A question I often am asked concerns the difference between Bathtub Refinishing Dallas, Bathtub Refacing Dallas,Bathtub Resurfacing Dallas and Bathtub Reglazing Dallas. Is one better than the other?
What is synthetic Porcelain? The truth is it used to be considered reglazing when a clear coat was applied to the bathtub surface to regain the gloss, and seal off lead that leech into the bathwater from old worn out porcelain bathtubs. However, to understand that term you will also need to understand that the bathtub refinishing in Dallas today is not the bathtub refinishing in Dallas of years past. In the 1990's bathtub refinishing was really nothing more than bathtub painting in Dallas. It was simply because the bathtub refinishing Dallas industry had nothing more then epoxy paint to use. The drawback was the fact it was painted on top of the old surface, bathtubs refinished with epoxy would yellow and look painted or dull. Then a lot of bathtub refinishing technicians would try to use automotive paint. This was a toxic smell that lingered for days and since the paint could not be baked on at the high temperature like automotive painters do it simply took a long time to dry and it ended up looking dull and you can imagine why. Think of the airborne dust particles that would stick to something that needed 48 - 72 hours to dry. This will explain why if you get quotes from different refinishing companies they give a cure time of 24 hours to 72 hours. This will give you a good idea of what product they are using. This is also why I started using the Poly ceramic glass glaze or what is called Liquid porcelain. It was developed specifically for the Bathtub,Tile and Vanity refinishing industry. There is no other use for this coating. I have literature explaining my process on my Price List page which can be found by clicking the Dallas Bathtub Refinishing price list link here or at the top of the page in the Navigation bar. I appreciate your time to learn more about the bathtub refinishing Dallas industry and you will find I have created a lot of information for those that wish to learn more. A great way to learn more. Bathtub Refinishing Dallas
Bathtub Refinishing Dallas - To answer this correctly. I think it would depend on your definition of work. If you follow every single detail of instruction in the kit and you don't mind the toxic fumes associated with Epoxy paint. Then yes it will work by making the bathtub look better for a very short period of time. you have to keep in mind, This Technology is early 1980's technology. Dallas bathtub refinishing will never use epoxy paint and Dallas bathtub refinishing will never simply paint over a tub.
What can I expect the bathtub to look like after painting it
Bathtub Refinishing Dallas - The bathtub will look like a slightly yellow and painted looking bathtub. Let me explain this before we go any further, Bathtub Refinishing may look like bathtub painting. However, bathtub refinishing if correctly done using the Fusion Finish system is going to open the pores and chemically weld a new Polyceramic glass glaze synthetic porcelain surface into, not on to the old surface. It will be applied with an HVLP applicator meaning no dust and it is then Baked into the old surface with heat application equipment that reacts to the chemicals in the new surface to bake them at 2000 (F) while not bothering and other object around the bathtub. Lets look at why I said Bathtub Painting will look 'painted' and Yellow.
With all the Epoxy kits found at home improvement stores bathtub painting is a popular way to make your bathtub look descent for a short period of time.