Refinishing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

05.5 - pros and cons of bathtub reglazing

Q: You May Wonder Why Refinishing?

A: When calculating the cost of replacement, it is also necessary to account for the removal and replacement costs, the time and mess that bathroom remodeling typically requires, in addition to the labor and installation costs. Refinishing is an excellent alternative because it costs more than 80% less than replacement and raises the market value of your home.

Q: The longevity of the new finish is up for debate.

A: Bathtubs and enclosures should endure for roughly ten years with proper care. Wall tile has a substantially longer lifespan since it experiences far less wear. Also, bathtub surfaces can be regularly renewed.

Q: How long does it take to refinish a bathtub?

A: When the project is complete that day. Be wary of any company making this claim because a regular tub or something larger cannot be built correctly in “1 or 2 hours.” The time frame is the duration from the time we arrive and the time we depart. If a single bathtub refinisher uses industry-standard technology and doesn’t cut corners, it will take longer than 1 or 2 hours from the time they arrive to the time they go.

Q: My surface has just been refinished. How soon can I start utilizing it?

A: Limited use after 24 hours for baths and enclosures. Tile floors and countertops can be utilized 72 hours following the last coat. The warranty is void if the repaired area is used or disturbed before the required amount of time has passed for a cure.

Q: Is there anything I need to do before the technician arrives?

A: Yes. Any dripping faucets and broken tile or grout must be repaired prior to refinishing. The tub’s water supply and drain systems also need to be in good working condition. Everything that could be used for cleanings, such as soaps, shampoos, razors, toothbrushes, curtains, shower rods, hanging caddies, and pictures, should be removed. Anything that can be operated with a finger should be removed. Ideal preparation for our arrival would also include removing shower doors and tracks. Any fixtures, such as pedestal sinks, toilets, vanities, cabinets, or other similar objects, should be removed before our arrival to allow the tile or tub to be refinished. Although it is not required, you are more than welcome to vacuum the rooms and give them a quick cleaning for hygienic reasons. In a tidy setting, surface dust will collect less on newly refinished surfaces.

Q: Do bathtub reglazing and refinishing have any differences?

A: No. The terms “bathtub refinishing,” “bathtub reglazing,” “tile refinishing,” and “tile reglazing” all relate to the process of applying a new finish to a hard surface. Please be aware that doing this differs from applying fresh porcelain. Baking porcelain requires kilns only (oven).

Q: Is the surgery risky for me, my family, or my pets?

A: Our method causes no harm to either people or animals. We efficiently ventilate and seal off the spaces we work in, and we use scent to mask odors. There will still be an odor for the first 24 hours. Considering that everyone’s levels of sensitivity differ, it is typically best if you are not present when the actual spraying is being done.

Q: Do your services come with a warranty?

A: Yes. We provide a three-year warranty against walls, tile surrounds, and bathtub finishes flaking or lifting on their own. Don’t forget that this is not the same as the expected lifetime of your finish. Your finish can last far longer with the proper care, just like a car will outlive its warranty. We do not provide coverage for chips caused by crashes above ground. If a touch-up is required and falls within the scope of this guarantee, you must contact us as soon as possible. Then, at no additional charge, we will finish the job and deliver the materials. If an issue does not fall within the terms of this guarantee, there will be a service or repair fee.

Upkeep & Maintenance It has a tile, a sink, and a bathtub.

  • The surface must dry out for 24 hours after the treatment is complete.
  • Remove all paper and masking tape with care after 24 hours.
  • Within 24 hours, all hardware, including handles, faucets, and drains, should be installed once more.
  • It’s never a good idea to use suction-cup bath mats! Any type of suction cup could contaminate the surface.
  • When cleaning, never use an abrasive cleaner. Remove the cleanser completely after using it. Use only cleaners free of bleach.
  • Items like shampoo, shaving cream, bath oil, and the soap shouldn’t be kept on the tub rim. Over time, the chemical makeup of these products could harm the finish.
  • Any dripping faucets should be fixed immediately. Dripping water contributes to premature wear and rust around drains.
  • Pour any liquid drain cleaner into the drain carefully to prevent spills from marring the finished surface.
  • The majority of surface dust will evaporate in 3–4 weeks if you keep the area clean and utilize it often. To remove surface dust, refrain from using your fingers.



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