A contractor told us he would use a low-VOC acrylic urethane to refinish our cast-iron tub. Does such a product exist?
Concerned about human health and environmental impacts of chemicals used to refinish bathtubs.
These products exist, but I don't use them.
If a client wants a tub refinished, I remove the tub and take it to a professional, and it costs $400-$500.
This is not what the client wants to hear, so I then show them a catalog of historically accurate replacements, and they are shocked to see that these tubs start at $2,000.
For more information:
Read "I have a bathtub that needs re-enameling. Is there a nontoxic way to do this?" a Q&A answered by Mick Dalrymple.
Also, read "What's less toxic: refinishing an old cast-iron tub or getting a fiberglass tub?" a Q&A answered by Molly McCabe.