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Heather_Vince
Pedestal Tub Re-glaze

Hi all, first post. So glad I found this forum. We live in a historic district and have a neighborhood association but I find it difficult to get advice about renovations from the neighbors.

Anyway, we have a pedestal tub in our upstairs bathroom. I got a quote yesterday for $1025 for re-glazing, sandblasting beforehand. There's a $50 pick up and delivery charge and from what I understood, he and his guys would take it out of the bathroom and put it back in. My husband thinks that is ridiculous. In part, he is correct because we could buy a brand new clawfoot tub from Rejuvenation for $995 plus $100 shipping but we'd have to lug it upstairs (along with about 8 other guys!). Does anyone have any advice? I was under the impression that this could be done without removing the tub. Thanks!!!

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Pedestal Tub Re-glaze

If you are talking about actual re-glazing, then no it can not be done in place. If you mean refinishing, which consists of an acid wash and an epoxy finish it can be done in place but generally only lasts about 5 years.

Jack

dj1
Re: Pedestal Tub Re-glaze

Re-finish costs about $249.

HoustonRemodeler
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Try lifting the tub and hold it for 60 seconds. No need to go anywhere, straight up will be fine.

Then let us know what your husband decided. :D

Heather_Vince
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Thanks everybody. Houston, I know where you're going with that!

Re: Pedestal Tub Re-glaze

Refinishing costs vary by region. Up here in the North East we charge about 900 to refinish a claw foot tub. our refinishing usually last about 15 years, but depends on how you maintain it. I have heard of refinishing costs as cheap at $200. Dont know how they can make any money and what type of product, but in the tub refinishing world you get what you pay for. Always, always, always check references.

Mastercarpentry
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ResurfaceSpe******t wrote:

Refinishing costs vary by region. Up here in the North East we charge about 900 to refinish a claw foot tub. our refinishing usually last about 15 years, but depends on how you maintain it. I have heard of refinishing costs as cheap at $200. Dont know how they can make any money and what type of product, but in the tub refinishing world you get what you pay for. Always, always, always check references.

Tub refinishing kits are available but not worth the effort it takes to use them. Do go with a pro if you choose this route and be sure to check several of their older jobs first. Where I live there are a number of charlatans in this part of the business too- such a shame that there's no way to keep them from making us craftsmen look bad when we all get lumped together by the general public.

If you decide to replace the tub you might be able to pad everything else in the bath with blankets, then smash the old one into carrying-size chunks with a sledgehammer. Use eye, body, and face protection because chips will fly everywhere and they will be sharp! If that isn't appealing just let the installation crew handle it- you'll need them to carry the reglazed/new one up anyway. This kind of heavy work on stairways has a lot of hazards involved, so be sure everyone and everything is well covered with insurance and padding blankets before starting!

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