Improving the decor of your bathroom or even its color scheme is a great idea. However, it won't help improve your bathroom's overall appearance if the bathtub still looks stained or outdated. If your bathtub looks unsightly or is in bad shape, getting a new one might help a lot. But because the replacement process might be a bit expensive, it's more advisable to resurface it. Just get a remodeling contractor to carry out the bathtub resurfacing process. But do you know when it might be more appropriate to resurface your bathtub? Here are three signs to help you know your bathtub needs to be resurfaced.
After installing a bathtub, everyone wants it to look attractive and new forever. However, this doesn't always happen because it gets discolored with time due to excessive exposure to water. The discoloration might occur in the form of brown splotches, particularly along the bathtub's crisp surface. The splotches might also sometimes be yellowish or pinkish. And although regular cleaning might help remove the stains on the surface, some of them will somehow embed in the tub's porcelain coating. When this happens, resurfacing the tub is the best thing you can do to deal with the discoloration problem. Proper resurfacing helps you remove any unsightly splotches from the bathtub surface.
It Looks Dull
Your bathtub's porcelain finish should always produce a shine, particularly after cleaning it. Unfortunately, the protective coating wears as the tub ages. In fact, the coating can end up looking dull or dirty even after cleaning it. The bathtub's dull appearance is disadvantageous in many ways. For instance, it may encourage mold to grow on the surface of the tub because a lot of water is penetrating the material. The best thing to do in this case is to reapply the protective coating. By resurfacing the bathtub, you prevent issues that might affect the fixture or even spread to the rest of your home.
It's Scratched or Chipped
Your bathtub may be scratched or chipped as a result of general wear and tear. However, the main culprit includes dropping bath toys and even shampoo bottles on the tub. Although even a new bathtub will age and look unattractive one day, this doesn't mean you should continue having a chipped bathtub in your bathroom. Even if you remodeled the bathroom just the other day, you should ensure you resurface the chipped or scratched bathtub to make the bathroom attractive and complete. Get a professional to refinish the chipped bathtub so it can have a shiny finish again.
But even as you plan to resurface your bathtub, it's good to note that the process shouldn't take a DIY approach. Resurfacing a bathtub requires skills and special tools, which is why you need to let a competent remodeling contractor do it. Trying to refinish it yourself will only lead to undesirable mishaps that might demand a complete bathtub replacement.