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   Bathtub Refinishing

Bathtub refinishing can also be known as Bathtub resurfacing, Bathtub Reglazing, etc.

Refinishing is an effective process of reglazing the surface of a worn or damaged bathtub into a new like condition.

The gradual process typically involves carefully removing the drain and repairing any damaged areas, including; checking to see if the tub holds water after draining. Chips are also repaired.

After necessary repairs, etching and wet sanding are performed. Mechanical fixing and cleaning to the surface are done.

This provides a  non-porous surface so that the primer and top coat will properly adhere to the bathtub.

The visible result of a reglazed bathtub produces a glossy surface that seems wet and has a light refraction with a beautiful end result.

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Why Refinishing?

Refinishing remains an excellent cost-effective alternative to replacing a bathtub, countertop, tile or sink that is outdated, damaged, hard to clean, or simply the wrong color. Refinishing can save you up to 75% over the cost of replacement while lasting many years. The process involves roughly 3 to 5 hours to refinish and is ready to use within 24 hrs, or even sooner with special curing procedures. Many homeowners have the existing tub reglazed, which typically costs $300-$1,000, depending on area and process.

Reglazing is quick, usually taking only a day to complete while replacement can take up to several weeks or months if you choose for a custom unit.

Refinishing can typically be done on Bathtubs – porcelain, fiberglass, acrylic, cultured marble, clawfoot tubs Countertops — laminate, Formica®, tile, solid surfaces, marble, Ceramic Tile — walls, countertops, shower pans, showers, floors. There are do-it-yourself reglazing kits available for less than $50, but this work is best suited to a trained contractor. These products don’t use the similar technology as the professionals, and the results are less durable and often look painted on rather than smooth.

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How long does it last?

Although the actual process only requires 4-6 hours to apply, it will take between 24 and 36 hrs to completely cure.

Refinishing requires ripping off the existing coat first then applying the new glaze.

The life of a new glaze depends on the process you chose, whether you did it yourself or hired a professional.

Experienced refinishers typically offer warranties with proper care and cleaning instructions that results in longer life of your bathtub.

Do not use harsh acids or cleaners that contain bleach as these materials can discolor or damage the surface of the tub earlier than its expected life.

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F.A.Qs.

What areas do you service?

At this time, we are serving almost all of North Carolina, USA. If your area doesn’t have a quality oriented bathtub refinisher, we are here to serve you!

Do you charge for a Quote?

Absolutely not, we do provide free quotes with no hidden charges.

What is the lowest quote I can expect?

This is a tough question to quote a pricing before actually visiting the jobsite since the service pricing depends on the current condition and work required on your existing bathtub. Please fill our contact form to get a free quote!

How do you deal during Covid-19?

No doubt Covid-19 have devastatingly affected almost all of the World and we do care a lot about our customers’ safety and health as well as our own workers. We strictly do take all the precautionary steps and measures to prevent any mishap that can effect our customer or workers health and safety.

Do you provide after sales support?

Yes! unlike many other service providers, Affordable Refinishing of NC provides 5 stars after sales services to its customers because we believe in long term business relations with our customers. We are not here for few months or years but for generations to come.

How long is the service warranty?

Affordable Refinishing of NC provides 5 Years of service warranty. (Terms and Conditions applied)

What is the process for bathtub refinishing?
  • First, the technician strips off the old finish and sands the tub to create a smooth surface.
  • Next, any holes, cracks, chips, or rust spots are repaired.
  • Finally, a primer, multiple layers of coating, and a sealant are applied. 
Are bathtub refinishing fumes dangerous?

Bathtub refinishing fumes are most certainly dangerous during the application process and immediate curing process. Do-it-yourself bathtub refinishing kits and professional refinishing products alike are not to be inhaled or absorbed by your skin. If you are in your home during professional bathtub refinishing and you smell the refinishing fumes you should remove yourself from the area.  After the bathtub refinishing products begin to dry, the fumes from refinishing will dissipate over time.

How long does refinished bathtub last?

The finish should last multiple years if the instructions are followed strictly.

How long after refinishing do I have to wait to use bathtub?

The bathtub can usually be used again in one to three days.

What products can I use to clean my refinished bathtub?

Most refinishing companies and DIY tub coating manufacturers seem to agree on a few commercial cleaners that are safe to use on refinished tubs:

  • Scrubbing Bubbles
  • Formula 409 (without bleach)
  • Lysol Tub and Tile Cleaner
  • Liquid Ajax

You can also safely use good old-fashioned dish soap, like Dawn or Palmolive.