Bathtub Drain Trim Ring & Cover Upgrade is a Nice Touch when Refinishing your Bathtub
Usually when it is time to refinish a bathtub, it is also time to install new hardware on the bathtub. However, replacing a bathtub drain trim ring can be risky AND expensive.
So we found a simple, easy and very cost effective solution for you. It’s an attractive new bathtub drain trim ring insert and cover bonded that is bonded over the existing drain. It works great and looks like new!
Protect your investment AND save money in the long run!
When refinishing a bathtub it’s always best to change the drain and overflow cap. Sounds easy enough, but old drains are virtually welded onto the old pipes from years of calcium build up, rust, and old hard putty.
Add to that the fact that there is usually general decay of the pipes themselves over time. The end result is what appears to be an easy job, can turn into a nightmare.
Our simple, easy and very cost effective solution to this is bonding an attractive new trim ring and cover over the existing drain. It works great and looks like new!
Here’s an example that happened to one of our customers:
Our Surface Renew technician consults with a customer about refinishing the tub and offers a drain cover kit for a nominal fee of $75.00 installed.
The customer declines and we proceed to make that old tub look new again. When we are done the customer sees their terrific white shiny new looking tub which makes that old drain look dirty and wore out. And so it stands out like a sore thumb.
One of our customers said it best: “I should have gotten the drain; it’s like shining one shoe. I have a great looking tub but a horrible looking drain.”
Other than making it look good, why else is replacing the bathtub drain so important?
Because a small amount of water tends to remain around the drain area after bathing. This area is the most common place for bathtub resurfacing to fail.
The best way to prevent moisture from causing the new finish to fail at the drain is to make sure that there is no coating edge in this area. If we remove the drain first, then we can refinish the tub below the area where the drain seats against the tub.
What to expect if you do decide to change the drain later:
Sounds easy enough, but when you consider that old drains are virtually welded onto old pipes with years of calcium build up, rust, and old hard putty, then removal causes damage to the surface surrounding the drain.
Add to that the fact that there is commonly moderate to sever corrosion of the pipes themselves over time. The end result is what appears to be an easy job, can turn into a nightmare.
If you call in a plumber to replace your drain after we refinish your tub, your new surface is at risk from heavy tools and an invasive drain and cover removal process.
On old tubs, most drain pulling tools don’t work. This results in plumbers actually sawing the pipes out or beating, cutting and chiseling around your newly refinished surface. So this type of repair by a plumber could cost you upwards to $1,000 or more.
As an easy alternative to all that trouble and expensive work just ask us to install a bathtub drain trim ring insert and cover for only $75!
Serving all Central and North West Arkansas and Southwest Kentucky.