Bathtub Reglazing is a Cost-Effective Way to Restore and Beautiful Your Bathroom
Is this what your tub looks like? Are there rust spots, chips, fading, mold, ugly caulk and stains?
This beautifully finished bright 'new' tub could be yours at a fraction of the cost of tearing out the old and installing a new tub or putting in a plastic insert.
Why Bathtub Reglazing?
* Cost less than replacing
* Takes less time than replacing
* Less hassle and very little mess
* Our MasterCraftsmen are in and out in less than 8 hours
* Results are beautiful
Bathtub Reglazing Process process:
1. Thoroughly clean the bathtub and remove all caulking. This cleaning takes at least a 1/2 hour to complete.
2. Using masking tape, tape all the way around the bathtub. Then 48” of painter plastic is applied to the surround area. The reason I use this plastic film is to protect your walls from overspray. Other companies use newspaper and only cover a small portion of the walls
3. A high-speed ventilation fan is installed and vented outside. This is done to minimize any odors associated with the refinishing process.
4. Then I apply the best bonding primer that money can buy to the bathtub. This bonding agent fuses to the bathtub surface and provides a strong foundation for the top-coat mixture adhesion. This is the similar system that National Franchises use. The use of acid and epoxy based primers is old technology (Like running Windows 95 on your pc!). Things have changed for the better with the use of modern bonding agents.
5. We do not pull the drains in your tub. Regardless what you've been told it's a marketing gimmick. Here's why. One of the reasons the tub peels around the drain is because the epoxy primer was applied too heavily around the drain and didn't have enough time to set up before the shiny coating was applied. When the bonding agent is applied there is nothing better to insure proper adhesion. Secondly, chances are good that the drain has corroded in place. Trying to take the drain out in most cases will loosen up the plumbing behind the walls and may cause leaks. Make sure in advance that if the drain is pulled, your finishers have an active insurance policy that covers their plumbing work in your home. Most of the time only plumbers can get plumbers insurance. As you know, water damage is very expensive to repair. Lastly, even though they say they will pull the drain they might have you sign a waiver stating that they are not responsible for any water leaks in the future. Be Careful!!!!
6. If there are any chipped or worn areas in the tub we fill and sand them smooth upon the customers request. There is a small additional fee for this.
7. Then drop-cloths are installed on the floor and protective covers are carefully draped over the vanity and toilet.
8. Next Twenty-Eight ounces of top-coat mixture is applied to the primed surface (3-4 coats). The number of coats required is determined by
temperature and humidity.
9. After the equipment is cleaned and put away, then drop cloths and protective coverings are removed. The area is wiped down, paper-work completed.
10. The bathtub can be used the following day.