Refinishing is a restoration technique by which a very durable, high tech coating is applied over existing porcelain or ceramic surfaces without any tear out or replacement, giving them a like-new look. Some of the surfaces that can be refinished are porcelain and fiberglass bathtubs and sinks, ceramic tile, formica and cultured marble. Our sink and bathtub resurfacing and coating team in Los Angeles knows all of the refinishing techniques to make your bathroom or kitchen look like new.
Different contractors use different refinishing products and systems. Using top quality products, applied properly, your newly refinished fixtures will last approximately 10 years. Our bathtub resurfacing and coating company in Los Angeles only uses the best quality products available, specifically designed for us. Just like with the original surface though, if the surface is not properly taken care of, or is abused, it will dull and can be damaged over time. It is very important to remember, that like anything else, you get what you pay for. If you are looking for the cheapest price, more than likely the finish you get won’t last this long.
Refinishing is a multi-step process. The first few steps have to do with cleaning and require very special cleansers that remove all films, soap scums and oils that have built up over time. Next, repairs such as chips, cracks, holes or missing tiles are made. The next step is to mask off all of the areas that will not be refinished. Then, a bonding agent is applied to the surfaces. After the bonding agent, a specially designed undercoating is applied to the surfaces. And finally the top finish coats are applied. Both the undercoating and the finish coats are applied with a specially designed spraying system.
90% of refinishing jobs are completed the same day.
How long before the fixtures can be put back to use?
With our company, fixtures can be put back into use in 24 hours.
How do I maintain the finish Care and maintenance of a refinished item? It’s easy and effortless. Due to the nature of the finishes, a mild liquid cleaner and a soft cotton towel is all that is required.
Because the grout is porous it absorbs everything and eventually grows mold, discolors, and looks dirty. This is why tile and grout renewal by our Los Angeles experts is preferred during our refinishing or reglazing services. After refinishing, the grout will be sealed by the new coating. It will still retain the look and texture of grout but because it is sealed it will no longer hold dirt, grow mold, or discolor. Clean up is very easy, since it is covered by the same coating it will wipe clean with a mild liquid cleaner and a soft cotton towel.
Depending on the extent of the work, the average refinishing job can save you up to 75% of the cost of remodeling. Any improvements to kitchens or bathrooms will return a reasonably higher value to your home, giving you a very good return on your investment.