Whether you have an old claw foot tub, cast iron/steel porcelain tub, fiberglass/acrylic tub shower unit or a cultured marble tub, refinishing is always the answer. It is the most economical solution to giving your bathroom a facelift. With the new low voc eco friendly green materials available on the market, curing time is faster than ever and much more friendly to our environment, which we all know is very important. A wide variety of surfaces can be refinished, the most common are cast iron tubs, steel tubs, fiberglass shower/tub units, acrylic shower/tub units, cultured marble tubs, cultured marble shower stalls, tile shower stalls, ceramic tile, formica countertops, corian countertops, and cultured marble tops. Just about any damage that may happen to a tub can be repaired along with the refinishing process, sometimes it can even be repaired without refinishing the entire tub. The process of refinishing a tub is something that should be left to the professionals. DIY kits are sold at places like home depot and lowes, these kits do not give you all of the materials needed to properly complete the work, nor do they provide enough instruction or experience for your finished product to look or last as it would if done professionally. Most of the DIY refinished bathtubs will have to be re-done by a professional shortly after, which means you not only will have to pay for the refinish, but you will be charged a fee for having to strip the finish you recently applied.