"Excellent job. They take pride in their work. Tub looks brand new! I would not hesitate to recommend this company." - Julie Doran

Learn more about Renew-It Tub Refinishing

Portland's Tub Reglazing Pros

Ugly Tub? An ugly tub is embarrassing and unpleasant to look at and bathe in. Replacing it can be very costly and messy. Refinishing it is less expensive, much faster and can last for years.

  • Costs much less than replacement
  • Ready to use in 24 hours
  • Lasts for years
  • Looks like new
  • Easy to clean

Choosing the wrong refinisher may be worse than dealing with an ugly tub. Choosing the wrong tub refinishing company in Portland, OR can make your life miserable and cost you time and money. Take your time and choose wisely.

Choose Renew-It for Peace of Mind! Choosing the right bathtub refinishing company to refinish your ugly bathtub can save you time, frustration and money. Renew-It has been the #1 choice in Portland and Vancouver for bathtub refinishing since 1994. Learn more below or call us today to get started.

Our Process

Our tub refinishing process is as detailed as they come. Our goal is to provide you with a new looking bathtub that will last for years and even decades. We give you the most value for your money and the most enjoyment from this experience.


Assessment and Cleaning:

The first step is to assess the condition of the bathtub. Any existing damage, such as chips, cracks, or stains, is identified. The bathtub is thoroughly cleaned to remove soap scum, mineral deposits, and any other contaminants. This step ensures proper adhesion of the new tub refinishing coatings.

Repairing Damages:

Any chips, cracks, or other damage to the bathtub surface are repaired at this point. This may involve filling in the damaged areas with a bonding agent or filler to create a smooth surface. Minor chip repairs are typically covered by the cost of refinishing.

Surface Prep:

The surface of the bathtub is etched or sanded to create a slightly rough texture. This helps the new coatings adhere securely to the existing surface. Without this process the tub will peel in days, weeks or months and will need to be refinished again.

Masking and Protecting:

Areas around the bathtub, such as fixtures, walls, and floors, are carefully masked off and protected to prevent overspray or damage during the refinishing process. The more time and attention given to this step, the better the tub refinishing job will look and will result in less cleanup after.

Ventilation and Safety Precautions:

Proper ventilation is set up to ensure the fumes from the refinishing materials are safely extracted. Safety equipment, such as masks and protective clothing, will be worn by your professional Renew-It refinishing technician.

Application of Primer:

A bonding primer is applied to the prepared surface. The primer enhances adhesion and promotes a strong bond between the existing surface and the new coatings. This also helps the finished product to look smooth and shiny.

Application of Top Coatings:

Multiple layers of specialized coatings are applied to the bathtub surface. These coatings often include layers of color and a clear topcoat. We only use the best refinishing products to ensure a great looking and long lasting end product.

Final Inspection and Touch-ups:

Once the bathtub is finished, a final inspection is conducted. Any imperfections or areas that may require touch-up are addressed. This step ensures a smooth and even finish.

Unmasking and Cleanup:

The protective masking is carefully removed from the surrounding areas, and any cleanup is performed to ensure the bathroom is left in a clean and tidy condition. We will invite you into the room to inspect the final product. At this point we will explain how to take care of your newly refinished tub, explain your warranty, handle payment details, and ask you to leave us a review online to help others make a wise choice when choosing their tub refinishing company in Portland, OR.

Curing Time:

After the coatings are applied, the bathtub needs time to cure. The curing time can vary but is typically around 24-48 hours. During this period, the bathtub should not be used to ensure the coatings properly set.


Renew-It Refinishing offers three different levels of tub refinishing service. Basic, Deluxe and our Best Bathtub Refinishing. Ever wonder how long does bathtub refinishing last 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 below.

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 below.

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 below.



Starting at

  • $475 for Tub Refinishing
  • $775 for 30" x 30" Shower Stall*
  • $775 for Tub & Tile Surround*
  • *Add $150 if tile is over 6' high
  • $775 for One-Piece Fiberglass Shower
  • Protect Surrounding Areas
  • Vent Odors Outside
  • 2 Step Deep Cleaning of Surface
  • Super Effective Bonding Agent
  • 4 Layers of Professional Grade Acrylic Top Coat
  • Re-Caulk As Needed
  • Glaze in White, Bisque or Almond
  • 1 Year No-Peel Warranty


Starting at

  • $675 for Tub Refinishing
  • $975 for 30" x 30" Shower Stall*
  • $975 for Tub & Tile Surround*
  • *Add $200 if tile is over 6' high
  • $975 for One-Piece Fiberglass Shower
  • Protect Surrounding Areas
  • Vent Odors Outside
  • 3 Step Deep Cleaning of Surface
  • Super Effective Bonding Agent
  • 6 Layers of Professional Grade Acrylic Top Coat
  • Re-Caulk As Needed
  • Glaze available in ANY COLOR you choose
  • 5 Year No-Peel Warranty


Starting at

  • $1,049 for Tub Refinishing
  • $1,449 for 30" x 30" Shower Stall*
  • $1,449 for Tub & Tile Surround*
  • *Add $250 if tile is over 6' high
  • $1,449 for One-Piece Fiberglass Shower
  • Protect Surrounding Areas
  • Vent Odors Outside
  • 4 Step Deep Cleaning of Surface
  • Super Effective Bonding Agent
  • 8 Layers of Professional Grade Acrylic Top Coat
  • Re-Caulk As Needed
  • Glaze available in ANY COLOR you choose
  • Acrylic Clear Coat for Added Protection and Longer Life
  • Exclusive Lifetime No-Peel Warranty

You're One Call Away From A Beautiful, Fresh, New Looking Bathtub



Read more Frequently Asked Questions about tub refinishing here

Tub refinishing, also known as reglazing or resurfacing, is a process of restoring the surface of a bathtub by repairing chips, cracks, or stains and applying a new coating to give it a fresh, like-new appearance.

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 in Portland OR. Let his clients to fill you in on their experience. Make sure whoever 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 bathtubs 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. See our tub refinishing pricing for Portland, OR.

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.

You can also pay for just a chip repair. This is more common in Fiberglass Tub Repair.

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 Refinishing 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.

Depending on the process you choose, your bathtub could be ready to use within a day or so. We recommend waiting 24-48 hours to ensure that the surface is completely cured and ready for use.

Using your newly refinished tub too soon could void your warranty and lead to costly repairs. It pays to wait.

The time required for tub refinishing depends on the extent of the repairs and the curing time of the coatings. Generally, the process can be completed in one day and the tub is usually ready for use within 48 hours.

While there are DIY refinishing kits available, professional tub refinishing is recommended for optimal results. Professionals have the expertise and equipment to ensure proper surface preparation and coating application. We are often called out to fix DIY tub refinishing jobs. There would be an extra charge to remove the DIY product before we can properly refinish your tub.

The durability of a refinished tub depends on factors such as the quality of materials used and how well the surface is prepared. When done professionally by Renew-It, a refinished tub can last for several years or even decades, with proper care. Renew-It Tub Refinishing offers a 1 year, 5 year or Lifetime Warranty against peeling. Your choice.

In general, most bathtubs made of materials like porcelain, cast iron, fiberglass, and acrylic can be refinished. However, severely damaged tubs or those with structural issues may not be suitable for refinishing. Ask your technician for more details.

To maintain a refinished tub, avoid using abrasive cleaners or tools. Clean the surface regularly with non-abrasive, mild cleaners, like dish detergent and avoid dropping heavy or sharp objects onto the tub like soap and shampoo bottles. Do not allow water to sit on the refinished surface for days. Ask your technician for more details on cleaning your newly refinished tub.

Yes, tub refinishing allows for color changes. You can choose a new color that complements your bathroom décor. Professional refinishing services often offer a variety of color options. We have hundreds of custom colors to choose from.

Some refinishing products may have a noticeable odor during application, but proper ventilation can minimize this. We ventilate the odors using a fan and exhaust system to prevent any odors from staying in your home. Some light odors will be present for a day or so as the surface dries and cures.

Tub refinishing is generally more cost-effective than tub replacement, which involves not only the cost of a new tub but also labor and potentially extensive bathroom renovations to remove the old tub and install the new one. Refinishing provides a more budget-friendly option while achieving a refreshed new look. Renew-It tub refinishing often saves our clients as much as 80-90% compared with replacement. Our prices are as low as $475 for tub refinishing compared with a minimum of $2500 for replacement.

The cost of tub refinishing varies depending on factors such as the tub's condition, size, and the level of repairs needed. On average, professional tub refinishing in Portland, OR can cost a fraction of the price of tub replacement. See our tub refinishing prices here.