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 remodel their old bathtub, sink, and countertop fully. Well then, are there other solutions? Think…bathtub refinishing.
There is a solution to buying a new tub, sink, and countertop! You can have your bathtub, sink, and countertop 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 Your drab and outdated bathroom can get a facelift.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 many DIY (Do It Yourself) kits are on the market, this process is best left to a professional. The successful execution rate of the bathtub refinishing process is low unless one is properly trained, as well as being dangerous.
A variety of detailed steps should be given due attention in the bathtub refinishing process.
1) Ventilation- the bathtub refinishing process includes using highly toxic products to breathe. Open windows, doors, and fans are vital in protecting the homeowner or business employees from poisonous 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 the above picture).
3) Repair: A razor blade must remove the old caulking. Second, industry-standard acid is used as a cleaner and an 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 residual acid and loose debris. It is then towel and fan-dried to prep for the primer and paint sealer.
After wiping down the tub to remove 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 four coats of refinishing paint. After fully dries the final coat, it is buffed out with a soft cloth and left to 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 compared to remodeling your bathtub or bathroom. Tuff Tub Bathtub Refinishing Orange County Ca is your solution to a new bathtub without the cost of buying a new one!