Your support for small businesses in this difficult time is very much Appreciated! Even if you don't choose me ... Thank you for choosing a small business. I am an Owner / Operated bathtub refinishing business in Dallas TX. I have more information along with pictures and videos below. I service Dallas and parts of Fort Worth. You will find me to be honest, professional and very friendly. I started my business in 1991 (senior year of high school) went full time in 1992 after Graduation! I bring that experience to every job I do! Thank You! Dallas Bathtub Services
Below you will see the problem with simply painting a bathtub. The video shows my Fluoropolymer liquid porcelain enamel Low V.O.C coating cross linked with polyester and fiberglass resin. It was bonded with silane coupling agent. Thank you for your interest, Dallas Bathtub Services
I test every new batch of bathtub and tile refinishing coatings and bonding agents with adhesion test so I can see with my own eyes the consistency of the new batch. This is to give me the confidence to know that Dallas bathtub services adhesion quality is the best I can provide. So many times a supplier will promise the refinisher so much. The refinisher takes them at their word and failures occur. Bonding a new surface to a bathtub or tile is very difficult! I fought this through the late 1990's. I just cant blindly take their word as gospel. Each batch is tested just like the above video. This tile that you see above was in 212(f) water for 1 hour. Then I allowed the water to cool and kept the tile submerged for an additional 23 hours. The video above was filmed after less than 1 hour of drying time. This shows me the coating is immersion rated. Water proof, not just water resistant. It also shows me the molecular bonding agent is going to withstand extreme temperatures that exceed what a bathtub would be subjected to. I want to go above and beyond so I have the confidence to give my customer the very best I can!
Silane coupling agent is an expensive and VERY important step in the refinishing process (read more about this below)
It is now time for an epoxy bonding agent to be applied. This created a chemical and mechanical bond for a long lasting durable new bathtub, shower or tile surface.
Low V.O.C Liquid porcelain enamel with fluoropolymer cross link is now applied using a specific pattern to bond to the old surface! This will give your bathtub, shower or tile the high gloss, new look that turns the old into new again! Please note cultured marble will need fiberglass resin added it will not have the same extremely high gloss as refinishing porcelain will.
It Is very important to use the best coating available AND Just as important to take care of the new surface. No refinishing company can match the durability of factory baked on porcelain. However, By using the best coatings, bonding agents and care with maintenance Dallas bathtub Services Refinishing can provide you a glossy, like new bathtub and tile surface for many years to come.. The customer can save thousands of dollars versus replacement and have a surface that will last for years instead of a few months!
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Dallas bathtub services knows the terminology can be confusing. Bathtub refinishing also called bathtub reglazing and bathtub resurfacing is so much more than simply painting a bathtub. In fact, for residential quality bathtub refinishing the new surface is a much more durable multi resin polymer glaze made specifically for bathtub, tile and shower refinishing. It is NOT D.I.Y. epoxy paint! I give an up front quote with no hidden fees and no tax. It will be correctly refinished with silane molecular bonding agent to chemically weld the water proof coating (not water resistant paint) into the pores of the old surface integrating the two surfaces together! This not the Epoxy paint that is common with apartments and motels. You will save Thousands of dollars versus replacement. Dallas Bathtub Services prices are similar to the epoxy painting prices because I am owner operated.
Why do some refinishers use Epoxy or Acrylic Paint? -- There are several reasons Availability and pricing is a sure bet. Epoxy and Acrylic paint both have water resistant properties. However, Fluoropolymer is Water Proof. Epoxy and Acrylic Urethane paints can be thinned with cheap thinning agents like Lacquer thinner that is readily available for $14/Gallon or less (contains silicone and other filling agents that make the paint brittle and weak in areas). Fluoropolymer is a specialty coating that uses it's own thinning agents glossy white. It takes practice to apply correctly, it takes many hours of application to apply the correct film strength and it takes a knowledge of how to bond to individual substrates like porcelain, cultured marble, formica, fiberglass and plastic because it is not a simple 1 part part to 1 part hardening agent ratio like paint is. Leave the Epoxy and Acrylic Paint for Apartments! Your home deserves the best coating that provides excellent bonding and gloss retention!
Fluoropolymer - water proof, Chip resistant, will not turn chalky, grow mold or mildew, seals off lead from old worn bathtubs so they are safe again! Made for Bathtub and tile refinishing! Fumes will dissipate about 1 hour after completion! NO LINGERING ODORS!!
I have put a F.A.Q. page below also my contact information Please read the F.A.Q. section at the link below. Please send me a picture of what you need refinished and I will send you an exact quote. See my Frequently Asked Questions Page.
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.
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 finish coat with the correct additives customized to the surface it is being applied to (crosslink additives are resins such as fiberglass resin, polyester and silicone. These can be used together added into the copolymer formula or they can be added individually and in specific increments to suite the original surface like cultured marble! Fiberglass, Acrylic, porcelain, cast iron, steel and porcelain can all be refinished with a permanent Copolymer Flouropolymer surface) NOT EPOXY or ACRYLIC URETHANE PAINT
The final result is a gorgeous, like new bathtub, tile or shower surface! Warranty included. (Not an add on sale like other refinishing professionals) That is the Dallas bathtub refinishing difference.
You now have a Long Term Solution to the worn, discolored or damaged surface with a realistic life expectancy of normal use with care of over 20 years!! (With proper care)
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!
I have seen this more in 2018 than I have in the past several years!
First, you need to understand that bathtub refinishing is not painting a bathtub. I have seen more bathtubs and tile painted in 2018 than I have in the last several years. (One job the customer admitted they had considered me 2 months earlier but went with a cheaper price) I promise I understand! However, I need to explain why prices are set the way they are.
Instead of looking for quality... some professionals are looking to cut cost and raise profits! I am seeing everything from lacquer automobile paint to the D.I.Y. epoxy paint kits being used! I use the correct synergistic process... And I do the work myself!! Dallas Bathtub Services
Epoxy paint, lacquer automotive paint, oil based paint... I have seen it all. Why throw away money on something that is going to only last a few weeks or months at best! The question is not "If it is going to peel?" But rather "How soon is it going to peel?"
The fact that paint goes on top of the old surface has more blame, the key word being paint! Also to blame are the cheap lacquer thinners! So many times instead of purchasing the specialty thinner designed for correct coating Lacquer thinner is used because.... well, it thins the coating and it's half the price of the correct thinner. (Correct being the key word here) See, it's not about making something look pretty good (that's not hard to do) ... it's about trying to duplicate a factory finish and provide years of service! Lacquer thinner contains silicone and other fillers that leave the coating brittle in areas.
Etching the old surface opens pores and creates microscopic scratches. This crucial step is being dismissed for the sake of time. (New methods want to bond with epoxy paint primer).... I don't mind spending the extra time for a proven method!
Silane is a molecular bonding agent developed by the Aerospace Industry! (used in the dental industry for bonding porcelain fillings) once again the quality varies from supplier to supplier with 100's available) High quality silane is worked into the pores of the etching process, and high quality silane is applied between coats to tie the coatings together. It is an expense and it is not going to be seen (so many will skip on this step)... yet the lack of it will surely show in a matter of weeks!
So How is my refinishing completed? With Dallas bathtub services refinishing you will quickly see this is not a specific coating... it is a process a synergistic process that works together with each step being crucial to the outcome!
First, I sanded and stripped back the paint that failed! Then I etched the old surface using a spun fiber disk rotating at 2600 RPM. Everything was then cleaned with tub and tile cleaner. After this Silane was hand rubbed into the surface before being refinished with a Copolymer coatingthat is infused with polyester and fiberglass resin for a superior gloss and then chemically welded into, not on top of the surface and tied with silane bonding agent between the 12 coats.This is Not Epoxy paint that yellows,dulls and fades and Not Alipahtic Acrylic Urethane paint like the others use! This dries to a non yellowing, ultra hard and chemically bondedsurface that is expected to last 20 years before needing to be refinished again! It includes a limited warranty!