Friday, September 2, 2011

Tub Refinishing

There was an antique Kohler tub in the house in the upstairs bathroom.  It was in poor condition, scratched, peeling paint coming off it, and rusty in places, but we really liked how it looked and that it was an antique.  So we decided to keep it in the same bathroom and just have it refinished.

Back of tub.

Tub before it was refinished.

Rusty drain before refinishing.

Refinished tub.

Refinished tub edge.


  1. Was this professionally done? Looks like it was done on-site. I had thought that they'd need to remove it to do this. Looks fantastic though. How durable is the new finish. Was this expensive? Need more details! :)

  2. Yes, the tub was professionally refinished on-site. They masked everything very well, and the process took about 4 hours. They only need to remove the tub if it is a claw foot tub because they also refinish the underside of the tub in that case. They sanded it, cleaned it, and did one coat of acid and two coats of refinishing paint. The cost was under $400, and the finish seems very durable. The only downside is that they didn't fill in any low spots in the tub, so there are some low spots where the tub had chips in it. Overall, I'm very pleased with the result for the price. There are more expensive companies that actually do take the tub and they probably fill the low spots, but I didn't want to spend that much.