Is there anyone out there who will put a new porcelin coating (NOT paint/epoxy/powder coat/clear coat) on my old clawfoot tub? I have had contractors in the past re- finish the tubs by basically painted over the porcelin- but I want an original finish back on my tub-the paint ALWAYS chips after just a few years. I belive the tub should be sandblasted, “re-porcelined” and then baked in a kiln, up to 2000 degrees…..I live in Columbus Ohio and would be willing to take the tub anywhere in Ohio.
Is this process cost prohibitive? Should I just go out and buy a new acrylic clawfoot?
I’ve got to get this gutted bathroom done before Labor Day or my wife will berate me BIGTIME! The tub is already in my truck…just need a place to take it. Should I take it to the steel recycler? Also-I’m a computer DOLT- pls. respond via email-I might actually be able to find your response. Smart-alec comments welcome-they provide “conditioning” for my wife’s verbal abuse, which starts just before her family arrives on Labor day-I think I’ll go start on the outhouse….
I would keep the old chiped tub and send out the wife for refinishing. Or you can recycle her. If they accept trade-ins, get a newer model. Then you’ll have 3 to 5 years before the nagging starts again.