Originally Posted By: jpeck
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If done properly by a knowledgeable and experience person, the results are good and long lasting.
Make sure the tub is not rusted out at the drain first, though.
We had the tub in the girls bathroom re-finished to almond (it was blue) because we re-did the bathroom to almond (almond paint, white vanity, almond marble top, almond water closet, etc.).
Two girls used that tub for their day long showers for 10 years, and the only 'wear' on it is where my wife used to scrub it with comment. When I pointed out that the blue color was beginning to show through the almond color, she quit using Comet on it. Comet (and other cleaners) is abrasive, like using sand paper on the finish.
The guy who did it said he uses the same paint they use on airplanes, an epoxy paint, and that it cost $120 gallon (and that was 10 years ago).