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Bathtub reglazing problems, answers, questions


Questions about the Refinishing Process

Why should I consider refinishing?

Surface refinishing is a cost effective makeover alternative to replacing a bathtub, or tile that is worn out, damaged, hard to clean.  Or simply the wrong color. Boise Bathtub Refinising will repair chips or cracks and restore the surface to look and feel like new. 

You’ll save thousands of dollars and avoid days or even weeks of demolition mess and costly replacement.

Yes! On residential work we offer a five-year warranty for bathtubs, wall tile and fiberglass units. This warranty covers workmanship, peeling or other failure of adhesion of the new coating.

Commercial work comes with a 1-year warranty.

Any warranty is for the property owner and/or the purchaser of our services and begins from the time the work is completed. We have a 3-year limited warranty on the following:

  • Repairs below the water level line on fiberglass bathtubs.
  • Extensive repairs on fiberglass bathtubs and showers that include reinforcing the support underneath.

  • Bathtubs - porcelain, fiberglass, acrylic, cultured marble, clawfoot tubs 
  • Tile, solid surfaces (Corian®, Silestone® etc), cultured marble
  • Ceramic Tile - walls, shower pans, showers, floors
  • Refinishing can save you up to 90% over the cost of replacement. Tub replacement starts with a new bathtub, which will typically cost between $375 and $500. However, the total cost to install can be $3,000 or more!

    Bathtub repair can be performed on porcelain, fiberglass, acrylic or marble surfaces. We can repair chips and cracks.

    Tiles that have been chipped can be repaired before refinishing. Missing grout will be replaced before refinishing. Resurfacing has an added benefit of sealing the grout.

    A standard size bathtub, in reasonable condition, takes only 3 to 4 hours to refinish. The tub will typically be ready to use within 24 hours.

    Urethane finishes contain solvents which are necessary to make the surface hard and durable. We use ventilation fans to exhaust odors and smells from the work area.

    Dissipation of the odor depends on a variety of factors including temperature and amount of air moved. Generally, most of the odor leaves within 24-48 hours as the finish completely cures creating a long lasting, beautiful finish!

    In the event you are sensitive to paint-like odors, please let us know so we can discuss accommodations for your resurfacing service.

    Questions About the Finish

    With proper care and maintenance, refinishing can extend the useful life of your fixtures, tiles & floors up to 10-15 years or more.

    We use a durable fluoropolymer not available to consumers, and back our quality work with a guarantee.

    We the most technologically advanced coatings available. The finishes are designed to stand up to daily use and do not require special care. However, like any bathtub, laminate, tile or hard surface, a reglazed surface can be chipped, cut or burned if it is abused. But no worry, we can easily repair and return a refinished surface to like new.

    You’ll find our care instructions are similar to those for most brand new bathtubs or showers…do not use cleaners that contain abrasives, harsh acids, or bleach. Most bathtubs, sinks and tile become worn and dull due to abrasive cleansers, not from time.

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    We can match any existing color or create almost any custom color of your choosing. We also offer enamel looks in a variety of colors and textures for sinks, vanities and tile surrounds.

    Pick a color to change your shower here.

    The deep gloss of a refinished bathtub resembles new porcelain. In fact, most people will have a difficult time telling any difference between a new bathtub and a Boise Bathtub Refinishing tub.

    We cannot prevent dust from settling onto the newly refinished surface, as we are not working in a 100% dust-free environment. Sometimes dust, fluff, lint, or even small bugs (flies, butterflies, etc.) might get stuck on the freshly refinished surface.

    DO NOT PICK OR TRY TO REMOVE PARTICLES AS THIS MAY DAMAGE THE SURFACE. Most times the lint or fluff can disappear during the first 2-3 weeks when the tub is washed.

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    display pic Elizabeth P

    Matt was cleancut, very honest. I knew I could trust him when he sprayed my old bathtub but told me to buy new sinks. We saved hundreds

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    Matt did an amazing job on my bathtub, it was an old porcelain tub and it looks brand new. Definitely will use him again.

    client 01
    Linda Graham

    I didn’t realize it was possible to refinish a tub or shower. Matt did a tremendous job. I had a dated/stained tub and and a separate shower. Now they look amazing!

    client 02
    JoBecka T

    Boise Refinishing sprayed a new glaze on the tub and tiles. Wow-wee! Wow. Amazing- it took him only a few hours, plus it was only $600!

    client 03
    Jim M.
    Nampa Idaho

    Great job Matt. Our customer is very happy with the results. Thank you so much!!!

    client 04
    Darius Elison
    Meridian, ID

    Still Boise's Most Trusted Bathroom Remodeler

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    It's time to love your bath again!

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