You may be full of questions about resurfacing and the process involved in it. We have answered a few of them here. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call.
What is resurfacing?
Resurfacing (also referred to as re-glazing or refinishing) is a process that bonds an acrylic polymer finish over the existing fixture. This process is most notably used on bathtubs, sinks, and wall tile. The process begins with cleaning, followed by an acid wash. After that, we sand and mask, then apply a primer coat and 3 coats of material to achieve a glossy smooth finish. We then unmask and caulk where applicable.
How do I know if my fixture(s) are in need of resurfacing?
Generally there are two major reasons to consider resurfacing. 1) If your fixture is hard to clean, stained, or discoloured; 2) To spruce up an old bathroom, i.e. change colours, or just make it look new again.
How long does the process take?
Most work can be completed in less than one day. A typical bathtub takes between four and five hours depending on its existing condition.
How long before I can use the fixture?
The fixture can be used after 24 hours, and it is completely cured after 30 days.
Is there a warranty?
There is a 2 year warranty against flaking, peeling, cracking and any other workmanship defects.
How long does the finish last?
Generally with good care and maintenance the average finish lasts between 6-10 years.
If my bathtub has been refinished before, can it be done again?
Yes, absolutely. There is no limit to how many times a fixture can be refinished.
Is the new finish slippery?
In general we have found few instances where people complained about the finish being slippery. You may use a non-suction bath mat, but it MUST BE REMOVED after every use, and not left in the bathtub.
Is there any odour?
Unfortunately whenever you use any chemicals there is going to be an odour. How offensive it is depends on each individual. We use a fan or ventilator depending on if there is a window in the room. This does help to evacuate most of the odours in the bathroom.