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Frequently Asked Questions
Why should you choose Renewal?
Renewal uses the latest technologies and materials to ensure the durability and beauty of any surface we treat. We are fully trained and certified and take great pride in the work we do. What colors are available? We can match the color of any plumbing fixture manufactured.
What is refinishing?
Refinishing is a process whereby a coating is spray applied to your existing bathtub to restore it to a like-new condition. This is a high gloss, durable coating that is also easy to keep clean.
Is this just paint?
No. Our coating is designed specifically for this application. It is able to withstand immersion, temperature fluctuations, expansion and contraction, and is resistant to soaps, dyes, and other chemicals typically associated with bathtub use.
Will my bathtub be easy to clean?
Yes. Our coating is non-porous, which means soap and other stains merely lie on the surface, not underneath. Your refinished bathtub will simply wipe clean, no scrubbing will be necessary.
Why shouldn't I just replace my bathtub?
Typically, refinishing will save you 80% or more over replacement costs. On top of this, there is none of the construction debris associated with replacement.
Do I need to bring my bathtub in to you?
No. All work is done in your home. How long does it take to refinish a bathtub? In most cases, we will refinish your bathtub within 4 hours.
How soon can I use my tub?
Your refinished bathtub requires a 24 hour curing period. The bathtub must not get wet during this time.
What do I need to do before you come over to refinish my tub?
We need you to put away any items that may be sitting out on the bathtub or vanity. We also need you to remove your shower curtain and any towels that may be hanging in the bathroom. I don't have a shower curtain. I have shower doors.
How do you refinish around those?
If you want to get rid of your shower doors permanently, we ask that you remove them before we arrive. If you plan on keeping your shower doors, we will remove the doors only, and mask around the track.
I'm planning on doing other work in the bathroom when should I schedule bathtub refinishing?
In almost all cases, bathtub refinishing should be scheduled last. It is important that we have as little dust and debris as possible in the bathroom when we are working.
My vanity is right next to the bathtub do I need to remove it before you arrive?
In most cases this will not be necessary. Refinishing is spray applied, and we can reach enough of the area behind the vanity, so the bathtub will appear to be completely refinished. However, if the vanity is replaced at a later date, it is advisable to replace it with a similar size vanity. If you replaced the vanity with a pedestal sink for instance, you would notice a bare spot on the skirt of your bathtub. In this case, we would have to come out and re-spray the bathtub.
My bathtub was refinished once before. Can it be refinished again?
Yes. Although in most cases the old finish will need to be removed before the new surface is applied
My faucet is dripping. Will this be a problem?
Yes. The faucet should be fixed before we arrive. The bathtub must be completely dry from the time we begin spraying, through the 24 hour curing period.
Is there anything I need to do after you are finished with your work?
There are a couple of things. First, you will need to allow your bathtub to cure for the full 24 hours. Second you should allow the surface to completely cure before any cleaning is done with any kind of cleaner. Your surface is ready to use in just 24 to 48 hours after installation.
How do I take care of my new bathtub?
You will be provided with care and maintenance instructions for your refinished bathtub. Basically, you will need to clean your tub with non-abrasive cleaners, make sure your faucet doesn't drip, and store your soap and shampoo in a shower caddy.
How long will the refinishing last?
Provided you follow our simple care instructions, your refinished bathtub will give you years of enjoyment.
Why should I consider bathtub refinishing rather than replacement?
First of all, to replace something you MUST first tear out the old items. When considering the cost of replacement you must consider tear out, cost of replacement item, labor for installation, not to mention the mess and time it will take. For example, normal costs for replacing a bathtub range from $1,500 - $3,000 and will usually take one and a half to two weeks to complete. Refinishing takes less than one day and will save up too 80% vs. replacement.
What bathroom and kitchen fixtures and surfaces can be refinished?
Our refinishing system works beautifully on: porcelain bathtubs, sinks, fiberglass shower enclosures, pedestal sinks, ceramic tile, Formica countertops, claw foot tubs, plastic tubs, oven doors, refrigerators, dishwashers, kitchen cabinets, cultured marble counter tops, shower pans, bathroom floors, and various fiberglass and acrylic surfaces.
Will my bathtub or counter top look painted?
Definitely NOT. You probably will not be able to tell the difference between a New bathtub and refinished one. Refinishing will make that old chipped, stained, or color-dated item look "New" again.
How long will it take?
One of the key benefits of refinishing is that it can usually be completed in less than one day. Our refinished bathtubs can be used in 24 hours and are fully cured in 48 hours.
How do I clean and maintain my refinished fixture?
We recommend non abrasive cleaners such Lysol Basin and Tile cleaner, Mr. Clean, Dow or Fantastic. These strong but non-abrasive cleaners will safely keep your fixture clean without dulling the gloss like any abrasive cleaner will do.
What if my bathtub or counter top is damaged?
Small chips and cracks can be repaired during the cleaning and preparation stage of refinishing. Your technician will inform you if the chip or cracks cannot be repaired prior to refinishing your fixture.