Preparing For Your Refinishing Project
Are you thinking about doing a bathroom remodel? Oftentimes a bathtub, shower, or vanity refinishing project is part of a bathroom remodel.
Where refinishing comes in the pecking order can make all the difference. If your refinishing project comes too soon, they might have to return to fix chips or dings, or generally clean up the mess of the other contractors.
Three things to consider when preparing for your refinishing project.
1) Have the refinishing team come last. Ideally the refinishing team should be the last ones in your bathroom. Painting, flooring, tile work etc. should all be done prior to tub, shower, or sink refinishing.
You don’t want masking tape on your new paint! Therefore it is important to let your painting contractor know so he can prep the surface sufficiently. Even though the painting was done correctly, paint can still peel when masked off. Nevertheless, it is easier for a spot on a wall to be touched up than a tub or shower.
2) Hardware should be replaced. Nothing detracts from the look of a shiny new tub than retaining an old crusty and rusty drain flange or other hardware. Have it replaced or removed entirely before the refinishing team arrives so everything looks new, all at once.
3) Take care of leaks. Nothing can ruin a new finish like dripping water on a fresh coat of polyurethane. A good refinishing team does their best to protect the new coating from water drips by blocking the faucet or spout. However, sometimes our best is inadequate. Having a plumber repair leaks ahead of time ensures that the finish will not be damaged or contaminated by a leaky faucet.
Here is what one of happy customer said about Tuff Tub Refinishing:
“After kicking around the thought of doing a full bath/shower remodel, we decided to give refinishing a go with 2 of our bathrooms and try not to reinvent the wheel. Arlen was very responsive and his quote was competitive to others. We gave Tuff Tub a go. We are pleased with the results and highly recommend Tuff Tub for anyone that is looking to refresh their bath/shower at a fraction of the cost of a full remodel.”