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Fine Finish Shop Provides Bathtub Refinishing, Bathtub Re-glazing, Bathtub Resurfacing and Bathtub Liners in Boston and surrounding towns and areas
Rates for Refinishing (repairs are priced separately)
Please note that the following rates are starting rates; actual rates may be higher depending on factors such as high-rise walk-up, unprepared work area, parking availability, etc..
- Standard Tubs refinished: $349.00 (does not include re-caulking)
- Deep clean and polish starts at $174.00, includes re-caulking
- Bathroom wall tile: $7 per square foot, (tile repair and grouting not included). Please upload your pictures.
- One piece Fiberglass tub/wall unit: $599.00 and up
- Kitchen sinks: $349.00 and up
- Sand stripping, $89.00
We do both residential and commercial jobs on-site, not in-shop.
Choose your bathtub and/or bathroom sink color from the bathtub refacing color chart here
Options for Bathtub Refinishing
Once you decide to do something about your old and worn bathtub, you must choose one of the three ways to proceed:
- Purchase a new bathtub - bathtub replacement
- Refinish your old bathtub - bathtub refinishing, bathtub resurfacing, bathtub re-glazing, bathtub refacing
- Add a liner to your old bathtub - bathtub liner, requires a minimum of five (5) installations
Costs of Bathtub Refinishing
Both the bathtub refinishing and bathtub liner options will cost you much less than purchasing a new bathtub. Remember, purchasing a new bathtub will require additional costs to pay for demolition, delivery, plumbing, carpentry and tile work. The total bill can easily rise to over $3000. But your bill for either of the other two options, bathtub refinishing or a bathtub liner, might cost only an eighth (1/8th) of that original amount. In addition, there is a high cost in the time that is required to physically replace your old bathtub with a new bathtub. Expect to lose at least a week of using your bathtub while all the work is being done, if you choose the bathtub replacement option.
Overview of Bathtub Refinishing
Bathtub refinishing, on the other hand, can be done in as little as four hours. However, curing must be done, and that takes 24 hours, which is better than a week. And the process is simple.
- Convert bathroom into a temporary spray booth
- Remove caulking
- Cleaned, sanded, and bathroom area masked off to protect floors and walls
- Apply epoxy primer base for proper adhesion
- Apply several layers of an aliphatic acrylic polyurethane
- Class A finishes are difficult to duplicate on old, rough surfaces. Therefore, we will not guarentee a perfect finish on old, rough surfaces.
- Some chip repairs may incur additional costs.
- Due to the fact that the newly refinished bathtub/sink fixture is too wet, upon completion of the refinishing job, it is the responsibility of the resident/property manager to complete the following final three steps after we leave the premises:
- remove protective tape and paper masking around fixture
- re-caulk the bathtub/sink fixture
- re-attach the overflow plate
- The above three final steps are not included in the price.
- After refinishing, a bathtub needs at least 24 hours drying time before re-caulking can be done.
- Customer is responsible for removing valuables from the work area AND our path to the work area as we will not move furniture or any other belongings.
Overview of Bathtub Liners
The process of adding a liner to your old bathtub is also very simple, but a little more costly and a little more time consuming. We will come to your home, measure your old bathtub, and then order the liner in your choice of (limited) colors. Delivery could take six to eight weeks. Once it arrives, we will return to your home, remove your fixtures, trim the new liner for a snug fit, install the liner with double-sided tape and other adhesive, recaulk your fixtures. And you're done. Your new tub will be ready to use that night. The cost of the new liner will add to the cost of a simpler bathtub refinishing job.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Bathtub Refinishing and Bathtub Liners
An acrylic bathtub liner is more resistant to the kind of chipping that can occur on a bathtub refinish. Therefore, a bathtub liner will last longer than a bathtub refinish. Some people, on the other hand, feel that a bathtub refinish looks like the original porcelain. Keep in mind, though, that an original porcelain finish is kiln-fired, so a refinish is not going to be as longlasting. But, if cared for properly, both a bathtub refinish and a bathtub liner can last up to 15 years or more.
If the bathtub liner is not installed properly, water can leak under the liner and cause very undesirable smelly, squishy conditions. Therefore, it is imperative that you hire an experienced and conscientious contractor.
We have been doing this work for 22 years. And we are perfectionists. Your work will be done meticulously, and you will get a warranty in writing.
Photos of Bathtub Refinishing (Bathtub Refacing) Before and After
A cracked fiberglass bathtub being repaired.
Cities and Towns in Massachusetts (including Zip Code) Where We Provide Bathtub Liners and Bathtub Refinishing (including bathtub reglazing, bathtub refacing, bathtub resurfacing, and vintage/antique bathtub restoration)
In Massachusetts, we service downtown Boston (02163), Back Bay (02116, 02217), the Financial District (02110, 02241), the Leather District (02111), Fort Point Channel (02210, 02206), the North End (02105, 02113), the Waterfront, including Long Wharf (02104), Battery Wharf (02102), Commercial Wharf (02103), East India Row and Rowes Wharf (02110), the Theater District and Boston Common (02111), Massachusetts General Hospital (02222), Boston University and Kenmore Square (02215), the South End (02116, 02117, 02118, 02123, 02199) the Fenway (Fens, Park Drive, and Longwood Medical Area, 02115), Post Office Square (02109, 02207, 02208, 02212), Boston Convention Center (02210), Liberty Square (02109), Winthrop Square (02108), Dewey Square (02210), Dock Square (02109, 02216), Quincy Market (02109, 02216), South Station (02210), North Station (02114), Beacon Hill (02108, 02109, 02114), Bay Village (02116), Downtown Crossing (02108, 02205), Chinatown (02111, 02196), Government Center (02109, 02201), Charlestown (02129), East Boston (Eastie, 02128), Logan Airport (02101), West End (02203), South Boston (Southie, 02112, 02127), Jamaica Plain (JP, 02130), Roxbury (02119), Mission Hill (02120), Dorchester (02121, 02122, 02124, 02125), Mattapan (02126), Roslindale (02131), West Roxbury (02132), Hyde Park and Readville (02136, 02137), Quincy (02169, 02170, 02171, 02269), Milton (02186), Dedham (02026, 02027), Needham (02492, 02494), Wellesley (02457, 02481, 02482), Newton (02456, 02458, 02459, 02460, 02461, 02462, 02464, 02465, 02466, 02467, 02468, 02495), Brookline (02445, 02446, 02447), Allston (02134), Brighton (02135), Cambridge (02138, 02139, 02140, 02141, 02142), Watertown (02471, 02472, 02477), Waltham (02451, 02452, 02453, 02454, 02455), Lexington (02420, 02421), Arlington (02474, 02475, 02476), Belmont (02478, 02479), Woburn (01801, 01806, 01807, 01808, 01813, 01815, 01888), Wakefield (01880), Medford (02153, 02155, 02156), Somerville (02143, 02144, 02145), Revere (02151), Malden (02148), Melrose (02176), Stoneham (02180), Saugus (01906), Peabody (01960, 01961), Beverly (01915), Salem (01970, 10971), Lynn (01901, 01902, 01903, 10904, 01905, 01910), Nahant (01908) and Marblehead (01945).
Outside the 128/95 beltway, we also service Braintree, Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Marshfield, Hanover, Duxbury, Kingston, Plymouth, Hanson, Whitman, Rockland, Carver, Wareham, Halifax, Bridgewater, Easton, Brockton, Abington, Avon, Holbrook, Stoughton, Randolph, Canton, Norwood, Sharon, Mansfield, Norfolk, Walpole, Westwood, Medfield, Dover, Medway, Franklin, Millis, Holliston, Milford, Hopkinton, Ashland, Natick, Framingham, Wellesley, Needham, Weston, Wayland, Southborough, Marlborough, Hudson, Sudbury, Stow, Maynard, Acton, Concord, Lincoln, Bedford, Burlington, Billerica, Chelmsford, Lowell, Tewksbury, Wilmington, Reading, Andover, Lynnfield, North Andover, Middleton, North Reading, Danvers, Topsfield, Boxford, Newburyport, Swampscott, Groveland, Haverhill, Amesbury, Salisbury, Ipswich, Rowley, Essex, Rockport, Manchester and the Cape and Islands
Cities and Towns in New Hampshire(including Zip Code) Where We Provide Bathtub Liners and Bathtub Refinishing (including bathtub reglazing, bathtub refacing, bathtub resurfacing, and vintage/antique bathtub restoration)
In New Hampshire, we service central New Hampshire and southern New Hampshire, including Manchester (03101, 03102, 03103, 03104, 03106, 03109), Portsmouth (03801, 03805), Salem (03079), Nashua (03060, 03062, 03063, 03064), Concord (03301, 03303), Hampton (03842), Laconia (03246), Londonderry (03038, 03053), and Rochester (03839, 03867, 03868).
Please call for work needed in places not listed in New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Vermont.