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If your old bathtub is getting worn and dingy, resurface it instead of replacing it. This can save from $200 to $1,000 as compared to installing a new bathtub. This includes not only the cost of the new tub, but also the labor costs. It is a very difficult job to remove a bathtub. Much of the tile on the walls will be damaged during the removal.
Most resurfacing professionals use similar types of refinishing materials. The difference between a satisfactory and an unsatisfactory job comes down to the quality of the workmanship. Make sure to get several references and talk with several satisfied customers. Actually go look at a previous job if possible. You can find refinishers in the Yellow Pages under "Bathtubs and Sinks - Repair and Refinish" or under "Bathroom Remodeling".