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Clarence Center, New York 14032
BATHTUB REFINISHING FREQUENT QUESTIONS
Will this make my tub look like new?
Yes. It will make the most horrific looking tubs into a gleaming white HGTV worthy master piece
Can I use this product to make me better looking as well?
Sadly, no. There's really not much that we - nor anyone else - could do with your current state of appearance. We recommend a paper bag with two holes cut out for your eyes. Do not use plastic as you may suffocate.
What is a Slip-Guard?
Are a Slip-Guard and Non-Slip the same thing?
Can I use a bathmat in place of a Slip-Guard?
The easy answer is no. However, the truth is you can use a bathmat if it DOES NOT use suction cups to hold it in place. Bathmats that do use the suction cups will eventually cut through the finish of any bathtub (new, old or refinished). Remember, if you do decide to use a bathmat (without the suction cups) you'll need to remove it after each use!
When refinishing, is it necessary to wear a face mask?
Safety should be a primary concern whenever working with home improvement materials. A mask will help protect you from breathing in any dust, debris or odor that can hang around when working on renovation projects. Striving to secure proper ventilation (positive air coming in, negative air going out) and wearing an adequate mask are all important safety measures.
Can I use a bathmat on my refinished bathtub?
Yes, if the bathmat does not adhere to the base of the unit with suction cups. If the bathmat has suction cups...walk away! Suction cup mats will cut into the surface of your bathtub (or shower), causing significant damage. The ridges they create are also a breeding ground for dirt and bacteria.
How long will the refinishing last?
It will last as long as you take care of it. Staying on top of the soap scum and mildew is the key. Don't let soap scum start. Cleanse your surface with cleaners void of bleach and grit when possible. Those agents are caustic by nature and will eventually damange any surface (factory new OR refinished).
What is the difference between BathWorks refinishing products and other store bought brands?
BathWorks is a commercial grade refinishing system created by professionals and used by professionals. Its thick, durable, glossy coating is unlike ANY store bought products. Most store bought brands are thin, epoxy based paints. The finish tends to flake easily and will undoubtedly yellow over time. BathWorks is a 2-part resin. The finished result is a porcelain-like, hard, glossy surface that won't easily chip, peel, crack, or yellow.
What colors are available?
BathWorks Refinishing Kits are always available in our standard colors: white, biscuit, bone or almond. Our standard colors represent those most often found on other bathroom fixtures (showers, tubs, sinks, toilets and tile). Customized colors are available upon request for an addtional fee. For more information about customized color refinishing kits, please call (800)USA-TUBS (887-8827).
Once applied, how long until we can use the bathtub?
Though the bathtub will feel dry in about 12 hours, it is recommended that the bathtub be given a full 24-hours before use.
What should I use to clean my bathtub after it is refinished?
Any non-abrasive cleaner can be used. Examples of this include: Scrubbing Bubbles, 409 (without Bleach), Fantastic or Liquid Ajax. It is best to avoid using cleansers that contain bleach or abrasives.
How much does the Standard Refinishing Kit refinish?
A single BathWorks refinishing kit has enough material to refinish a standard size (60" x 32") bathtub with two-coats. We recommend (2) kits if you are refinishing a bathtub & wall surround (the 3 walls around the bathtub), and the wall surround stops short of the ceiling. We also recommend (2) kits for a one-piece tub/shower unit that stops short of the ceiling. If you are looking to refinish the bathtub, wall surround AND extra tile in a bathroom, we recommed at least (3) kits. Depending on how each kit is applied, amounts may vary. For more information about quantities for a particular job, please email firstname.lastname@example.org OR call (800)USA-TUBS (872-8827).