Reglazing & resurfacing
Frequently asked questions
Having served Oregon’s home and property owners for more than 30-years, the good folks at Bathroom Surface Solutions have fielded many questions. These are some of the common questions asked. Whether your question is listed here or not, we invite you to contact us. We know that property renovations are involved, and we are happy to spend time with you and help.
How much money can I save with bathtub resurface compared to replacing with a new one?
Refinishing your bathtub will save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars over bathtub replacement. While a brand new bathtub may only cost $350, there can often be several other costs associated with a tub replacement. Often a replacement also requires removal and disposal of the old tub cost, plumbing, and tile work. According to homeadvisor.com the national-average to replace a bathtub is $ 3251, while bathtub refinishing, with Bathroom Surface Solutions starts as low as $ 400.
What kind of material can you resurface?
Our resurfacing method works on most any material used in today’s bathtubs, sinks and counters. This includes: acrylic, fiberglass, enameled cast iron, porcelain, cultured marble and European steel enamel. For counters our refinishing process works on a variety of countertop surfaces, including laminates, Formica, tile, and cultured marble.
How long does a refinished bathtub and tile surround last?
The durability of a refinished bathtub is much the same as a brand new bathtub. With proper care, our refinishing method can extend the useful life of fixtures for 20-years or more. Your Bathroom Surface Solutions technician will instruct you on the simple and easy care of your like-new tub. Our multi-coat rejuvenation process creates a material bond between old and new surfaces that result in a long-time durable refinished surface.
Does it cost to get a custom estimate?
Bathroom Surface Solutions will come to your house, survey your particular needs and give you a fair estimate. There is no cost for this service.
How long will it take to refinish my bathtub?
About a day. Typically, our refinishing technician will spend about 6-hours on-site to resurface a bathtub. Your bathtub will be ready-for-use after 12-hours, depending on room temperature and humidity.
Is your work guaranteed?
Every project that we do is warranted for 10-years. Our 100% product satisfaction-guarantee covers of any defects in workmanship or materials throughout the life of the warranty. With more than 30-years of experience in bathroom fixture surface refinishing, we do the job right and stand behind the job we do.
Will my refinished bathtub look like it has been painted?
Your bathtub will not look like it was painted. The high-gloss surface of a Bathroom Surface Solutions refinished bathtub resembles new porcelain. The material that we use to rejuvenate a tub is a series of multi-layered coatings similar to the construction of a new tub. Our technicians pride themselves on the fact that it is very hard for an untrained eye to tell the difference between a brand new bathtub and one that has been refinished by Bathroom Surface Solutions.
Will my refinished bathtub have a smell to it?
Our refinishing topcoats do contain solvents, which are necessary to make the final-product hard and durable, while uncured it smells like fresh-paint. When working in your space, our technicians use a ventilation system to expunge fumes from the work area. Although you may notice a slight odor after we are finished, this smell usually dissipates after the first 5-hours and just smells fresh and clean after a day.
Will there be a mess?
Resurfacing your tub is a construction project, during the process there will be some dust and construction material in the work area. Please be prepared to clean any rooms in which we worked to remove sanding dust that may have settled. Bathroom Solutions is not responsible for post project cleaning.
What do I need to do the day you arrive?
To enable us to work safely and efficiently, we ask that you remove all personal belongings from the bathroom before our refinisher arrives. Once you let us in, we’ll take it from there. And, of course you should be available look over our work when we’re done.
How do I care for and clean my refinished bathtub?
Refinished bathtubs are often easier to clean than the original product. You only need to use mild, non-abrasive cleaning product. The same as with a new bathtub, the refinished surface or shine can be dulled by abrasive cleaners.
Note: When the refinishing process is completed, our spray technician will give you a small-tube of adhesive caulking. It is important that tub or sink seams are caulked before the fixture is used. If you are not comfortable or able to do this, our technician can schedule a time to return. There is a small fee for this service.
What other surfaces can be refinished?
Along with most any fiberglass or porcelain bathtub, Bathroom Surface Solutions is able to rejuvenate a wide variety of fixtures. These include: surrounding tile, sinks, countertops and vanities. We will gladly provide a free estimate.
Will refinishing work on my kitchen countertops?
Our refinishing process works on a variety of countertop surfaces, including laminates, Formica, tile, and cultured marble. Over the last 30-years, our family has perfected our methods of revitalizing any porcelain or acrylic bathroom sinks, kitchen tiles, vanity tops, kitchen countertops to restore them to like-new condition, which can be done at a fraction of the cost to replace with new. With countertops we offer Stone Flecks imitation stone finishing, where you can have that natural-stone look for a fraction of the cost of actual stone.
Do you repair cracks, chips, and scratches in my bathtub?
Crack, chip and scratch repairs are included in our standard service. Our technicians will fill-in any chips or other imperfections in your fixture surface prior to the refinishing process. Making your damaged porcelain, acrylic, or fiberglass surface as good as new is what we do best.
Can you refinish a tub that has been already refinished?
Yes, a tub that has been refinished before can be refinished again. To do so, we strip and clean-off all old coatings, then apply our proven refinishing method with today’s best material.
What makes the Bathroom Surface Solutions different from other refinishing companies?
Over the last 30-years, Bathroom Surface Solutions has perfected our methods of revitalizing any porcelain or acrylic tub, as well as bathroom sinks, kitchen tiles, vanity tops, and kitchen countertops. In this time we have done work for thousands of satisfied customers.
All of our work is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee and 10-year warranty!
Why should I have Bathroom Surface Solutions refinish my bathtub, sink or counters?
We use the highest-quality materials available today. We take great care in preparing the surface. We carefully mask the bathroom to protect it from over-spray, and then apply 4-coats of a high-build, high-bond, epoxy, ultra-grip primer. Next, we tack the tub to remove any dust that may have landed on the material. Then, we apply the best-performing acrylic urethane with a built-in clear coat. With five-coats of this material we build a beautiful, durable, long-lasting bathtub surface. All of our work is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee and 10-year warranty!
Like New Fixtures
Easy as A , B , C
Re-glazing the surface of a bathtub, tile surround, sink or counter restores it to near-original condition, at a fraction of the cost of buying new. Typically, our spray-master technician is on-site for just one day.
A) Call and speak with Bathroom Surface Solutions. We'll answer your pertinent questions. Then, make an appointment to meet with us at your renovation location.
B) Visit with our on-site Project Manager. He will come to your renovation project site, review your wants and needs and give you a fixed-cost estimate. If you like what you see and hear, then schedule us for a work day.
C) Have a Bathroom Surface Solutions resurfacing technician work in your bath or kitchen. He’ll mask the entire area, prepare surfaces for reglazing, and spray several durable and high-gloss layers that will restore your fixtures to like-new condition.
D) Enjoy your tub, sink or counters as though they are in original condition.
After & Before
People are often surprised with how like-new a bathroom or kitchen surface can become. When a fixture has cracks, dings, scratches or just looks worn-out, it is hard to believe that it can be saved. However, restoring a surface to sparking clean is what we do best. Following are after and before images of the same bath.
Refinished tub and surround
This is what we started with. A place where, no matter how hard one would try, it was truly impossible to get looking clean.
Contact us, today if you’d like to take back your bath time.
Fellow Oregonians have
Very Very Happy Customer
"We have had Bathroom Surface Solutions refinish a few projects for us. Our Bathtub and shower in Portland OR, countertop refinishing in Tigard at our rental, and our kitchen sink at our vacation home in Mt. Hood. My husband and are where very impressed with the over all experience!"
- Kelly and John S., Portland, Oregon.
"I had my tub done about a year ago and it has been holding up perfectly! I was very impressed with the work and how prompt and professional [Bathroom Surface Solutions] is, it's truly a joy to be around. I had them back last week to refinish my counters and I was again very, very pleased!"
- Adam M, Portland, Oregon.