Some people decide to refinish their bathtub themselves to save money. But do you really save money? Most people (I would say 9 out of 10) who decide to refinish their tub themselves end up calling me anyway. We are not against people trying to save money. But truthfully, bathtub refinishing is one area that should be done by a professional. The reason is that the DYI kits don't last. Within a few short months, the finish will peel. Then, the previous finish has to be stripped, and we have to start over. So you have the added cost to strip the tub.