Cast-iron bathtubs range in weight from approximately 225 pounds for a 48-inch classic clawfoot tub to 500 pounds or more for a 72-inch pedestal tub. The classic model is a smaller tub with four short legs, and the pedes... More »

Porcelain tubs are relatively inexpensive, but they do not conduct heat well. Cast iron tubs are very heavy, but they maintain the temperature of bathwater longer. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

There is no real difference between Americast products from American Standard and Bootzcast from Bootz Industries. Both materials are composites, but the type of composite from each company is proprietary, which means th... More »

Refinishing a cast iron bathtub involves cleaning and repairing the tub surface, covering the surface with enamel bonding agent, spraying the surface with acrylic urethane enamel paint, and smoothing and buffing the surf... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

To remove a cast iron bathtub from a bathroom, disconnect water supply to the tub, drain the tub, disconnect it from plumbing, remove the framing surrounding the tub, and piece the tub with a sledge hammer. Collecting an... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

To repaint a cast-iron bathtub, cut through any existing caulking between the wall and the tub with a razor knife, and clean the tub thoroughly with a household cleaner. Scrape the tub with a razor, and wipe it down with... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

To reglaze a bathtub, take out the trim plumbing, caulking and grout from the tub, ensure that the area is well ventilated, clean the bathtub thoroughly, and apply a body filler in the tub. Then, prime the bathtub, apply... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing