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12. July, 2013|Reglazing


Many interior designers and home remodelers are breathing new life into old-fashioned claw foot bathtubs. This can be accomplished through reglazing and through modern bathroom design. Freestanding tubs are all the rage in high-end bathroom design, and antique claw foot tubs work just as well as their modern counterparts in many instances. Here are some examples of how you might use your antique claw foot tub to make a fresh statement in your bathroom.

Simple Resurfacing

Often, simply giving a bathroom a good scrubbing and a fresh coat of paint can make a tired, grubby space look like a brand new bathroom. If you’re interested in this low-cost, high-impact method of breathing new life into your bathroom, resurfacing your claw foot tub can play a big role. Pronto Refinish can send a pair of professional technicians right to your home to prep the tub and apply a fresh new coating that will completely cover any chips, nicks, scratches, or stains in your old claw foot tub. Your tub’s shape will still give your bathroom that vintage look, but its interior finish will look like new.

New Color Scheme

While the insides of claw foot tubs are generally enameled, the outsides are often painted. This gives you two different surfaces with slightly different finishes to play with when choosing a new color scheme for your bathroom. You can easily get your tub reglazed with one of any number of designer colors, thanks to the wide selection of reglazing compounds available from Pronto Refinish. Then, you can paint the outside with a complementary or contrasting color. Plus, you can also paint the tub’s feet with yet another color if you really want the design to pop.

Tubs as a Focal Point

Many luxury bathroom designs call for the tub to sit at an angle from the wall or even in the center of the room, rather than tucked into a corner. This look works best in large bathrooms, where you have extra space to play with. It makes the tub a focal point of the room. To get the full effect, you won’t be able to put a shower curtain around the tub.

Unique Faucet Configurations

If you have a really old claw foot tub, it’s possible it won’t have all the faucet mountings pre-drilled in it. If this is the case, you can experiment with different faucet configurations. Rather than having the faucets at the foot of the tub, you could put them to the side or even build them into a wall ledge behind the tub that could also be used for storage.