FAQs

Q: What cities do you service?

 

A: Located in Birmingham, AL we service the greater Central Alabama region.  Call us for more information (205) 593-6996.

Q: How long does it take?

 

A: Refinishing a tub, sink, or countertop takes approximately four or more hours depending upon the package you select.  Also, if the use of a stripper is required to remove a “Home Depot” or another “Professional” top coat, much more labor and time is involved.

Q: Is the new finish the same as the original finish?

 

A: We use a cutting edge patented polymer that bonds directly to the tub.  It has the same look and feel of a new tub.

Q: What kind of repairs can you do?

 

A: We can fix cracks, rust, scratches, dull spots, chips, pits, and discoloration with the resurfacing process.  Kitchens countertops with knife cuts, scratches, burns and chips will also look like new.  We carry 23 faux-granite colors and can resurface vanity sinks as well.

Q: How long after completion before we can use the tub?

 

A: Same day use with our premium topcoat, but at least 4 hours after completion.  We recommend a 24 hour waiting period when possible.

Q: Is “reglazing” and “resurfacing” the same as “refinishing”?

 

A: Yes, they all describe the act of preparing and refinishing porcelain, tile, or laminate fixtures in the bathroom and kitchen.

Q: What colors are available?

 

A: Refinishing offers many standard colors with an infinite amount of custom colors available.  Using the Sherwin Williams color chart, select the name and number of the color you desire.

Q: Will my tub look painted?

 

A: No.  It won’t have brush marks or drips.  The topcoat material is applied with a HVLP 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.  Contact us and we’ll be happy to give you our professional opinion.

Q: What bathroom and kitchen surfaces can be refinished?

 

A: Tubs, wall tile, sinks, vanity tops, showers and shower bases, cultured marble, formica countertops, cast iron, porcelain, pressed steel enamel, fiberglass, and acrylic.

Q: My tub was refinished 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: My fiberglass tub/shower has a crack in it. Can it be repaired?

 

A: Absolutely.  We have several processes to fix fiberglass fixtures including inlays that are customized specifically for your fixture.  The preferred method matches the severity of the damage.  Call us and we’ll listen to your needs and recommend the most cost effective solution.

Q: Can I refinish my tub with a DIY kit from a home improvement store?

 

A: No. A professional refinisher utilizes equipment, products, and methods that are not available in DIY home kits.  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 refinishing?

 

A: Any time you have painting done in your home there will be some lingering paint odors for a couple days.  We minimize these odors by using a sophisticated exhaust system that vents dust and odor to the outside while we work. Some companies use a box fan. That’s simply not enough. We also add a cinnamon or bubble gum scent to minimize the unpleasant odor!