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Frequently asked questions about Bathtub Refinishing/Reglazing

We specialize in the resurfacing of porcelain, enamel, and fiberglass bathtubs. We also resurface ceramic tiles and certain sinks.

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 costs, plumbing alterations, and tile work. These costs add up, and you can easily end up spending nearly $2,500 to replace your bathtub. The cost of refinishing varies depending on the size of your tub.

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 hours.

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.

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 several 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 can install a nonslip surface for a fee.

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 Resurfacing.

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 require a window that opens to set up ventilation.

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 a few).

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.

Yes, a tub that has been refinished before can be refinished again. This involves the stripping and sanding of the old finish in order to ensure the proper adhesion of our finish.

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.

Why Choose Us?

Prompt Service

At A&J, we pride ourselves on providing prompt service to all of our customers. We understand that your time is valuable.

Cost Savings

We pride ourselves on fair prices. We offer money-saving alternatives to fit all types of budgets.

All Work Guaranteed

All of our work is guaranteed and is backed with a 2-year limited warranty. Rest easy knowing you’re covered.

See The Quality Of Our Work


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“I am very pleased with the service and quality of work provided by A&J Resurfacing. The Principal and team are responsive — it’s clear their goal is to make their customer happy. I will recommend A&J to everyone interested in resurfacing work. They earned my vote!”