WE REPAIR, REPLACE AND REFINISH:
Bathtubs, including enamel
Antique Claw Foot Tubs
Tile and Laminate Walls
Tile and Laminte Floors
Porcelain tub refinishing
cast iron bathtub restoration
Rusted drain and overflow repairs
fiberglass cracked tub repairs
corian counter top resurfacing
formica counter tops resurfacing
cultured marble jacuzzi
cultured marble vanities
cultured marble showers
tile and grout restoration
HOW WE DO IT
Generally the process of restoring a porcelain bathtub involves the following:
CLEANING AND PREPARATION OF THE WORK AREA
The surface is cleaned using a special two-step process to remove soap film, oils, and mineral deposits. Additional sanding and special procedures are used to ensure a thoroughly clean surface. Chips, scratches and other damage are then filled and repaired.
The key to a good refinishing job is getting the new coating to “stick” to the old surface, especially on porcelain and ceramic tile. The success of Tubs and Tops has been built upon this bonding agent (by hawk laboratories) that eliminates the need to use dangerous and corrosive acids typically used by other refinishers. We have proven that a chemical bonding process results in superior adhesion and a better product with greater longevity. In fact, it is through our track record over the last 14 years with our bonding agent that we can confidently offer a 5-year warranty on porcelain bathtubs and ceramic tile.
APPLICATION OF NEW SURFACE
An advanced acrylic top coating is applied with HVLP spray equipment to create a durable, long lasting surface. Finishes are available in either a gloss or matte finish. Our coatings, available in custom colors, will dry to the touch within minutes. We use only the most advanced coatings available. Through different techniques and procedures, a refinished tub can be ready to use within 12 to 14 hours. For information about the best refinishing products, please go to www.hawklabs.com
We will give to completing the job. Care is taken to polish the surface as necessary to remove dust particles or other imperfections in the finish. The tub is re-caulked and the work area is thoroughly cleaned.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long will the finish last?
A: With normal proper care the finish will last many years.
Q: How long does it take to refinish?
A: On average about 3 1/2 hrs to 6 hrs. it depends on the condition.
Q: How long I have to wait before I use it?
A: Usually 24 hrs.
Q: Why shouldn’t I just buy a new tub or tile?
A: The high costs of labor, materials and time associated with remodeling makes refinishing very attractive now, more than ever before.
Q: What is the finish glaze?
A: We use the highest quality material available: Glas-Tech 9000 by Hawk.
Q: What is the guarantee?
A: Our industry-standard 5 year warranty.
Q: How long I have to wait before I can get the work done?
A: You can order for one day in advance.