Servicing the Pittsburgh Region


What is resurfacing?
Resurfacing (also referred to as reglazing, or refinishing) is a process that bonds a hard, glossy molecular chemical coating over the existing fixture. This process is most notably used on bathtubs, sinks, and wall tile. The process begins with cleaning, and an acid wash. After that, we sand, and mask, then apply a primer coat and 3 coats of material to acheive a glossy smooth finish. We then unmask and caulk where applicable.

How do I know if my fixture(s) are in need of resurfacing?
Generally there are two major reasons to consider resurfacing. 1) If your fixture is hard to clean, stained, or discolored; 2) To spruce up an old bathroom, ie change colors, or just make it look new again.

How long does the process take?
Most work can be completed in less than one day. A typical bathtub takes between 1 and 3 hours depending on its existing condition.

How long before I can use the fixture?
A resurfaced fixture is usually dry to the touch upon completion. However it takes 24 hours to harden for use.

How do I clean my Perma Ceram finish?
There are a wide variety of cleaners which are good. Most importantly they must be non-abrasive.

What is the guarantee?
Up to five years from the date of completion. The finish is guaranteed against flaking, peeling, crazing, and any other workmanship defects.

How long does the finish last?
Generally with good care and maintanance the average finish lasts between 6-10 years.

If my bathtub has been refinished before, can it be done again?
Yes, absolutely. There is no limit to how many times a fixture can be refinished.

Is the Perma Ceram finish slippery?
In general we have found few instances where people complained about the finish being slippery. You may use a bathmat, but it MUST BE REMOVED after every use, and not left in the bathtub.If you feel the need for some added grip in a bathtub we also do have several options for this.

Is there any odor?
Unfortunately whenever you use any chemicals there is going to be an odor. How offensive it is depends upon each individual. We use a fan or ventilator depening on if there is a window in the room. This does help to evacuate most of the odors in the bathroom.

What colors are available?
We can match almost any color. We exclusively use the Benjamin Moore, or the color charts of the major bathroom fixture manufacturers. If these options do not suit your needs, then all you need to do is provide us with a sample, or the manufacturer's name, and color name if basing the color on a paint chip.

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