To understand what bathtub refinishing is you must first understand what bathtub refinishing is not. In order to accomplish this Dallas bathtub refinishing reviews the bathtub, shower and tile refinishing process.
I have been asked this question a handful of times over the last year so I think it needs to be addressed. You first need to understand the information I provide is for the Dallas,TX. area. Every state is different but as far as the state of Texas there is no such thing as a licensed bathtub refinisher. It simply can not exist on an official level because there is no such thing. I have heard silly things on forums were a refinisher will say they are referring to a state issued drivers license (I feel my face blush from embarrassment by writing this) however, it needs to be discussed. Us professionals that care about our Industry and want to earn a living in a truthful manner should present the truth to the consumer. No bathtub refinishing license exist in the state of Texas. So it is impossible to be a licensed bathtub refinishing professional as of October 1, 2018.
Any company issued license holds zero value on a state level because there is no accountability. It would be like me, as the owner of Dallas Bathtub Services issuing myself a fancy looking laminated license. I could have the lettering blazed on in 24 K gold ink with the most official looking font and man, it would look great... be worthless but look great! So no, there is no such thing as a license for refinishing.
Dallas Bathtub Refinishing Reviews Procedures
I am also asked several times a month "is there honestly a difference in what each business does to refinish a bathtub?" Yes! I would even argue there is a difference in the way each technician that works for a specific company does. Although the coating is very, very important it is no less important than the cleaning procedure, the etching procedure (or lack of), the molecular bonding procedure (or lack of) and the correct application procedure of not only each step but the final application of the finish.
This why you will have people that swear bathtub refinishing peels and other people that will swear it works better than they could have dreamed! The truth is both accounts are very accurate yet the ones that peel you will find were not correctly refinished and by saying that It could be any part of the refinishing process that was incorrectly completed. Let me give you an example. Say the bathtub is etched and cleaned up so no residue is remaining and the refinisher leans over the tub and places their hand or elbow on the side of the tub.... that area is now contaminated ... it can of course be recleaned but if your not mindful and aware it can be an issue. Dallas bathtub refinishing reviews
The molecular bonding agent which is hand rubbed works great and it penetrates into the pores and scratches and truly welds the finish in place! However, during this process if you do not use a cross hatch pattern there is a very high probability of completely missing some areas of the tub. It may be an area that is 1 inch long by 2 inches wide but if it is missed .... it will be an issue. What most consumers think of when they ask if all bathtub refinishing is the same would be the part you actually see, the finish. Again, No it is not all the same. I have personally seen everything from krylon spray cans, appliance epoxy, urethane paints, automotive laquers to Kilz stain blocker used. One thing these all have in common is they are going to fail and that is a promise. Dallas bathtub refinishing reviews