Does refinishing work?
the work is done properly it will last as long as 20 years. Be aware,
this is an alternative to costly replacement, which could cost as much as
5000 dollars. There is no surface which will last forever, not even
Do you offer colors other than white?
Surface Pros can custom match
virtually any color, from deep shades to delicate pastels, at an
additional low cost.
We can match virtually any popular brand name color to complete your
interior decoration vision, including colors by American
Standard, Behr, DuPont, Glidden, Kohler, Ralph Lauren, Lesco,
Sherwin Williams and many more! In addition we have dozens of
finishes that produce
the stone or granite like finish so popular in today’s kitchens and
I have shower doors. Do they have to be removed?
The doors do, but not the tracks. There is no warranty in track area
if they are left on. We strongly recommend removing them, if you are unable
to, we can remove them for you at an additional charge. You may want to
make sure your old doors are safety proof glass. Look for a stamp on the
glass that says "Safety Glass" or "Tempered
I have rust spots in my tub. Can this be repaired?
Yes, but cannot be guaranteed for further rusting. We do our best to
prevent this but sometimes cannot be stopped from future rusting.
Does the process have an odor?
It has an odor equivalent to the smell of nail polish. When we set up
our equipment, a ventilation fan is installed in your bathroom window.
If there is not a window available we will set up a powerful ventilation
machine to help remove any objectionable odors.
What can I use to clean my new surface with?
recommend several cleaners that will be safe for your newly refinished
Can I use a bath mat?
We do not recommend the use of
bathmats on a refinished bathtub. Surface Pros offers a permanent Slip
Resistant Surface that will match your bathtubs newly refinished surface
and it will not hold germs and bacteria like bathmats will.
What should I do to prepare the bathroom before you arrive?
The shower doors or curtains need to be removed, all items in the
shower area, counter tops, back of toilet, rugs, and any window
treatments should be removed as well. This will help us in the ability
to properly protect your bathroom.
What is the process you use for refinishing?
We thoroughly sand, clean and repair
chips, cracks, holes, rust, burns, etc... In porcelain, cast iron,
steel, fiberglass, cultured marble, or Formica surface/fixtures. We
again clean the surface, completely mask off the existing fixture and
the surrounding area. Next our technicians bond, prime, and apply
several coats of our acrylic coating which produces a hard, shiny, long
lasting finish that looks brand new.
How long will it last?
Fixtures refinished by Surface Pros
should easily last 10 to 15 years with proper care and maintenance.
How long will it take?
A standard size bathtub in reasonable
condition will take around 4 to 6 hours to refinish. The tub can be
ready to use within 12 hours (in commercial locations, using special
curing procedures) but we normally recommend leaving the surface cure
for 24 hours for the best hardening
Will refinishing Stop mildew?
Yes! The grout lines are sealed
against moister and the whole system becomes almost zero maintenance.
Why refinish instead of replacing?
Refinishing will save you up to 75% of the expense of parts and labor
to tear out and replace.
$750 - Demolition, removal & disposal
$350 - $550 Refinishing of tub
$350 - Cost of replacement tub
$350 - Plumbing
$450 - Tile Setter
$250 - Flooring, carpentry, caulking, etc.
$2,150 Total replacement cost
$350 - $550 Total Refinishing Cost
Time without tub: 7-10 days
Time without tub: 24 hours
Is this the same material that I can buy in a home improvement
No. This is a specially formulated series of coatings that are all
designed to work together. The durability, hardness, and texture of our
applied coatings are far superior to the kits of epoxy that are sold in
home improvement stores.
What if my bathtub has been refinished before?
All old resurfacing material should be removed down to the original
base before refinishing the area again. There is an additional charge
for this service.
Do you change plumbing fixtures?
Surface Pros installs new drains and overflow
Why does Surface Pros
replace the drains?
There are several reasons why we insist
on either removing and replacing the drain or installing a drop-in
drain kit. The drain area is the most susceptible to wear. Remember
when a bathtub is manufactured, its porcelain finish is applied
without the drain installed. To have a seamless finish we must
remove the old drain. If we feel that removing the old drain will
possibly create damage , we install a new chrome drop-in drain.The
second reason we replace the drains is appearance. You have a
beautiful newly refinished tub. Why would you want to reinstall an
old, dull, dated drain and overflow cap?
heat on the counter top?
Your refinished counter top can withstand
temperatures of several hundred degrees. However, prolonged exposure to
high heat can damage your Formica counter top.
Do you offer a warranty?
Yes! Surface Pros offers a 5 year
residential and 1 year commercial warranty on all of our resurfacing. We
provide a written guarantee that the surface will not peel or chip on
its own. Please refer to our
Warranty information page for complete details.