Our Refinishing Process
Texas Bathtub Refinishers, Inc. uses high quality liquid porcelain enamel rom local preferred suppliers.
Surfaces made of porcelain, ceramic tile, fiberglass, and even laminate counter tops can be beautifully refinished to look and feel like "new" again. This process has existed for many years and improvements in technology keep making it better and better.
Refinishing involves the application of a thin, yet incredibly durable coating to an existing surface. Bathtubs, sinks, ceramic tile, and even kitchen counter tops can be beautifully restored at savings up to 70% over replacement costs. A critical element of refinishing has always been getting the new coating to "stick" to the old surface, especially on porcelain and ceramic tile.
Texas Bathtub Refinishers, Inc. strongly believes that the use of a chemical bonding process results in superior adhesion and a better product with more longevity. (Ask about our life expectancy test results.) In fact, it is through our successful experience with our bonding agent that we can confidently offer a 5-year warranty.
Preparation Of The Work & Surface Area
Texas Bathtub Refinishers, Inc. takes great care to insure that any surrounding areas are protected and that paint-type odors from the refinishing process are properly exhausted.
Texas Bathtub Refinishers, Inc. uses a two-step cleaning process to adequately prepare the surface for refinishing. These are industrial strength cleaners designed to remove soap film, body oils, and hard water deposits.
Next any chips or scratches are filled and repaired. Once the surface is again cleaned, a thin coat of our proprietary bonding agent is applied. This bonding agent forms a molecular bond which "welds together" the old surface and the new coating.
Application of New Surface Technology seems to be changing everything these days and coatings are no different. Typically either an acrylic or urethane based coating will be applied with a HVLP spray rig. These coats, available in custom colors, will dry to touch within minutes. Texas Bathtub Refinishers, Inc. has access to some of the most advanced, hi-tech coatings available on the market today. These coatings produce such a hard, glossy surface that many people are unable to distinguish between a new and refinished surface. Through different techniques and procedures, a refinished tub can be ready to use after 24 hours.