Last Updated May, 2009
Please feel free to browse the common questions below which explain the refinishing process. Refinishing is not a new process. Save Your Tub has been refinishing sinks, tile walls and floors for over 25 years. More people than ever before are using refinishing to stretch their remodeling budgets and makeover their bathrooms overnight.
- How long will a refinished bathtub and ceramic tile surround last?
- How durable are refinished bathtubs?
- Do refinished tubs look painted?
- How long does it take to refinish a bathtub?
- How does refinishing compare to replacement costs?
- Does refinishing have an odor?
- Is white the only color available?
- Can Save Your Tub fix chips, scratches and cracks?
- Is refinishing just for bathtubs?
- Does Save Your Tub use acid etching?
- Why should I have Save Your Tub refinish my bathtub?
- What makes Save Your Tub's refinishing process unique?
- Is there a warranty?
- Does a refinished surface take special care?
- How does refinishing compare to bathtub liners?
Last Updated April, 2008
The answers to our most common questions can be found below.
A Save Your Tub refinished bathtub or tile wall can easily last 10 to 15 years; tile walls can last 15+ years with proper care and maintenance.
Save Your Tub uses the most advanced coating available. These finishes are designed to stand up to daily use and do not require special care. However, like a newly manufactured bathtub, a refinished surface can be chipped or scratched if it is abused.
No, Not at All, most people can't tell the difference between a Save Your Tub refinished tub and a new tub.
A standard sized tub ; in pretty good condition can take 4 to 5 hours.
Refinishing will almost always be a fraction if the costs of replacing a tub or tile surround or a tub and surround fiberglass insert.
Yes, the top coat Save Your Tub applies uses a catalyst which is necessessary to make the finish hard and durable. We use exhaust fans to ventilate the bathroom and to minimize the paint oder that will dissipate within a few hours of refinishing.
No, Save Your Tub will match or blend ANY COLOR!
Yes, repairs can be done during the preperation stage of the refinishing process. If it is just a chip or a crack, we can often fill and refinish just the damaged area. With careful color matching, the repair will be practically invisible.
No, Save Your Tub can refinish a number of surfaces including fiberglass shower and surrounds, ceramic file walls and floors.
Yes, we use a mild etching solution. We believe this is an important part of bonding the primer paint to the tub or sink surface.
Save Your Tub is a small local company that has been in business for more than 25 years, Our size allows us to be more responsive to our customers needs. Please check out our customer testimonials if you like.
The combination of diligent preperation, the etching, the appoxy primer and the hard durable top coat we use makes us the local areas most preferred refinisher for over 25 years. The tub surface is completly cleaned, next the surface is coated with a mild etching solution, the surface is then wet sanded and cleaned again. The apoxy primer is then applied and allowed to dry. The final coats are then applied to your tub surface.
Yes, Save Your Tub has a One Year Warranty against peeling or other failure of adhesion for tubs or refinished surfaces.
No, not really. Save Your Tubs will supply care and maintenance information to every customer. In short, the care instructions will say, do not use cleaners that contain abrasives, or harsh acids and ammonia. Most surfaces become worn and dull due to abrasive cleaners, not from time.
Liners can be twice as expensive as refinishing and can take up to 4 weeks from ordering the liner to installation.