Considering refinishing claw foot tubs? Refinishing claw foot tubs can be very rewarding. Clawfoot bathtubs got there start in the 1800's and are still an excellent choice for those looking for a traditional style bathtub that will last a lifetime and gives that old world charm. Claw Foot Tubs are also great for people who love a relaxing soak in a sprawling tub. Although, you can also find baby claw foot tubs measuring less than 4 feet in length compared to the normal size claw foot measuring in at 6 feet. Some are also wider than others for a clawfoot bath party ;)
This article will help you understand what makes claw foot tubs unique and how to properly refinish them.
A properly refinished clawfoot tub can look amazing in a modern bathroom.
The name "claw foot tub" comes from the four feet of the tub. Originally the feet were shaped like a claw grasping a ball on the floor and was a popular feature in furniture from the 1800's. The curved foot creates a “claw” shape when viewed from above.
Renew-It Refinishing offers three different types of claw foot tub refinishing. Basic, Deluxe and our Best Bathtub Refinishing. Ever wonder how long bathtub refinishing lasts or how much does tub refinishing cost?
Our Basic Tub Refinishing comes with a 1 Year No-Peel Warranty and is a perfectly respectable and durable tub restoration service for those on a budget or for those who aren't interested in a long tub refinishing warranty.See pricing
Our Deluxe Tub Refinishing comes with a 5 Year No-Peel Warranty and is a great tub resurfacing service for those who want an even more durable, more glossy surface, and for those who want the comfort of a 5 Year Tub Refinishing No-Peel Warranty.See pricing
Our Best Tub Refinishing comes with Portland, Oregon's only Lifetime No-Peel Warranty and is the absolute best tub restoration process available in Portland, OR Guaranteed. Our Best Tub Refinishing Service receives a thorough etching and bonding agent to ensure decades of beauty. It receives at least 5 coats of durable, high quality tub refinishing materials to ensure a rock hard surface that cannot peel. Our Best Tub Refinishing process is truly the absolute best tub resurfacing available in Portland Guaranteed! And boasts the only Lifetime No-Peel Tub Refinishing Warranty in Portland, OR.See pricing
Clawfoot bathtubs add a quaint feeling to any modern bathroom. We have refinished and transformed 100's of clawfoot bathtubs in and around Portland OR. We can make your old, worn clawfoot tub look like new again with our clawfoot bathtub refinishing service. From old to new again for a super fair price and with an awesome tub refinishing guarantee. Clawfoot bathtub refinishing can transform your antique clawfoot bathtub and keep that old style charm with a new, modern finish with a color of your choice.
We will strip any old paint from the inside and outside of the clawfoot tub before refinishing it. We will then start the clawfoot bathtub refinishing process. This includes refinishing the actual claw feet to a color of your choice. The outside of the clawfoot tub can be painted a different color than the inside to add flavor and color to your bathroom. There are many options when it comes to clawfoot bathtub REFINISHING PORTLAND.
Clawfoot tubs are made out of cast iron, brass, copper, steel, aluminum, and other metals. Each material has its own unique characteristics. Some Cast Iron Clawfoot tubs are covered with smooth porcelain on the inside walls, bottom, and the top, rolled edge for a more comfortable and elegant looking bathtub. The outside of this style clawfoot tub is raw cast iron that is usually painted a color to match your bathroom.
Many of the original clawfoot tubs were made from copper of other metal and did not have a smooth porcelain finish. Cast iron is one of the oldest materials used to make claw foot tubs. It is strong and durable, but the porcelain tends to crack easily and wear through over the decades.
Brass clawfoot tubs were often found in bathrooms because they were easy to maintain and relatively inexpensive. Copper tubs were also very popular as they are resistant to corrosion and tarnish quickly. Steel claw foot tubs were typically used in commercial settings where durability was needed. Aluminum tubs were lightweight and affordable.
Most people today desire the cast iron style with a bright white porcelain and people will often paint the outside of their claw foot tub a pleasing color.
Ever wondered can you refinish a clawfoot tub and how to refinish cast iron clawfoot tub? The answer is YES and the process is basically the same as refinishing a standard bathtub, with two exceptions.
Many companies offer diy clawfoot tub refinishing kits. Do they work? Yes and no. The materials are often not commercial grade and don't last over time. If you are looking for a cheap, quick fix that will look ok for a little while, then a diy kit may be a good option. There is also a pretty steep learning curve when it comes to refinishing a bathtub. Our technicians at Renew-It spend years perfecting their trade. Trying to refinish one bathtub will likely be frustrating and time consuming and we often get a call to fix diy claw foot refinishing jobs. So, save yourself some time and frustration hire Renew-It to refinish your claw foot tub. We have years of experience in cast iron tub refinishing and claw foot tub refinishing.
Refinishing a Claw Foot Tub usually costs about 50% more than the price of refinishing a normal bathtub or $500 for a Basic Finish and up to $1,500 for our Best Refinishing System with a Lifetime No-Peel Guarantee. Our prices are usually a little more than our competition, but for good reason. We only use the best refinishing materials, hire the best technicians, and we take more time preparing the surface to ensure the end product lasts longer than our warranty periods. Our Basic Claw Foot Tub Refinishing system is perfectly fine and comes with a one year warranty. Our Deluxe Refinishing System uses better materials, takes longer to prep and comes with a 5 year warranty. Our Best Claw Foot Tub Refinishing System uses the absolute best materials in the industry, takes way longer to prep and comes with Portland's only Lifetime No-Peel Warranty. This refinished claw foot tub will last longer than many of us will.
That is a loaded question. What condition is the claw foot tub in? Just found in a backyard in backwoods Oregon or in pristine like new condition. One could cost $50, the latter could cost $5000. Call us for an honest appraisal on the worth of your clawfoot tub.
There are many reasons to refinish a claw foot bathtub. You may have unsightly scratches or worn spots on your claw foot tub. You may want to change the color. You may be selling your home and don't want to replace a slightly damaged bathtub. Claw foot bathtub resurfacing in Portland OR is an inexpensive alternative to replacement. You may be remodeling your bathroom and replacing the bathtub is not an option due to space or some other reason. Whatever your reason for wanting to refinish you bathtub, Renew-It Refinishing can help.
We certainly hope that you will choose Renew-It Refinishing for all of your tub resurfacing needs. But we realize that there are many bathtub refinishing companies in Portland and Vancouver and that you want to make sure that you are choosing the best one. So, here are a few tips. As with any service company, the longer a bathtub restoration company has been in business, the bigger his reputation with the local community. Either for the good or the bad.
Reading Client Testimonials really helps when searching for a bathtub refinishing contractor Portland OR. Allow his clients to fill you in on their experience. Make sure whomever you choose has a great reputation. Also make sure that he is fully covered by insurance. There are some real horror stories of contractors who are not covered with the proper insurance causing big problems and leaving the homeowner with the bill because they were not properly covered. Bonding and licensing is also important. By the way, Renew-It Refinishing has all of this and more. Check out our great Guarantees here that no other bathtub resurfacing in Portland OR is brave enough to put in writing.
There are many different methods of bathtub refinishing to choose from in Portland OR. We use different methods depending on your needs. The finished product often looks the same, but the preparation is vastly different depending on the bathtub surface we are resurfacing. Some bathtub simply require a cleaning and clear coat to make them shine like new. Others require deep etching and honing to remove deep scratches or pitting before they can be refinished.
We offer 3 levels of tub refinishing. Basic, Deluxe and Best.
Normal chip repairs are typically covered in the price of a standard refinishing job. We scrape and sand all the rough edges to prepare the surface for our repair materials. Then we carefully fill and sand the surface to prepare for the new coatings. Our chip repairs are undetectable.
We offer three different warranties based on your needs. Our Basic Tub Refinishing process comes with a one year no-peel warranty. Our Deluxe Tub Refinishing comes with a five year no-peel warranty. Our Best Tub Resurfacing comes with Portland's only Lifetime No-Peel Warranty. This costs a little extra, but ensures that you are covered if the surface ever starts to peel.
We recommend waiting 12-24 hours to ensure that the surface is completely cured and ready for use though.
Using your newly refinished tub too soon could void your warranty and lead to costly repairs. It pays to wait.