Bathtub Resurfacing / Refinishing
What about Caulk?
If the existing tub caulk is in relatively good shape we can apply the coatings over it. If the existing tub caulk is deteriorated or has excessive mold or mildew and needs to be replaced, we can remove the old caulk for an additional fee or you can remove the old caulk before we arrive yourself. We discuss your various options during your initial consultation.
If you do not want to recaulk your own tub, when we are finished, we can professionally recaulk it for a modest additional charge.
Can you apply an anti-slip treatment to the bottom of the tub?
Yes, we can apply a permanent anti-slip texture to the bottom of your bathtub for a small additional fee. This will make your tub safer, and because you will not need to use a bathmat, your new finish will last longer. You will no longer have to worry about having a bathmat trapping water on the bottom of the tub for long periods of time. This is, in many cases what caused the bathtub to wear out in the first place.
How do i care for my newly resurfaced tub?
You should not use abrasive cleaners like Comet or Ajax, even SoftScrub has some mild abrasives in it. However, you won't need to use abrasive cleaners since the new finish will be non-porous and the dirt and grime should wipe away much easier than before.
For regular cleaning, you should use cleaner that is "Safe for Acrylics". There are many available such as Tilex and an Arm and Hammer product called "Scrub Free".
You also want to make sure that your bathtub drys out completely after each use. The reason for this is that water will deteriorate anything over time - even a new tub.
You should repair leaky faucets immediately and keep shampoo bottles etc. off the edge of the bathtub. You should also not use a rubber mat. If you pick up a rubber mat from the bottom of a bathtub 3 days after you have used the tub, you will find that the bottom of the tub is still wet. Additionally, the rubber suction cups will be constantly pulling at the new finish.
If you are going to use a bath mat, you should purchase a vinyl mat and remove the mat from the bathtub after each use.
a fully restored surface
A professionally resurfaced tub beautifies a very important part of your home and with proper care will last for years.