Are there tub surrounds that install over existing tiles?

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I'm looking to sell my house and need to spruce it up. Being disabled I don't have the dexterity or hand strength to remove the grout and regrout but I want to make the tub look better. I don't have the money to pay someone to do it either. Suggestions?

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  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on May 05, 2018
    You might check with Home Depot or Lowes to see if they have something on this line.

  • Jcraw Jcraw on May 05, 2018
    Would it help if you just gave it a Mr Clean Magic songe cleaning and whitened the grout with a bleach pen or vinegar/baking soda paste.
    please give us a photo

    • Sue Brehm Neigel Sue Brehm Neigel on May 05, 2018
      Most of the problem is my hands are so full of arthritis I can't grip and don't have strength. The grout is cracking in places so I think it needs to be redone or covered. Thank you though.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 05, 2018
    Check with your local senior center, they have volunteers that help with things home owners are no longer able to do themselves.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on May 05, 2018
    You can have a company that specializes in covering up old tubs and adding a new tub surround to the walls. They say they can do it in one day. "Bath Fitters"

    • B. Enne B. Enne on May 05, 2018
      Good suggestion, but unfortunately she was saying that she can't affort to hire somebody, and those types of companies are expensive.

  • Jcraw Jcraw on May 06, 2018

    If you’ve no one to help, I’d go on to HomeAdvisor.com or thumbtack.com and have someone come out for an estimate on fixing the grout. I suggest those companies because they do “vet” their tradesmen, so your security is not an issue. For thumbtack.com, if you can send them some photos, the tradesmen will even give you an estimate via email or phone.
    Although you can’t afford to get it done, you will at least know what it will cost when negotiating the sale of your house. or, perhaps a quick fix by a pro is more affordable than you think. You don’t know until you ask.
    In the meantime, hang a pretty shower curtain to distract.

  • Sue Brehm Neigel Sue Brehm Neigel on May 06, 2018
    Thank you. A pretty shower curtain should help!