Bathtub and tile refinishing is a process by which the old worn surface is given a new luster through the application of re-enameling.
First we clean your bathtub or tile of any dirt, soap scum, body oils or anything other element that may be trapped within the crevices of the worn porcelain. After it is completely clean, we etch the surface with a hydrofloric acid solution, which etches the surface and further works to eliminate any residing bacteria.
A thin coat of primer is applied followed by three coats of Acrylic Polyurethane. This is applied in flash coats and is built from light, to medium, to heavy.
This is truly dependent on the condition of your tub or ceramic tile to determine methods and time for preparation. A general rule of thumb for most bathtub refinishing projects is between 3 to 5 hours.
Tile refinishing projects generally require a full day of work.
After refinishing your bathtub or tile, the surface must be allowed to dry for a minimum of 24 hours before use. There will be subsequent curing during the next 30 days, however over 90% of the curing is complete within the first 24 hours and it is perfectly fine to use after this time.
A realistic expectation of any refinished bathtub or ceramic tile job is between 5 and 10 years. This is dependent upon several factors, however.