July 13, 2020

How to make that old tub look like new

Along with the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the most important rooms valued by home buyers or renters. But a stained, worn, or ugly tub can significantly decrease a bath's aesthetic appeal. That's why it pays to refinish a tub -- a job that a handy DIYer can tackle, although it’s probably best handled by an experienced pro.

To determine if a bathtub refinishing is right for your property, consider several factors, including signs that your tub needs refinishing, benefits of bathtub refinishing, drawbacks and risks of relaxing, steps involved in refinishing your tub, and alternatives to consider. Planned and executed properly, a tub refinishing can catch the eye and make a bathroom pop. Just be sure your tub is a good candidate for reglazing and you follow the instructions carefully if you choose to do it yourself.

Learn more about bathtub refinishing options by reading my story on this topic for The Motley Fool's Millionacres site, available here.