If you are not familiar with the differences in refinishing please allow me to explain. First, the phrase bathtub refinishing is actually the same as bathtub resurfacing or bathtub reglazing. Also bathtub refinishing works on more surfaces than just bathtubs. You will find that not only porcelain bathtubs can be refinished but also fiberglass bathtubs and shower surrounds, cultured marble bathtubs and shower surrounds along with acrylic bathtubs and surrounds can also be refinished with the same longevity and warranty as the traditional porcelain bathtub. Dallas Bathtub Refinishing Prices
Bathtub refinishing is the process of etching the old surface to create microscopic scratches and pores in the surface, then applying high quality silane to the surface which creates a chemical weld between the old surface and the new surface. This is followed by a 2mm film thickness of silicone injected fluoropolymer coating that mimics the look and feel of porcelain.
Silane is a molecular bonding agent that was developed by the aerospace industry. It was applied to high altitude aircraft to lock the paint into place. It uses moisture as a catalyst. Just as high altitude planes and equipment would subjected to extreme temperatures causing the components to form condensation the same happens when water and surface temperatures cause the surface to "sweat" this is why a great, high quality silane is so important in the refinishing Industry. Sadly, it is an expensive product and it is never seen because it is applied under the finish coat. However, the lack of this product will cause the surface to fail prematurely.
The second part of this process is the Fluoropolymer coating. This is the surface that you actually see and is the surface needed if you are wanting a permanent solution! The properties of silicone injected fluoropolymer coating are closer to a plastic than a paint. So it is a very hard, durable surface that will withstand chemicals, scratches and complete submersion under water 24 hours a day 365 days a year! Please don't confuse this with Epoxy or Aliphatic Acrylic paint like other refinishers are using.
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