Let's Answer (3) Questions you must have... right off the bat!
What is included with the bathtub / tile or Shower refinishing Process?
How Much is it?
Does it Last? Well,.... Let's start below!
Please Know I Do NOT use Methylene Chloride - That is a product that is very toxic and actually found in paint strippers that was used to strip the old epoxy paint off bathtubs and tile. I do not use it and have not bought it since 1995. I also DO NOT use Hydroflouric Acid - this is a very dangerous and corrosive acid used to etch porcelain tubs. I use a spun fiber disk operating at 2600RPM to etch tubs with a softer disk used to strip and sand back old Epoxy paint. I will not bring these toxic chemicals into your home, around your family because it speeds the process and puts a few extra dollars in my pocket. Never. I promise you that.
#1.) What Is Included?(opens a new window)
Chemical wash to dissolve and remove soap and oil residue.
Etching of the old surface using a spun-fiber disc that operates at 2,600 RPM.
Prohesion molecular bonding agent using nano technology hand rubbed into the pores opened through the etching process. This allows the bonding agent to not only bond on the surface level buttopenetrate the pores and bond beneath the surface!
(9-12) coats of copolymer (synthetic porcelain) finish coat with the correct additives customized to the surface it is being applied to (crosslink additives are Liquid Glass and Fiberglass resin. These can be used together added into the polyglass formula or they can be added individually and in specific increments to suite the original surface! Fiberglass, Acrylic, cultured marble, porcelain, cast iron and ceramic can all be refinished with a permanent synthetic porcelain surface)
The final result is a gorgeous, like new bathtub, tile or shower surface! Warranty included. (Not an add on sale like other refinishing professionals)
You now have a permanent fix to the worn, discolored or damaged surface with a realistic life expectancy of over 20 years!! (That is the same as a New Porcelain Bathtub!!)
This is a Limited Time only for the sale. Recaulking is included. There is nothing else to buy! It takes less than a day to complete in 99% of the cases and will always be ready for use the very next day!!
Lets update your bathroom right before your eyes and add more value to your HOME! #2 How Much Is It? <PRICES> Sale Prices Thru April <price list>
Crosslinking of polymers is a process where polymer chains are connected to each other These chains are caused by incorporating heat and allowing the polymer molecules to "link" causing a very, very strong bond.. The basics of how organic peroxides are used in the crosslinking of polymers typical examples of cross linked or (vulcanized) plastics and rubbers are shoe soles, underground and under sea cables (Imagine the harshness of the sea and the reliability that is a must.) Also timing belts and radiator hoses in cars and pipes. This is why technology has advanced in the field of Polyceramic Glass Glaze (Synthetic Porcelain). No longer is the Tub and Tile refinishing Industry A quick fix painting service. Tub and Tile Refinishing, when correctly completed using the synergistic approach of multiple steps and correct thickness is a permanent fix!
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Ask about having your Vanity Refinished at the same Time as The Bathtub. I will quote you a HUGE discounted price and it upgrades the cultured marble finish ten fold! No more surface cracks in the sink bottom! <PRICE LIST>
Bathtub Refinishing Dallas owner / operated company and services the Bathtub, tile, Sink and Vanity refinishing needs of the DallasTexas area. I am an owner / operated business that has been servicing the Dallas Area for over 22 years. I have a completely clean background, Insured and take care of my customers personally. I fuse the new surface into the old, not on top of the old. Which involves etching through the Glaze, Hand rubbing the Molecular bonding agent into the exposed pores and microscopic scratches then applying synthetic porcelain finish coat as the final coating. My price List page will show you the exact cost to refinish your bathtub, tile, vanity in the Dallas area.
Because I care about your home, your Family, your pets and health I use the Low V.O.C Made in America Poly Glass Green Synthetic porcelain with Liquid Glass additive (Sodium silicate) ; Also I will use a fiberglass or vinyl cross link when needed under certain circumstances such as a Fiberglass or cultured marble bathtub. This will allow the bathtub to flex without cracking the new surface. Other Refinishers want to use a one product fits all mentality and they don't realize the old surface on fiberglass and cultured marble will give and flex. If the same product that was used on a cast Iron Bathtub were used on a Fiberglass Bathtub, Cultured Marble Bathtub or even an acrylic bathtub for that matter it would crack and fail rather quickly.
Bathtub refinishing and bathtub painting are two completely different things. Often consumers are tricked into thinking bathtub painting with Epoxy paint is actually refinishing. This is why I offer True Dallas Bathtub Refinishing. The truth is Bathtub refinishing is a process that should be left to the professionals. Professional refinishing is achieved through etching the old surface, this exposes pores in the old surface, A bonding primer is then applied so when the finish coat is applied usually 5 coats thick the new surface is bonded to the old surface. Dallas Bathtub Refinishing takes this process and expands on the basics. I etch the old surface with both chemical and manual etching so the exposed pores are on every square inch of the surface. I then use molecular bonding agent. It creates a permanent bond! This molecular bonding agent is hand rubbed into the exposed pores and over the entire surface. It has a chemical reaction with the synthetic porcelain that is applied with an H.V.L.P. sprayer (high volume low pressure) this is like an airbrush on steroids so get a great shine with no brush or roller marks! Dallas Bathtub Refinishing
Below I have detailed how I refinish each surface. If you want to skip this information then please look at the navigation bar above for contact information and my price list.
Dallas Bathtub Refinishing NEVER uses the brush and roller system of bathtub painting that others try to call bathtub refinishing. Anytime you simply paint on top of an old surface, especially when that old surface is like a bathtub or even tile surround. You can not expect the paint to last very long. It's Equivalent to painting GLASS, then expecting it to last. This is why Bathtub Refinishing is so much more than bathtub painting. This is true on any surface that involves bathtubs or tile because each surface offers a unique challenge. Here are a few examples:
Porcelain bathtub surface - This surface would be equivalent to trying to paint glass. It is fired in the factory and has a cast iron core but is coated in porcelain then baked. This surface would be refinished by first scrubbing the entire surface with a chemical cleaner to melt any type of soap residue and oils that may be invisible to the naked eye but will be disastrous to the refinishing process. Next the surface is etched using a mechanical etching tool, NEVER using the very dangerous acids of years ago. Another chemical rinse is done to make sure I have cleaned up all areas thoroughly. Now is the molecular bonding agent. This first molecular bonding coat is then hand rubbed and worked into the microscopic scratches and pores that were caused by the etching process. Now it is time to apply the first coat of the copolymer coating on the surface. This first coat melts into the molecular bonding agent so it penetrates beneath the original surface and with a combination of several more bonding coatings and finish coatings of synthetic porcelain the proceed to melt into the prior coating. With a hard surface such as porcelain bathtubs and tile I will use a liquid glass additive in the copolymer coating so it cures to a hard glossy finish.
Fiberglass, Acrylic, Cultured Marble- These surfaces all have (2) things in common, They flex (which is why they crack) and they all contain fiberglass. Not only will the refinishing repair the cracks but adds a lot more strength to the original surface. So when repairing these surfaces and refinishing these surfaces it is best to use a fiberglass resin additive to the synthetic porcelain. They will be cleaned and etched just like porcelain. However, we want to take advantage of the fiberglass resin so the new surface will flex with the old surface. These surfaces will still be finished off with the liquid glass additive in synthetic porcelain. However, since we are making the new surface an integral part of the fixture we will still allow it to flex when under pressure so the new surface does not crack like the surface does when a (one coating fixes all) system is used.
BathtubRefinishing was first recognized in the 1960's. Most of the bathtub,tile,shower refinishing work was completed in the more crowded areas of the United States such as Chicago. In Fact in Chicago you will see bathtubrefinishing trucks and vans as much if not more then you see carpet restoration vans here in the Dallas,Tx. area. The reason behind this is because of the amount of work and expense that is associated with replacing a bathtub. A quick trip to any home improvement store will reveal the actual price of a bathtub is only a few hundred dollars. This is just the beginning of the cost associated with bathtub replacement. Bathtub replacement will involve a plumber, then the removal of at least two rows of tile surrounding the tub because of the lip around the tub to prevent water leaking behind the tub. Then the mathematics of 'will the old tub go out thru the door and hallway'. More importantly, will the new bathtub fit back in? As you can quickly realize after just touching on a few of the issues with bathtubreplacement you will quickly understand why bathtubrefinishing is a very cost effective and time effective solution. Most all bathtubrefinishing can be completed in a single visit. Dust and construction mess is virtually non existent and my flat rate bathtub refinishing Dallas area prices means you will know the exact price to budget!