaned up everything that he brought with him. One note: Mr.
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came for the scheduled appointment prepared to complete the work. As he examined the tub area, he noticed that the bottom of the tile wall was incorrectly finished (using caulk rather than sanded grout). He explained what needed to be done, left tools for me to use to complete the work, and rescheduled the tub refinishing so that the new tub finish wouldn't be damaged by the work that needed to be done on the tile. He did not charge for this trip (from northern KY to north of Cincinnati) and was very gracious and helpful.
- Amy C.
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It went really well. Arnie showed up right on time for the estimate. I also asked him about refinishing my kitchen sink as it is also porcelain. He told me it was in good shape and didn't need the refinishing. He gave me advice to use car polishing compound and car wax to make it look and feel better. That worked great! My tub however did need refinishing and he explained how it would work and that I wouldn't be able to use the tub for two days after he did the work. I gave him the go-ahead and we scheduled a date for him to do the work. He called me the day before as a reminder. He arrived on time and described everything he would do to the tub. As he extracted the existing drain stopper he told me it was very old and prone to problems. He offered to replace it and even ran to the plumbing store to get the parts while one of his steps was drying. He worked on the tub from 10 until about 3pm. It looks fantastic and I have had no issues with it one month later. I would recommend Arnie and
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to anyone interested in having their bathtub refinished.
- DOTTIE J.
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Arnie explained my options, the pros/cons of each. He was great to work with and even came back an extra visit just to be sure everything was perfect. I wish all contractors were as thorough, dependable and had the quality service of Tub & Tile Renew.
- Barbara G.
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The bathtub was in pretty bad shape. There were numerous small chips and a very bad area around the drain because of a botched repair some years ago by another company. Arnie repaired all and refinished the tub. It is beautiful, perfectly smooth and glossy, better than new! Arnie also searched for and found new drain covers for this and another
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installed them along with making small repairs to the other tub. He also made a small but very delicate tile repair in the kitchen. He had quoted $349.00 for the one tub alone but did all the extra work at no additional charge. He left the bathroom, which is all white, in absolutely immaculate condition! I would definitely call
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again for any porcelain or tile work!
- Susan B. N.
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My hat is off to
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and Tile
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. On Monday, when our work was supposed to be done, the power went out for much of the east side of
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about an hour before he was scheduled to come do the work.
The estimates about when power would be restored kept getting pushed back and back . . . so in the morning, he wound up stripping the tub entirely by hand without power tools. (And did we mention that the A/C in our house wasn't working and it was very hot and uncomfortable?) In the afternoon he went out to run some errands because at that point he needed power to progress with the job. The power finally came back on at 5:00, so I texted him and he was back on the job by 5:30. He stayed until 9:45 p.m. to spray the new glaze and finish everything up.
That is dedication! He was determined to get our job done on the scheduled day because his schedule was full enough that it might be a week or more before he could get back to us and finish up.
I so appreciate his hard work and commitment to his customers. Wow. The 1920s tub looks amazing, like it is brand new. I would definitely hire this firm again.
- PHIL S.
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We had used
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in the past to reglaze our bathtub, so we were happy to call him again to reglaze the tiles in the bathroom. He stripped old paint from the tiles, prepared them and reglazed them. He even filled in some holes and smoothed out the appearance of several tiles. We did find some under spray on a towel bar holder in the tub, which
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promised to come out and fix. The bathroom looks brand new!
- Robert N.

All Bathtub Refinishers in Cincinnati, OH

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A Custom Roof & Spouting

1816 Montgomery Ave.
Fairborn

A-Abel

440 Congress Park Dr
Centerville

AGEAN BATH & SPA

9756 PRINCETON GLENDALE RD
Cincinnati

Anderson Hills Plumbing & Supply Inc

6229 Beechmont Ave
Cincinnati

B-RYE'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS

2847 Rochester ave
Hamilton

Bath Doctor - Cincinnati

490 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati

Bath Fitter - BFU201

51 Compark Rd
Dayton

BATHCREST OF CINCINNATI

6336 MONTGOMERY RD
Cincinnati

Beatrice Home Improvement Llc

5589 Autumn Wynd Ln
Milford

BTS Contracting Inc

1250 W Ohio Pike
Amelia

Carefree Koatings

PO Box 181445
Fairfield

CITY WIDE KITCHENS & BATHS

6706 MONTGOMERY RD
Cincinnati

Classy Craftsmen

1445 Colonial Dr
Cincinnati

Custom ReBath

6211 Madison Rd
Cincinnati

Doug Snyder Painting llc

646 Caldwell Dr
Maineville

Finishing Touch By Matthew

610 Burr Oak St
Cincinnati

Fitzgerald's Creative Coatings Inc

3649 Pine Creek Dr
Williamsburg

Flyod & Sons Inc

9848 Decoursey Pike

FRED'S CONSTRUCTION CO

5570 MONTGOMERY RD
Cincinnati

Funspace Direct KY

163 Old Todds Rd

GLAZE OF OHIO

3170 ROYAL WINDSOR CT

Greater Dayton Construction Group

4197 Research Blvd
Dayton

Handyman Services

P.O. box 12389

Heartfelt Home Improvements

P.O. Box 17185
Cincinnati

HOME DEPOT

415 CROSSROADS BLVD

Home Pro Solutions

7211 Bridges Rd
Cincinnati

Home Solutions Handyman

110 Olympic Dr
Milford

Improveit! Home Remodeling

40 W 1st Ave
Columbus

Jacob Huffer & Associates

2886 High St
Hamilton

JMJ Painting

3628 Parkline Avenue
Cincinnati

K Brown Construction

9993 Union Cemetery Rd
Loveland

Kevin Hughes Construction

2902 W McMicken Ave
Cincinnati

Kircher Design and Build

8143 S State Rte 48
Maineville

Lee Supply Corp

6610 Guion Rd

Levine Painting & More

275 West Kemper Road
Cincinnati

Man with a tool box

4367 River Rd.

MAPES BUILDERS

4870 IMPERIAL DR
Hamilton

Mis Handyman

Cincinnati

NEWHALL BROTHERS PLUMBING

6923 HUNLEY RD
Cincinnati

Ohio Home Doctor

Springboro

PERMA CERAM OF CINCINNATI

8356 JAKARO DR
Cincinnati

PERRY KELLY PLUMBING INC

4498 MOUNT CARMEL TOBASCO RD
Cincinnati

Quality Bath Repair

626 Lewis Ave
Milford

Revolution Remodeling

3189 Princeton Rd
Hamilton

Royal Construction

1807 scott blvd #2

Schmidt Building & Remodeling

7366 Barret Rd.
West Chester

SmithRemodeling

4224 Williams Ave.

Squeeky Clean

246 South Ashbrook Circle

SURFACE SOLUTIONS

PO Box 465
Milford

Taylor's Painting Plus

5548 Copenhagen Dr
Westerville

The Basement Doctor

7369 E Livingston Ave
Reynoldsburg

The Grout Doctor

5438 Bailey Dr
Milford

The Grout Medic -Dayton/Cincinnati

1610 Brook Lynn Dr
Beavercreek

thecincihandyman.com

PO Box 498245
Cincinnati

TheHomeStoreUSA.com

806 Sharon Dr
Westlake

TOP NOTCH INTERIOR CONTRACTORS

471 COURTLAND PL
Cincinnati

Tri-Weh

10235 Spartan Dr
Cincinnati

TUB & TILE RENEW

216 DIVISION ST

Unlimited Carpentry

5225 fenwick ave
Cincinnati

Zimax Inc.

1193 State Route 131
Milford

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