Have you thought about how you can update your home without having to undertake a major remodeling project? Let's discuss a couple of options you have for doing this.
Most people Immediately turn to Remodeling
Remodeling is an absolute way to make the bathroom or any room look new again. The length of time it takes, the dust it stirs up, additional cost when hidden problems are discovered and the number of strangers in your home will cause a lot of us to avoid this avenue completely.
Another way to update your bathroom is to paint the tile and bathtub. The problem is that tile and bathtub surfaces are non porous. It is like trying to paint glass. Since paint goes on top of the old surface and will wear down It doesn't take very long before you have a peeling mess to deal with that inevitably becomes partially stuck to the surface leaving areas peeled off.
Bathtub and Tile Refinishing Dallas
Often confused with Bathtub and Tile painting. However, bathtub and tile refinishing is a synergistic process that involves creating microscopic pores in the old surface so the new synthetic porcelain surface can be chemically welded with a molecular bonding agent into, not on top of the old surface. The pictures below are the Completed Pictures from above.
Bathtub Refinishing Dallas since 1991. It's so hard to believe I started my refinishing business after graduating high school in 1991 right here in Dallas,Tx. When we are young, or maybe it was just me but when I was young nothing seemed to rattle me. I think I was too naive to be very honest. I would tell her things will get better, although she never complained or asked for them too. It was just something I remember telling my wife several times throughout our first years of marriage.
I honestly think having a strong faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior made us feel that we could weather these storms and we honestly never doubted that things would get better. I can tell you one thing for absolutely sure time does fly by! My daughter is now 23! She is taking psychology in College, now on her second semester. So I have been evaluated by her weekly and I am afraid I am going to have to change the locks on my house! Do you know every time i tell her something she starts breaking down what I said to see if there is a different meaning behind it! LOL.... I love her to death but it is so hard... so incredibly hard to take advice from someone who still had a personal relationship with Santa Clause 10 years ago!! 😂😂 I mean seriously, to most of us 10 years ago was just .. 10 years ago. To her it was that awkward middle school years we probably all would like to forget!
That's my baby tho! So I will continue to pray 😂😂.
Bathtub Refinishing Dallas Prices
Now that I have went through my personal life which probably interested no one ... I will touch base on the business of bathtub refinishing in Dallas. I want to say with that I do not feel I am any better than any one else in the bathtub refinishing Industry in Dallas. We have a lot of very hard working, dedicated professionals that truly do a magnificent job. The problems occur and I have had this issue myself, when we hire help. This is why I pledge to remain an owner / operated business. When we hire help in an industry like bathtub refinishing we are putting a lot of trust in that hired hand. As a customer you are no longer getting the experience of the company that has been in business for 20 - 30 years or more, you are getting a person that maybe has never refinished anything before. Maybe they have refinished 3 tubs before or maybe they are a veteran with years of experience behind them.
The scary part is even tho that company that has been in business for years backs up the work there are far too many shortcuts that someone can take on the preparation of the surface that absolutely will effect the quality and longevity of the refinished fixture.
This is not a trade that can be rushed, each step prepares the surface for the next step and if just one of those steps are left out then your surface will fail quick. If that technician is lazy or simply feeling lazy that day then your new surface and your investment will fail. I'm telling you from experience, I have had so many headaches by my paid help that just simply should not have happened!
I am 44 years old and as long as the good Lord is blessing me with the ability to work I will never retire! It is not something I'm interested in. I enjoy meeting customers, feeling appreciated when the job is completed and the customers sees a night and day difference in the bathtub, shower or tile surface.
If you are interested in my flat rate pricing for DFW then please see my main site here!
I am sitting here on a Sunday evening enjoying a sip of Bird Dog Whiskey reflecting on my Bathtub Refinishing in Denton Today. I met two very nice ladies that had installed some gorgeous glass tile around the bathtub.... then they noticed the tub did not look up to par with the new tile. I was fortunate enough to have them find me online and I was able to restore the bathtub to a like new condition. If It were not for the pesky thing we call "bills" I would have completed this project for FREE! Number one they were very, very nice and that goes an awful long way with me! Not only that but they truly appreciated the job as much as I appreciated the work! They lived about 10 miles back off the highway and the scenery on this July Day was spectacular! Including the gravel road were I had to run around the truck because a bee was hitching a ride (inside the cab) and that is just a small part of why I love being self employed. Some people would not like working on a Sunday.... However, when you get to work for very nice people and it feels more like visiting old friends then work! I mean, for me the upfront pricing means no issues when I get to the customers home. They know the exact fee, I'm not going to "sell" anything and It takes the pressure off of the entire process. These are not 'just another job' these are people that I get to know and I remember and It seriously made for an enjoyable day.
Now, I want to touch base on this Bird Dog Whiskey. I will admit I'm not much of a drinker but I enjoy a good sippin' whiskey and I have to say.... Bird Dog is priced at about $19.00 for 750ML and at 80 proof it is smooth. I have tried the Apple, Peach and Blackberry. If you like Apple with a little spice then the Apple is for you. I love the sweetness of the Peach and on a Great July Sunday Evening sipping on Bird Dog Peach Whiskey is about as American as Apple Pie!
Already pushing thru January of 2017! I have my prices and sale prices posted on my site. Flat Rate, now I have had some customers ask me how I can offer flat rate prices? The truth is if I were not an owner / operated company I could not! I may end up spending 2 hours longer on a project that just is not going right, in other words it may be my fault, it may be the project just needed some extra work. The point being, if I hired help that extra time would simply have to be charged for. I think everyone understand that. Since I am self employed I can spend that extra time Helping out a customer and some customers do not realize the savings associated with having someone willing to honor a no hidden fee agreement. Most customers do! Most customers appreciate having the tub and tile refinished not simply painted.
I want to say thank you to all of my customers! I hope to continue providing great service for another 25 years! I enjoy people, I enjoy the refinishing business and enjoy educating customers on why and how bathtub epoxy painting is not the same as true bathtub refinishing. Please take a minute to just look at my main site. I have prices, information, before and after pictures and all contact information. Dallas Bathtub Refinishing
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Our new molecular bonding agent has passed all test including a 24 hour battery acid test! I have created a MONSTER! I always wanted to say that :) The truth is I am excited about my new bonding agent! This is new technology that I truly feel is going to change the face of the refinishing Industry in the upcoming years! Never before has the refinishing industry been able to PERMANENTLY bond the coating! Combine this with the etching so the new surface is melted into the old surface and that's a winning combination!
A molecular bonding agent that is applied by hand to be worked into the old surface by etching the old surface before applying PolyCeramic glass Glaze synthetic porcelain with liquid glass additive is a one, two punch that will make your Bathroom look brand new and just as important.. It will Last! In fact it has a life expectancy of 20+ years when used daily!! Why Replace?
You will not find another company in the world using this molecular bonding agent! I put together my own list of ingredients, blended them at exact concentrations and tested hundreds upon hundreds of areas over the years and then monitored and abused those areas until I found the right formula. It works in a synergistic way that simply can not be duplicated without knowing the formula! NO PEEL ; NO LOSS OF GLOSS
How long does Bathtub Refinishing Last?
That is a great question! "How long should bathtub refinishing last"? || I wish the answer could be as straight forward as saying 5 years, 10 years, 15 years. However, the truth is, all of those answers are correct. Once the coating is applied it is up to the owner to determine how long it will "live". First, remember it is a durable copolymer coating. Under normal use it is designed to last close to 20 years. So let's look at things that destroy a refinished tub.
So how long will a refinished tub last?
Well, I use a permanent bonding system callas fusion lock. I make sure the surface is 2 mils thick. I Use a synthetic porcelain that is rated for a 20 year life span. So if you clean the tub properly, diluted bleach, lysol bathtub cleaner, scrubbing bubbles, all of which are great. Then you will get 15 - 25 years out of the refinished product before it needs to be refinished again!
The best rule of thumb is to treat the tub like it is an acrylic tub. Porcelain is fired at over 1800 (f) we can not mimic that in the home. So although the surface looks like porcelain it will need to be taken care of with non damaging, non abrasive cleaners and invest in a bath caddy to store soaps and shampoos. They are inexpensive and prevent concentrated bathing products from sitting on the surface 24 hours a day! Dallas Bathtub Refinishing
Bathtub Refinishing coatings are not a one size fits all type of coating. The reason is partly because the surface preparation of each material is different, also because of some of the materials ability to flex under weight.
You would not want the same coating that is designed for refinishing a Cast Iron Bathtub to be used on a Fiberglass Bathtub. If you own a fiberglass bathtub you understand how the surface will flex when you step in and out of the tub. Could you imagine having the ultra hard coating applied over a flexible surface such as Fiberglass or Acrylic? As the original surface flexes the new surface would begin to show cracks. Then water would penetrate those cracks and before long it would simply erode away your new surface. Much like a river eroding away the land the river is moving through. (See how I brought that visual comparison into play!) LOL.
The great news is, with professional refinishing their are ways to to allow for the flexible surfaces such as fiberglass and acrylic. The truth is a professional refinisher should know #1) Which product to use for the surface the application is for and #2) There absolutely is not a one coating works on everything method!
You will however, find plenty of refinishers that claim the coating they use works on any surface. I have a pretty good theory as to why they make that claim. Back when I first started refinishing in 1991 we were very limited on what we could use for refinishing. In 1991 there was not a synthetic porcelain coating. In fact we the simple truth was we had to experiment to see what worked, the refinishing industry relied on Epoxy paint and if it was going on a flexible surface, those of us that understood the properties of Epoxy knew we could back off a little on the hardening agent and get the coating to flex. The trade off was the coating would not be as durable but in those days Refinishing was mainly for Apartments, Hotels and Rental properties that simply needed a quick fix to get another lease term satisfied!
As the Industry became more main stream and coating manufacturing companies seen a market they started making technological advancements in the coatings used for Bathtub, shower, tile refinishing. First was the fact that refinishing technicians were begging for another option besides epoxy! Epoxy had a dull appearance, It made the surface look painted, It yellowed when bleach was used on it. (which is why the Epoxy D.I.Y. kits have a yellow tint to them, They say white but if you look at them they are slightly almond). The coating gloss, and durability began to advance and by 2005 After literally trying every new coating that came on the market, I started using this new product called Synthetic Porcelain. Synthetic porcelain was able to mimic the gloss of porcelain. Did not yellow when bleach was used, Had a smooth, tough as nails surface! By 2007 we had a full line of synthetic porcelain coatings which were specifically designed for the Bathtub, Shower, Tile refinishing industry. The development of synthetic porcelain for Fiberglass Bathtub Refinishing, Acrylic Bathtub Refinishing, Cultured Marble Bathtub Refinishing. We had the training and ability to etch the old surface which would expose pores and create microscopic scratches which would allow us to chemically weld a new synthetic porcelain surface into the old surface, not onto the old surface like paint!
I sincerely appreciate the time you took to read this information. I feel if I can educate the consumer about bathtub refinishing facts instead of just other peoples opinions about the bathtub refinishing process then you will share my passion and appreciation for the savings that can be realized through correctly refinishing a bathtub, shower or tile surface. <Bathtub Refinishing>
bathtub refinishing process using synthetic porcelain Bathtub, Shower, Tile coating.