Is your bathtub 30+ years old and looking ready for the dump heap? Do you have rust or unseemly scratches? Is your tub just plain ugly and in need of an overhaul? Not everyone in Orange County Ca has the extra cash to fully remodel their old bathtub, sink, and counter top. Well then, are there are other solutions? Think…bathtub refinishing.
There is a solution to buying a new tub, sink, and counter top! You can have your bathtub, sink, and counter top refinished for a fraction of the cost of a remodel. This is also known as bathtub resurfacing or bathtub reglazing. Your old tub can once again sparkle. Your drab and outdated bathroom can get a facelift.
While there are many DIY (Do It Yourself) kits on the market, this process is best left to a professional. The rate of successful execution of the bathtub refinishing process is low unless one is properly trained, as well as being dangerous.
There are a variety of detailed steps that should be given due attention in the bathtub refinishing process.
1) Ventilation-the bathtub refinishing process includes use of products that are highly toxic to breathe. Open windows, doors, and fans are key in keeping the homeowner or business employees safe from toxic fumes.
2) Protection-the bathtub refinishing process can get messy! So, it is imperative to tape off the whole tub area with plastic or paper sheeting and masking tape (see above picture).
3) Repair-first off, the old caulking needs to be removed with a razor blade. Second, industry standard acid is used as both a cleaner and existing surface etching agent. This allows for a more porous surface onto which the resurfacing primer and paint sealer can adhere. The last repair step is to rinse the bathtub to remove any residual acid and loose debris. It is then towel and/or fan dried to prep it for the primer and paint sealer.
After wiping down the tub to remove any dust particles, the first layer of paint sealer is applied. Once the sealer dries, a light sanding paper is utilized as an adherent for the next coat of paint sealer. This regimen should be repeated for a total of four coats of refinishing paint. After the final coat is fully dry, then it is buffed out with a soft cloth and left to fully stabilize for at least 24 hours before use.
Your Bathtub Refinishing project is complete! You will now be able to enjoy your new tub for years to come. You will sink into the warm and cozy bubbles of your new bathtub with peace of mind, knowing that you saved yourself thousands of dollars, as compared with remodeling your bathtub or bathroom. Tuff Tub Bathtub Refinishing Orange County Ca is your solution to a new bathtub without the cost of buying new!