If your tub is cracked or chipped, or it's simply lost its colour and shine, you might be thinking of replacing it to improve the look of your entire bathroom. However, if the rest of the fixtures and fittings in your bathroom are fine and don't require replacing, you should consider simply refinishing your bathroom instead of doing a whole remodel of the bathroom or even buying a new bathtub.

You can save yourself a lot of money by not replacing your bath with a new one, yet you can get a beautiful end result by merely refinishing your tub.

The cost of refinishing a bathtub depends on a few factors, including the area you live in, whether or not the bathtub’s been redone before and how much damage there is. Typically, you may expect to pay around $500-$600 to get your tub back in excellent condition. However, the price depends on the size of your bathtub and the amount of work there is, so you can expect to pay even less if you have a smaller than average bathtub, or more if your bathtub is larger in size.

When asking for a quote, it's always best to provide current photos of your bathtub as well as its correct measurements, so that you can get an accurate estimate depending on the size of your bathtub and the condition it is in.

You might even be tempted to do the job yourself, but unlike other DIY jobs around the home, this one requires a lot of precision and skills and is, therefore, best left to the professionals. If you want to get an excellent finish and have your tub last longer, you should hire a professional that has the required skills and tools to get the job done right.