When peeling occurs, it’s time to reglaze the tub:
Reglazing the tub may be necessary if the glaze begins to peel. Reglazing your tub could be necessary if you see significant flaking. If the tub’s chemical bond has been disrupted due to improper reglazing, peeling marks will occur. The paint is slowly flaking off the tub, leaving ugly peeling marks. Because of the risk of injury from flaking resurfacing materials or, in rare cases, paint particles being ingested by children, it is important to strip and resurface your bathtub as soon as possible.
When shards appear in the porcelain coating of your bathtub:
It is possible that it may need to be reglazed. Ceramics is abrasive and breaks off in large shards. Repairing chips in your bathtub’s glaze is as simple as re-glazing the fixture. You should get your tub chipping professionally reglazed if you see any rust spots or other surface damage.
Bathtub reglazing is necessary when the surface loses its luster.
Bathtub reglazing can be the answer to a dull tub. When you get your tub reglazed, it will look like new.
When a regular cleaning just won’t do, it may be time to consider bathtub reglazing:
If you have tried everything to clean your tub without success, reglazing it may be the best option. Imagine yourself in a pottery class, where you get to glaze and fire your finished product. The final product will have a glossy finish and be sealed so it can be easily cleaned and used as a drinking vessel. Bathtubs need to be reglazed when abrasive cleansers have been used on the surface for an extended period of time. Without the protective coating, porous porcelain is easily contaminated by grime and soap scum. You probably still have glaze on the exterior of your bathtub. Abrasive cleansers are never used on the exterior of a bathtub.
If you’re tired of your pink, blue, green, or red tub and want to give your bathroom a fresh new look, bathtub reglazing is your best bet, provided you do it well.
Bathtub refinishing is the process of repairing and restoring the surface of a damaged or old bathtub to make it look and function like new again. Bathtub resurfacing, bathtub reglazing, and bathtub re-enameling are all names for the same process. In many cases, this includes fixing broken components. Cracks and chips can be filled using Bondo or another polyester putty. After the repairs are finished, the surface is prepared with an acid etching. Engraving offers mechanical adherence. Non-porous porcelain, enamel, and fiberglass tubs do not provide a good surface for the new coating to attach to. Etching the surface makes it porous, which helps with adherence. You can also improve the coating’s adhesion by pre-treating the surface with a bonding agent like silane. You can use any method alone or in tandem with the other. The two methods work well together to maximize adhesion. Etching is no longer necessary in some current refinishing processes because to the use of silane alone. After the base coat has dried, a primer is applied. A catalyzed two-component cross-link synthetic white coating is commonly employed, although it lacks the durability and abrasion resistance of the original glass-enamel coating on the bathtub.
A modern bathtub coating can be made from a variety of materials, including epoxies, urethanes, hybrid polyester-polyurethane coatings, and polymers. You can spray, roll, or brush on these coatings.
While do-it-yourself (DIY) kits from hardware stores make it possible to fix a damaged bathtub, some may prefer to engage a professional service provider who offers refinishing services instead. The epoxy used in most do-it-yourself kits doesn’t give the same quality of bonding and speeds up the degradation of the kits over time. If high-quality spray equipment wasn’t used, the finished product may show signs of being touched up with a brush or roller.