Veteran homeowners know the unfortunate truth: It’s almost impossible to make an old bathtub look clean, no matter how much you scrub. Age and harsh cleaning agents break down the glaze on a tub, eventually making it look grimy at best. Let the professionals at NU Tub in Springfield, IL, turn back the clock in your bathroom with our bathtub refinishing process.

We achieve excellent results with our time-tested refinishing services for tubs, showers, and sinks so they shine again — without the time or expense of ripping everything out and starting over. And we can change the color while we’re at it, providing relief from the ’70s flashbacks plaguing your avocado green bathroom. Contact us today at (217) 522-1850 for a free quote on tub refinishing. 

Proudly serving the Springfield, IL, area since 1989, NU Tub works with residential and commercial property owners in and around Decatur, Bloomington, and Peoria. See what they have to say in our customer reviews.

How Does Bathtub Reglazing Work?

Our skilled team of technicians starts by removing old caulking and evaluating the existing surface —everything from fiberglass to porcelain-coated cast iron and steel — to find any holes, cracks, or chips. Once we have made any necessary bathtub repairs and conducted a thorough cleaning, three steps remain in the tub refinishing process:

  • Surfaces are lightly etched so the new coating will adhere properly. Nu Tub uses acid to etch porcelain, and we hand-sand fiberglass finishes.
  • A primer coat is applied to ensure a strong bond with the new glaze.
  • Three coats of modified urethane coating are expertly applied. Developed for NASA and used on the lunar rover, the material looks great and holds up well.

All told, bathtub reglazing takes about five hours for porcelain surfaces and seven to eight hours for fiberglass. The coating, available in a plethora of colors, should last 10 to 20 years, and odds are you won’t even be able to tell the difference between new and refinished. The same procedure can be used to refresh bath enclosures, showers, sinks, and tile.

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Expert, Affordable Bathtub Refinishing

As central Illinois’ refinishing specialists, NU Tub provides affordable options for kitchen and bathroom remodeling. In addition to bathtub reglazing, our crew also handles countertop resurfacing and cabinet refinishing — all for a fraction of the replacement cost. Refinishing a tub, for example, can be as much as 75 percent cheaper than installing new.

Call (217) 522-1850 today to discuss your Springfield-area bathtub refinishing project and discover the NU Tub difference. We also install acrylic shower and bathtub liners, and we can convert old tubs to walk-in showers to improve safety and accessibility.