How much will I save with
bathtub refinishing as opposed to replacement?
Refinishing your bathtub will save you hundreds or even thousands of
dollars over bathtub replacement. While a brand new bathtub may only cost
$300, there can often be several hidden costs to replacement such as
removal and disposal cost, plumbing alterations, and tile work. These costs
add up, and you can easily end up spending nearly$2,500 to replace your
bath tub. The cost of refinishing varies depending on the size of your
How long does the bathtub
refinishing process take?
Resurfacing a bathtub generally takes 4 hours, depending on the
condition. A tub that has been resurfaced once before requires a stripping
procedure that adds time to the job. A tub with extensive damage will take
longer as well. The time it takes us to resurface ceramic tile is relative
to the size of the area. Most tile jobs can be ready for use in 72
The durability of a bathtub refinished by A&J Resurfacing is very
similar to that of a brand new bathtub. If properly maintained and no
abrasive chemicals are used for cleaning it will last you many years just
as a brand new bathtub would.
How do I care for and clean my
The key to maintaining any coating is to clean it regularly, and only
with a non-abrasive cleaner recommended for acrylics. Just as with a new
bathtub, the finish or shine can be dulled by abrasive cleaners. Our
acrylic enamel will remain glossy and hard for 10 to 12 years if cared for
properly. Additionally, standing water (over long periods of time) is
damaging to anything it sits on, so it is best to avoid puddles of water
from sitting in the corners of your tub or around the drain. Chances are we
are resurfacing your fixture because of damage from standing water. You
cannot use bathmats with suction cups. They will harm the finish and void
your warranty. We do sell industry approved bathmats.
Will my refinished bathtub
look like it has been painted?
This is a common myth in the bathtub refinishing industry. Your bathtub
will not look like it was painted, since the material we use is more like a
coating than a paint. In fact, our technicians pride themselves on the fact
that it is quite difficult for an untrained eye to tell the difference
between a brand new bathtub and one that has been refinished by A&J
Will my refinished bathtub
smell like it has been painted?
Our technicians come equipped with full ventilation systems to expunge
the fumes that do naturally occur with the use of solvents. Our first step
is always to determine and set up equipment to maximize ventilation. Proper
ventilation is crucial not only to reduce fumes and odors, but to manage
airborne dust as well. Proper venting also circulates air, providing for
faster drying time of our coatings and a better finish.
We carry Kohler pure white and Kohler biscuit, as they are the most
widely used on bathtubs, sinks and tiles. For a small fee, we can also
order other manufacturer colors (American Standard, Benjamin Moore to name
Does A&J Resurfacing
repair cracks, chips, and scratches in my bathtub?
Our technicians will fill in any chips or other imperfections in your
bathtub or other surface prior to the refinishing process, making your
damaged porcelain, acrylic, or fiberglass surface as good as new.
Etching porcelain to maximize adhesion is an integral part of the
successful refinishing process and provides superior service life for your
refinished fixtures. Some companies promote an "acid free" process as a
marketing tool, portraying etching as unsafe. A&J Resurfacing employs a
stabilized acid etching solution that becomes neutralized during the
cleaning process and will not harm any surrounding surfaces.
What is the difference
between bathtub refinishing and bathtub liners?
Unlike our bathtub refinishing process, which is done on-site and in
one day, bathtub liners are manufactured off-site as one-piece, heat-molded
units that are inserted over your original bathtub or shower surface and
then "glued" in place with adhesive caulk. Bathtub liners leave spaces
between the liner and the original surface where moisture can condense and
stagnate. Cracks in the liner can occur, potentially releasing moisture and
lead into the bathing area. Our coatings are applied directly to the
substrate, mimicking the original factory finish and prohibiting the growth
of bacteria and lead leakage.
How does A&J
Resurfacing's refinishing process differ from other competitors?
Some refinishing companies take "short cuts" and like to skip the
etching and priming stages of the refinishing process. Industry wide
studies and laboratory testing have shown that etching is a critical step
in the process in order to maximize adhesion and give the finished product
the longest-lasting durability possible.