can transform any bathtub from old to new in as little as two hours
Houston Bathtub and Counter Top and Tile Refinishing Experts
Serving Houston DEEP EAST TEXAS lUFKIN, lIVINGSTON, GROVETON, ONALASKA, WOODVILLE, JASPER, CORRIGAN, LAKE LIVINGSTON, HUNTINGTON and Surrounding Areas
Bathtub refinishing Questions and Answers
Does refinishing work?
I have heard this question many times in 24 years. The answer is yes, if the work
is done properly it will last as long as 20 years. Be aware, this an alternative
to costly replacement, which could cost as much as 5000 dollars. There is no
surface which will last forever, not even porcelain.
Why should I choose your
I have had allot of customers that had bad experiences with other refinishing companies. Poor workmanship and inferior materials, leads to afailed product. Not only these companies are ripping off customers they are giving our industry a bad name. You can be rest assured that our company will give you the highest quality workmanship and materials available.
I have heard that bath liners a far
better than refinishing. Is this true?
This is a myth. Bath liners can fail. I've removed close to 200 failed liners. Many times, the seal around the liner fails and allows water to get in between the liner and tub. Once this occurs mold starts to grow and the liner can have a "squishy" feel to it, due to water being trapped underneath. Liners are considerably more costly than refinishing, as much as 8 times more. Most liner companies will not warranty a liner unless they install their wall system as well. This combination can cost as much as 3000 dollars. In my
opinion, refinishing is more economical.
I see prices from 100 dollars to 300
dollars. Is there a difference in quality?
Yes and No. Yes there are companies that do very reputable work, but usually not for 100 dollars. Be aware, not all refinishing companies use the same process and materials. A company charging a real cheap price may only be putting on an epoxy 1 step finish, which will not last at all. In this type of business you get what you pay for. Ask the company the process. Be sure they are doing at least the same 11 step process we use.
Is there a difference between
Refinishing, Reglazing, and Resurfacing?
They are all basically the same terms. The term Reglazing is kind of misleading. A new bathtub is considered to be glazed. This part of the process where the manufacture applies a Glaze to the tub and then is fired in a kiln at temperatures over 1500 degrees. The ending result is porcelain. In our industry this cannot be duplicated in the home due to the intense temperatures. Reglazing is actually refinishing, because at this time "reglazing" cannot be done. Resurfacing is also the same as refinishing. There are some companies that can restore your dull tub to a shiny tub. I believe they cannot use this process for chipped and worn bathtubs.
What should I do to prepare the bathroom before you arrive?
The shower doors or curtains need to be removed; all items in the shower area, counter tops, back of toilet, rugs, and any window treatments should be removed as well. This will help us in the ability to properly protect your bathroom.
My faucet drips all the time. Will
this need to be repaired before you arrive?
Yes, you will have to repair the faucet before we arrive. We cannot refinish a tub that has a dripping faucet. However we have extensive plumbing experience and can replace them for
When can I use my bathtub after you
After I leave you will have to wait 48 hours before use.
What do I do after the refinishing
The next day remove all masking paper from the walls and floor. It will only take a minute or two. Reinstall your trip lever, previously removed in step 3 of the
process page, by dropping the weighted end into the overflow pipe, line up the
screw hole and reinstall the two screws. If a drain screen was removed, lay it
over the drain, line up the hole and install the screw. Re-caulk the tub. We recommend using Poly seam seal adhesive caulk(TM) Made by OSI. It can be found at
most hardware stores. a minimal Charge.
I have rust spots in my tub. Can
this be repaired?
but cannot be guaranteed for further rusting. We do our best to prevent this but
sometimes cannot be stopped from future rusting. In 29 years I've Had approximately 10 tubs that the rust came back, not bad considering I've
refinished over 10,000 tubs.
Does the process have an
It has an odor equivalent to the smell of nail polish. When we set up our equipment, a ventilation fan is installed in your bathroom window. If there is not a window available we will set up a powerful ventilation machine to help remove any objectionable odors.
. How long does the process
Anywhere between 1 1/2 Hours to 5 Hours. It depends on the condition of the existing bathtub.
What can I use to clean my new
We recommend spray on bath cleaners such as Scrubbing Bubbles or Generic brand foam bath cleaners. Never use abrasive cleaners on your new finish.
Can I use the bathtub before you
Yes, the tub does not need to be dry before I arrive. You can use it right up to the minute before I arrive.
Employment for experienced refinishers
LOW OVERHEAD EQUALS INEXPENSIVE REFINISHING COST FOR YOU.
Our prices are more economical than other refinishing Companies because we have low overhead costs. 265 Bathtub Refinish is owned and operated by a past employee of one of the oldest refinishing companies in Houston.
Having worked for this company for over ten years (from 1989 to 2000).
I have gained an extensive experience in the refinishing Industry.
We can bring you cheaper prices with superior services because of low over head
Bathtub Refinish is ran out of the owner's home and thus there is not a secretary, Electric bill, Property Taxes, Salesman, Owner and Technician cost the only cost is materials insurance and owner operator costs. This gives You the customer a more economical option for all your refinishing services.
Another words You are paying for the service and not the administration of a large remodeling company.