Why consider refinishing over replacement?
Refinishing is the smart choice to deal with an outdated or damaged tub, counter top, sink or wall tile. Chips, rust, cracks, stains and dull areas completely go away. Fixtures with outdated colors can be changed and look new again. You choose the color to fit your new decor. Most customers can’t tell the difference between a refinished tub and a new one. Faced with worn or dated fixtures, you have the choice of refinishing or replacement. Think again about replacement. Replacement, especially bathtubs, includes expensive tradesmen and a week of hassles. Frequently demolition is required. That means noisy, dusty work that causes damage to your floors, walls and plumbing. Not to mention the cost savings.
What can you tell me about stone finishes?
Stone finishes can be applied over all types of counters and vanities as well as ceramic wall and floor surfaces. This will give you a stylish Corian or Granite like seamless finish without messy tear out.
How long does it take to refinish a bathtub?
Depending on the type of bath fixture it usually takes about 3 to 5 hours, depending on the condition and the preparation involved.
My bathtub was refinished by another company and it's peeling, what happened?
Most likely you have a surface bonding issue. The company that previously refinished your bathtub most likely used either inexpensive, inferior materials, and/or poorly trained personnel. Glazepro applies our silane chemical bonding agent that ensures a permanent bond. DIY refinishing kits also have similar issues with peeling.
Is it possible to have a fiberglass enclosure refinished?
Yes. Gel coat, acrylic and Vikrell bathtubs can also be refinished. Once completed it will provide a permanent bond.
My fiberglass enclosure has a large crack in it. Is it ruined or can it be repaired?
It is not necessarily ruined and in most cases it can be repaired. We can install permanent inlays and can repair mostly any type of damage in any area of the bathtub.
How long will it be before I can use the newly refinished surface?
24 hours, depending on the temperature and humidity.
I heard that when a surface is refinished, it gives off an unpleasant odor?
Yes, newly refinished surfaces will give off a strong odor for a short time period. Glazepro strives to control the odor as much as possible with fume extractors. We can add a pleasant smelling scent to the re-surfacing chemical at your request.
My ceramic tile bathroom is a outdated color. Can the color be changed?
Your bathroom tile can be re-colored to any color you choose in either a solid palette or stone finish. We use the same long lasting refinishing process on your tile that we use on bathtubs.
I'm thinking of installing some new counter tops in my kitchen. Can they be refinished?
Sorry, Glaze Pro no longer offers counter top refinishing services. It honestly does not save any money versus having new installed!
Some companies claim they use porcelain in their coatings, is this possible?
False! There isn’t a process in the refinishing industry can spray porcelain on your bathtub. Porcelain must be kiln fired at over 2500 degrees. Beware of companies claiming to do so, it is simply impossible.
How long should my newly refinished surface last??
A refinished surface should last 10 to 15 years if cleaned and maintained properly. We provide a written warranty and care instructions immediately after the job is finished. Beware of companies offering a lifetime warranty which is most always pro-rated and only the materials, not labor are covered. Brand new manufacturer warranties are only 3 to 7 years. If a new bathtub will last only 15 to 20 years before needing some type of repair, restoration or resurface there’s no way a bathtub refinished with a sprayed on coating will last a lifetime! Also you will find these are the companies that have not been in business very long!