Phase 1: Preparation
The bathtub or other surface will be professionally cleaned with specialized industrial cleaners. Some of these products will actually break down the original surface, in preparation of receiving a brand new finish coating.
All dirt, soap scum, detergents, dyes, and other contaminants will be removed. The existing plumbing fixtures and drain will be specially prepared for the process. Surrounding walls will be prepared, if they are to be refinished. The original caulk line on the bathtub, which is often mildewed, will be removed. Any, chips, pits, or other damage to the original bathtub or other surface will be repaired using products designed for these surfaces.
Your bathroom or other area will be masked off, which protects surfaces that were not meant to be refinished. Special ventilation equipment will be set up in the bathroom. A non-slip surface mat (highly recommended on rentals) may be installed at this time, if ordered by the customer.
Phase 2: Application
Our Residential Bath technicians will know which are the best coatings to use in your home, apartment, or hotel. Your new surface will be applied in a surface prep phase, a bonding/priming phase, and a topcoat phase. All of these phases may require several application steps. Much of this work must take place in a sealed room, performed by trained technician wearing protective equipment, and as such, you should NEVER enter a room where a refinishing process is taking place, unless escorted by a refinishing Technician. Many of the products used are applied by special spray equipment, to ensure a beautiful, durable, high gloss finish.
Phase 3: Completion
Our Bathtub Refinishing Technician will remove his equipment and check the surface. Cure times may vary depending on the type of coatings used. Your Bathtub Refinishing Technician will discuss this with you ahead of time. Bathtub or other surfaces will be unmasked, and a new bathtub caulk seam may be installed at this time. In one day your bathtub will have a new, high gloss, beautiful finish!