Even with the rise in popularity of new high-tech, modern bathrooms, the appreciation for old-school bathroom fixtures remains. Some homeowners like to retain the look and feel of a modern home, including the bathroom. Others try reinventing styles from the past by adding antique bathroom fixtures in hopes of creating something new and fresh, yet gives a nod to an old era.
Reproductions of old-fashioned sinks, toilets, and bathtubs can be really expensive. Not to mention the additional cost of bathtub removal. One of the most cost effective alternatives to replacement, and the best way to retain an original, antique look for your bathroom is by refinishing your existing tub.
Refinishing solutions can transform your old and damaged tub into a sparkling piece of art. Reglazing and refinishing helps to restore any chips, cracks, or a variety of other tub damage. Reversing discoloration or completely changing the color of an old, worn tub can also be accomplished with refinishing services.
What Happens in Professional Bathtub Refinishing?
When you opt for professional bathtub refinishing, your bathtub gets an upgrade by first peeling out and removing the damaged, worn-out layer and then replacing it with a shiny, smooth, and uniform surface. Bathtub refinishing is suitable for tubs with porcelain, acrylic, ceramic, and fiberglass surfaces.
Typically, the bathtub refinishing process involves three steps:
The first step is to thoroughly pre-treat the surface by cleaning with specialized chemicals. In this clean-up stage, the technician works diligently, using various chemicals throughout the surface area of the tub in order to remove any soap scum, human body oils, hard water build-up, and other substances that can accumulate on the tub’s exterior over time.
Once the chemical cleaning is complete, a smooth finish surface needs to be created in order to apply the fresh coatings. The service specialist strips off the old finish and repairs any chips, cracks, holes, or rust spots. Then sands out the tub, creating a smooth, even surface. Those areas not needing refinishing are carefully masked to avoid any potential harm due to overspray.
Spraying and Application
The next step is to apply layers of coating, primer, and sealant. The expert carefully sprays them one after another until the tub surface reaches the desired thickness and glossy appearance.
Lastly, the skilled refinisher applies a thick layer of polish, giving the bathtub a lustrous shine and making its surface durable, able to be enjoyed by you for many years to come.
Wishing there was a way to transform your old bathroom into a fresh new space with an updated look without spending the money it takes for a complete replacement? Remodeling with professional bathroom refinishing is your wish come true.
In or around the New York City area, Supreme Bath Refinishing can help you transition your existing bathroom into a beautiful, luxurious space that’s budget-friendly. With twenty years in business, over 7,000 happy customers, and more than 15,000 bathtubs resurfaced, this family operated company specializes in handling bathtub refinishing projects of all kinds and is always informed on the required guidelines, potential risks, and appropriate products of the trade. Request a quote to get your New York bathroom restoration underway and start on the new way to resurfacing today.