Perhaps, you are a go-getter when it comes to DIY projects? Penny pincher? Maybe, too confident? At Tuff Tub Refinishing, this is precisely what we see happening with bathtub repair. Time and time again, over zealous folks think they can attempt DIY projects, and end up paying way more when we have to come in to fix a messed up job. As a result, we consistently see 3 dangers of DIY tub reglazing.
Dangers Of DIY Tub Reglazing
- Surfaces not properly etched. Importantly, this is the primary and foundational issue that DIY optimists miss.
- Surfaces not sanded properly. Even if an etch is attempted, the residue is often not removed. Sadly, this can lead to bonding issues.
- Surfaces not prepped and masked off. This is crucial to achieve a uniform tub reglazing coat.
One, surfaces need professional etching. This includes, using industrial grade acid to properly etch ceramic tile and porcelain tub surface.
Two, surfaces need sanding to remove residue of the etching process. In the long run, this allows for a better bond.
Three, surfaces need prepping and masking. Additionally, the material needs to be applied with a HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure) system. This ensures that most of the material goes on the tub and less material gets airborne. Therefore, less overspray is achieved.
We see more and more folks calling us after they try a DIY tub reglazing kit. Unfortunately, it adds about $300 additional dollars to strip off the old paint, because we can’t spray over a bad job. At Tuff Tubs, we can save you thousands of dollars over the cost of a new bathtub install. If you forestall the DIY gusto, we can save you hundreds. Thankfully, our products are eco-friendly. Our technicians are polite and professional. Basically, we are in and out. As a bonus, we offer limited warranties on our craftsmanship.
Call us today for a free over the phone estimate, and forego the dangers of DIY tub reglazing.