Refinishing or Reglazing your bathtub, vanity top or kitchen counters with Excellence Reglazing is a great way bring it back to life. Whether it's made of fiberglass, acrylic, porcelain, cast iron, cultured marble, ceramic tile, formica or other material, your item would look as good as new. You'd save up to 70% vs replacing with out the mess and in a fraction of the time.
Cover floors and furniture close to the item to be worked on.
Remove caulking around tub.
Strip surface if previously reglazed.
If required by client, we can remove overflow cap and drain.
Clean surface to be reglazed with a number of different materials to ensure proper adhesion.
Dry and fill any imperfections on surface.
Professionally mask and tape surface to be refinished
Double check surface to ensure there are no imperfections and its completely dry and clean.
Make any additional repairs.
Install if possible, our exhaust system to extract fumes and odor to the outside.
Apply two coats of our specially formulated primer (bonding agent).
Apply two coats of premium finish.
Remove masking paper and tape, clean all around work area.
We will ask you to check the job. You don't have to pay us unless you are completely satisfied with our job.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long does it take?
A: Reglazing a Bathtub normally takes approximately two to three hours. That's it.
Q: Is the new finish the same as the original finish?
A: We use a patented polymer that bonds directly to the tub. It has the same look and feel of a new tub.
Q: How long after completion before we can use the tub?
A: 4 hrs use with our premium topcoat
Q: What kind of repairs can you do?
A: For bath fixtures, we can fix cracks, rust, scratches, dull spots, chips, pits and discoloration in the refinishing process.
Q: Is "reglazing" the same as "refinishing"?
A: Yes, they both describe the act of preparing and refinishing porcelain, tile or laminate fixtures in the bathroom and kitchen.
Q: What colors are available?
A: Reglazing offers many standard colors with an infinite amount of custom colors available.
Q: Will my tub look painted?
A: No. It won't have brush marks or drips. The topcoat material is applied with a spray gun that yields a super-smooth, high gloss finish.
Q: What if my fixture is damaged?
A: No problem. In fact, that's one of the major reasons fixtures are refinished. Part of the process is fixing all types of damage.
Q: What bathroom and kitchen surfaces can be reglazed?
A: Tubs, wall tile, sinks, showers and shower bases, cast iron porcelain, pressed steel enamel, fiberglass, and acrylic.
Q: My tub was reglazed by someone else and is peeling. What happened?
A: More than likely shortcuts were taken during the preparation process. This results in a weak bond between the topcoat and the previous finish. We meticulously prepare the surface so the bond is super strong resulting in years of use. We don't skip steps and use the best premium materials money can buy.
Q: Can I reglaze my tub with a DIY kit from a home improvement store?
A: No. DIY kits are limited in strength and durability. They usually fail within a month or two. They typically consist of an epoxy coating that takes up to 5 days to dry and yellows significantly over time. Most kits are rolled or brushed on the fixture, giving an unsightly looking amateur finish. Some kits are sprayed on with an aerosol can, causing uneven coverage, dry spray and drips. The mirror-like finish you really want cannot be achieved without proper training and experience and professional spray equipment.
Q: Are there any offensive odors with reglazing?
A: Any time you have painting done in your home there will be some lingering paint odors for a few days. We minimize these odors by using a sophisticated exhaust system that vents dust and odor to the outside while we work.