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Reglazing vs. Replacing
What is bathtub reglazing or refinishing? Bathtub refinishing consists of restoring the surface of the bathtub by repairing imperfections or surface damage and to improve its appearance by applying one or more coats of specialized finish such as polyurethane or epoxy. Oftentimes, the existing finish must be removed before the new finish can be applied. Replacing a bathtub is costly and involves a more involved construction process. Removing the old tub and shower may uncover many potential complications including the inability to fit a new tub into the same location without extensive construction work or possible unexpected plumbing issues. Refinishing may be a better option Are you planning to sell your home? You'll want your bathroom to be fresh and bright. Do you have a colorful blue, brown or pink tub? We can help by refinishing it in white. If your tubs and showers have become discolored and dingy, we'll apply a bright finish to make it look like new again. Scratches and chips in the original finish are unattractive. We can repair those chips and refinish the entire tub to help it look like new again.
Caring For Your Refinished Surfaces Due to the non-porous surface of the finish, there is no need to use abrasive cleansers on refinished bathtubs, showers, sinks & countertops. Many household liquid detergents will give excellent results. To remove mineral stains, use a mild acid solution such as a liquid bowl cleaner.
All organic coatings must cure. They start to cure at the time of application and must cure for a total of approximately 30 days.
Top Ten List of Rules For Your Refinished Surfaces: DO NOT use the surface for the specified number of days or hours indicated by the refinisher who completed the job. Typically, we recommend waiting 48 hours before using your tub, shower, sink or refinished countertops DO NOT leave soap, bottles or other objects on the finish. DO NOT let a leaky faucet go unrepaired. DO NOT use abrasive cleansers.
No S.O.S® Pads
No Comet® or Ajax®
No Soft Scrub® DO NOT use loose bath mats with suctions underneath. DO NOT pick surface dust off with your finger. Any surface dust will dissipate in 3-4 weeks with normal cleaning and usage. The best way to keep your new surface clean is to wipe it down with a towel after each use. You don't have to wipe it dry. Maintain caulking around the tub. Here are some good cleansers to use:
Lysol Basin and Tile Cleaner
Scrubbing Bubbles Wax tubs once every 4 months with a spray-on wax. You should wax your bathtub within 30 days after it has been refinished.
Please complete these tasks before we arrive to refinish your tub or shower: Remove all items from tub and shower (soap, brushes, wash cloths, etc.) Remove all personal items from counter Remove rugs and towels from bathroom If possible, please complete the following tasks before we arrive to refinish your tub or shower: Remove shower doors (if possible) Remove calking around tub/shower (if possible) Remove bathtub drain (if possible) If you are remodeling your bathroom: New flooring should be installed and left uncaulked to the tub or shower If you have installed a new surround, it should be installed tight to the tub but leave it uncaulked All bathroom painting should be completed before we refinish your tub Repair any drips or leaks in tub faucet or shower All plumbing repairs must be completed If you're installing a new drain, use plumbers putty only If toilet or vanity sits within 18 inches to the item being refinished, please remove it All lighting and electrical work completed Do not install any shower doors for at least 5 days after refinishing
Bathtub and Shower Refinishing
Are your bathtub or shower surfaces worn, discolored, scratched, chipped or cracked? Our repair and refinishing process will help them look like new again. Surface Preparation We'll repair chips, dings, scratches and cracks so the surface of your tub or shower will be smooth and functional again. Surface Restoration We will refinish the surfaces using specialized products made for the bathtub & shower refinishing industry. Bathtub refinishing consists of restoring the surface of the bathtub by repairing imperfections or surface damage and to improve its appearance by applying multiple coats of specialized finish such as polyurethane or epoxy. Oftentimes, the existing finish must be removed before the new finish can be applied. Refinishing vs. Replacing Replacing a bathtub is costly and involves a more involved construction process. Removing the old tub and shower may uncover many potential complications including the inability to fit a new tub into the same location without extensive construction work or possible unexpected plumbing issues.
With Our Multi-Stone refinishing service, we'll transform your countertops to look and feel like a stone finish. Choose from a wide variety of colors from the samples below. Our Multi-Stone product can be used for countertops as well as bathtubs, tiles and sinks. Contact us to schedule an evaluation and quote.
Tub and Shower Inlays
Cracks, holes and other major damage in the bottom of tubs and showers can be repaired using an inlay that is custom manufactured to the exact measurement of each tub or shower bottom. Our inlays permanently repair cracks and other damage in the bottom of fiberglass, plastic and acrylic fixtures. When professionally installed this is a permanent fix! A properly installed bathtub or shower inlay is extremely durable and won't crack or delaminate from the surface.
Fiberglass showers and tubs are susceptible to cracking due to excessive flexing when adequate support is not present below the surface. During the installation of your fiberglass tub or shower, proper support may have been overlooked. Damage resulting from improper support, caused by the additional flexing, can include cracking of the gelcoat (the finished surface of the tub or shower), and/or cracking of the fiberglass structure.
When the gelcoat cracks you may notice many small hairline cracks in the finished surface of the tub or shower. The cracks can be short or long and they typically run along the corners. These cracks are often called spider cracks. The presence of spider cracks do not necessarily indicate there is damage to the underlying fiberglass structure. It is likely that the spider cracks have been created due to an excessive amount of flex in the bottom of the tub. We'll need to address the cause of the flexing first. Contact us to schedule an evaluation and quote.
Terms of Service
Warranty: Duraglaze provides a 5 Year Warranty against flaking and peeling of refinished surfaces on bathtubs and showers. Repairs and refinished surfaces on sinks are not warranted. All warranties are subject to Duraglaze Care Instructions . Scratches, chips and other man-made damage is not covered under this warranty. Covered Services:
Duraglaze USA LLC Warranty for Bathtub & Shower Refinishing and Repairs. Sinks are not covered under this warranty.
Duraglaze USA LLC provides a 5 Year Warranty against failure of repairs and flaking or peeling of refinished surfaces on bathtubs and showers. Repairs and refinished surfaces on sinks are not warranted. All warranties are subject to Duraglaze Care Instructions. This warranty extends to the original customer (home owner), or each successive home owner within the warranty period if proof of service is provided by the current home owner.
Within the period of this warranty, Duraglaze USA LLC will repair, free of charge; any portion of the original repair or refinished surface proving defective in material or workmanship. All warranty repairs and service must be performed by a Duraglaze USA LLC technician.
This warranty does not apply to any costs, repairs, or services for the following: Repairs and refinished surfaces on sinks. Repairs necessitated by use other than normal and typical bathtub and/or shower use. Scratches, chips and other man-made damage. Damage from alterations, misuse, or abuse by any person; ordinary wear and tear; or problems caused by lack of maintenance. Corrective work necessitated by repairs made by anyone other than a Duraglaze USA LLC authorized service technician. Damage or defects caused by the failure to maintain any item or keep it in good working order. Damage resulting from failure to observe any operation or care instructions furnished at the time of service. Any item furnished, installed, modified, altered, or repaired by any other person other than by a Duraglaze USA LLC technician. The warranty is not valid unless Duraglaze USA LLC is paid in full for the original service. Bodily injury or property damage relating to pollutants or toxic substances.
How to Obtain Warranty Service: If warranty repairs are to be made:
The customer must notify Duraglaze USA LLC by calling 509-783-6839 of any defect, failed repair or flaking or peeling finish promptly upon discovery, within 60 days of knowledge of a problem. To be covered, the physical signs of the problem must be observable before the 5-year warranty period expires. An authorized service technician shall visit the customer’s home for the purpose of repairing the defective area. Limitation of Damages:
In no event shall Duraglaze USA LLC be liable for consequential damages.
Notice to Customer:
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