Refinishing your bathtub, kitchen counters, or tiles often comes with a lot of questions. Whether it's your first time considering such a project or you're familiar with the process but have specific doubts, we've put together a list of our 10 most common FAQs below.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does It Take to Resurface My Bathtub?
It typically takes anywhere between 5-6 hours to completely resurface a standard size porcelain tub. A fiberglass Tub/Shower unit takes between 6-9 hours to completely resurface.
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If My Tub Has Been Resurfaced Before and it is Peeling Can it Be Resurfaced Again?
Yes, the bathtub can be resurfaced again. Typically, resurfaced bathtubs are peeling due to a poor resurfacing job. Unfortunately, there are many companies that are not qualified or experienced in this industry and lack the correct preparation process to porcelain and fiberglass bathtub resurfacing. A New Look Resurfacing is not one of those companies.
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How Long Does Bathtub Resurfacing Last?
A: When a bathtub is properly prepared and resurfaced it will typically last 15 years with proper care.
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Will My Newly Resurfaced Bathtub Have a Warranty?
Yes, we offer a 5-year warranty on all of our residential work.
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Are There Fumes Present During Bathtub Resurfacing?
Yes, there are fumes. However, they are minimal. We use only low-VOC, eco-friendly products with low odor. We always properly seal off and ventilate the areas we’re working in. We also utilize highly efficient fume extraction systems to minimize the fumes.
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Is the Newly Resurfaced Bathtub Slippery?
Yes, resurfaced bathtubs can be a bit more slippery than your original. However, we install a non-slip surface in every resurfaced tub bottom, unless otherwise directed by the customer. This is recommended by our trained technicians for the safety of our customers throughout Greater St. Louis.
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How Long Do I have to Wait to Use My Bathtub After Resurfacing?
Typically, it's recommended to wait at least 24 to 72 hours before using the resurfaced bathtub. Your contractor will tell you the exact amount of time to wait, depending on the materials and coating used, after the job is finished. This time frame allows the new surface coating to fully bond and harden.
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Do I Need to Prepare My Kitchen or Bathroom Before Resurfacing?
Yes, there is some preparation you can do make sure the resurfacing is smooth, efficient, and safe. This can include clearing the area, cleaning the surfaces, ensuring good ventilation, protecting nearby areas, planning for downtime from your bathroom or kitchen, and informing your technician of any necessary repairs or known issues.
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Bathtub Refinishing: DIY or Call a Pro?
While there are plenty of DIY resurfacing kits you can buy, there are several important factors to consider that strongly suggest the benefits of hiring a professional bathtub resurfacing service instead of trying to handle the job on your own.
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Should I Get My Bathtub Resurfaced or Replaced?
Resurfacing is a much more affordable option that can make most bathtubs look and function like new again. They ultimate decision about whether to resurface or replace comes down to an individual homeowner and your unique situation.
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