How long does the process take?
Generally, the process of refinishing a single bathtub takes about 3 hours to complete. Refinishing tile with the tub, however, will require additional time. Most bathroom tub and tile refinishing projects can be completed in a day. Also when you choose the Custom Colors and Services more time may be needed if there are multiple colors to apply.
How long will my new Re-Glazed tub last?
Just how long your glaze will last on your bathtub depends on factors such as whether you did the glazing yourself or hired a professional, and how you maintained and cleaned the finish. Professional bathtub refinishers usually offer warranties that typically range between 3-7 years. With proper care and cleaning, your bathtub's new finish can last as long as 15 years!
When can I use my reglazed tub and tile?
The reglazing will dry and be ready for use the next morning. In some cases, such as repairs of cracks or chips, the tub can be used within 4 hours. Also, keep in mind that when working with ANY coatings, a follow up visit may be needed, for touch ups. We try hard to avoid this at all costs by using Certified Spray Techs and Master Refinishers! If a follow up is needed, we will let you know.
Do I have to use the same old color?
No. With our reglazing process we can match any fixture's color or you can choose from a rainbow of designer colors.
What should I do before you arrive?
Simply remove all personal items from the tub area and sink vanity, if the sink is close to the tub. Check to see that the faucet is not leaking and that the drain is not clogged. A good cleaning is also recommended.
How do I clean the tub after the reglazing process?
A cleaning care instruction sheet will be given to you at the end of the job or you can visit our Caring For Your Refinished Tub page.
Will there be fumes during the reglazing process?
We do vent the air with a ventilation system. But it also depends on the size of the area being reglazed. The bigger the area, the more chance fumes may slightly linger. But in some cases, the homeowner is not home at the time and we WILL NOT leave your house unlocked when we leave. So if no one is home to crack a window or open a door. Then fumes may linger a little afterwards. Or, if you are home and the area being reglazed is in a remote location of the house where no air can freely flow. Then some fumes may linger in this case as well. Also, a lot of bathrooms do not have windows, except over the tub. We DO NOT open this window while re-glazing, due to dust flying in.*Fumes travel with air or linger with no air, The only way to help this is to open the airways and use our ventilation system.
What is the difference between Reglazing and Tub Liners?
Tub liners are generally 3 times the cost of reglazing and in many cases tend to collect water underneath or crack causing more extensive problems. Our finish is bonded directly to your tub, so there are no air pockets such as in the case with a bathtub liner. Thus, no moisture can develop which in turn will lead to mold and mildew growing between the bathtub liner and your tub. Reglazing is simply just smarter.