My bathtub was re-glazed around 10 years ago and is now peeling. I am torn between replacing the tub, which would be a huge project in an older home, or refitting with a new form over the old tub.
Personally I would avoid fitting a new form on the old tub. Companies like Bain Magique do this. My customers who have these installed in their hotels have had many problems. They range from the form cracking to moisture getting beneath the form.
Yes, replacing the tub is costly and downtime is much longer up to 7 days, depending on how fast the contractors work.
If your tub is peeling and you want to avoid replacing it then my suggestion is to reglaze it again. But I would be selective with the company to work with. Most companies spray their paint on and have to transform your bathroom into a workshop because there is a lot of overspray.
There are new methods where you can pour the paint onto the bathtub. It is much durable since it's an epoxy. Do a bit of research to see if there are companies in your area that have this product. If you're in Montreal we can do re-glaze the bathtub for you. I want to warn you that this is not the cheapest solution but there are a bunch of benefits.
It's more durable, odorless and UV resistant. If you care and maintain it properly then it could last you up to 20 years.
I hope this helps you.
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