QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

 

Here are some questions and answers that we have received over the years, if your question is not covered please contact us for a prompt reply

 

 

Q: How long does it take?

 

A: Refinishing a bath, sink or worktop takes approximately three to four hours. That's it.

 

 

Q: Is the new finish the same as the original finish?


A: We use a specialist polymer that bonds directly to the bath. It has the same look and feel of a new factory-finished bath.

 

 

 

Q: How long after completion before we can use the bath?


A: Same day use with our premium topcoat.

 

 

 

Q: What kind of repairs can you do?


A: For bath fixtures, we can fix cracks, rust, scratches, dull spots, chips, pits and discolouration in the refinishing process. Kitchens worktops with knife cuts, scratches, burns and chips will also look like new. If the wall behind your bath or shower tile is damaged, you need to have a liner installed.

 

 

 

Q: Is "reglazing" the same as "refinishing"?


A: Yes, they are both describe the act of preparing and refinishing porcelain, tile or laminate fixtures in the bathroom and kitchen.

 

 

Q: What colours are available?


A: Liners are available in a few standard colours. Refinishing offers many standard colors with an infinite amount of custom colours available.

 

 

 

Q: Will my bath or sink look painted?


A: No. It won't have brush marks or drips. The topcoat material is applied with a spray gun that yields a super-smooth, high gloss finish.

 

 

 

Q: What if my fixture is damaged?


A: No problem. In fact, that's one of the major reasons fixtures are refinished. Part of the process is fixing all types of damage. Contact us and we'll be happy to give you our professional opinion.

 

 

 

Q: What bathroom and kitchen surfaces can be refinished?


A: Baths, wall tile, sinks, vanity tops, showers and shower bases, cultured marble, formica worktops, cast iron porcelain, pressed steel enamel, fibreglass and acrylic.

 

 

 

Q: My bath was refinished by someone else and is peeling. What happened?


A: More than likely shortcuts were taken during the preparation process. This results in a weak bond between the topcoat and the previous finish. We meticulously prepare the surface so the bond is super strong resulting in years of use. We don't skip steps and use the best specialist products on the market.

 

 

 

Q: My fibreglass bath/shower has a crack in it. Can it be repaired?


A: We have several processes to fix fibreglass fixtures. The preferred method matches the severity of the damage. Call us now and we’ll listen to your needs and recommend the most cost effective solution.

 

 

 

Q: Can I refinish my bath with a DIY kit from a DIY store?


A: No. DIY kits are limited in strength and durability. They usually fail within a month or two. They typically consist of an epoxy coating that takes up to 5 days to dry and yellows significantly over time. Most kits are rolled or brushed on the fixture, giving an unsightly looking amateur finish. Some kits are sprayed on with an aerosol can, causing uneven coverage, dry spray and drips. The mirror-like finish you really want cannot be achieved without proper training and experience and professional spray equipment.

 

 

 

Q: Do you also refinish worktops, tile or sinks?


A: Yes, yes and yes!

 

 

 

Q: Are there any offensive odours with resurfacing?


A: Any time you have painting done in your home there will be some lingering paint odors for a few days. We minimise these odours by using a sophisticated exhaust system that vents dust and odour to the outside while we work. Some companies use a box fan. That's simply not enough.

 

 

 

Q: What if the walls in my shower or bath are damaged?


A: If the walls underneath the tile are damaged we recommend a bath or shower liner. This is a custom manufactured piece that fits over your bath and walls. The result is a totally new shell.