Do-It-Yourself Kits (DIY) Stay away from them and why!
Bathtub refinishing/reglazing is often and mistakenly thought of as a “do it yourself” project. This is true in some cases due to the fact that in many other industries, including the auto body paint industry, a similar approach to reglazing is used. However, in bathrooms, almost all refinishing and resurfacing jobs on tubs and tile result in complete failures. We all look to save money, but it is a fact that every one out of three customers that call our company, does so because of a failed attempt to properly recoat their worn-out surfaces. Our staff of dedicated refinishing experts have years of experience, used thousands of dollars of of equipment and extremely expensive finishing products that can not even be found in some states in the united states. Therefore, how can one believe that a $50 refinishing kit will suffice. If it could, then we could cut our cost by 90% or more! Also the care of paint fumes and materials are often overlooked. The paint fumes in refinishing jobs can cause extreme damage to the work environment and are not pleasant to work with without the proper ventilation systems, clothing, and masking materials. If you were to invest in the proper equipment, you could much more than exceed the cost of having a professional service done. Our professional refinishers are already equipped with the special materials handy. You will not have to worry about the negative affects these chemicals and materials may have on you, your tenant or your family.
There are many home improvements stores that will sell you Deo-It-Yourself kits that will almost guarantee you having a need to call a professional tub refinishing company in as early as a few weeks. There has been customers (especially landlords) that have called our company for work within days of an application of an over-thecounter tub refinishing kit. This creates an urgency for any refinishing job and requires at least one day of downtime in which a customer or tenant can not use the tub or bathroom. Also a customer has to spend more money and time arranging a re-reglaze service with our staff. Thirdly, the tub or surface previously refinished has to be stripped (existing paint must be removed) of its failed reglazing materials before the proper application can occur. The additional work would be subject an additional cost. Lastly, no DIY kit will give you one tenth of the life that our professional services would! In summary, if you desire a quality tub, tile or claw foot refinishing job that lasts for 15 or more years and saves you bundles of money, you should not hesitate to talk to an experienced professional to have the job done.