When the refinishing process is mentioned either a few images may come to mind. These images are based sometimes on your personal experiences or possibly a video you have seen and we need to understand why negative experiences happen.
I started Dallas Bathtub Services in 1991 while I was a senior in high school. I took the business full time in 1992. So I have seen my fair share of horror stories during that time. Very seldom is it a bad job by the person doing the refinishing. More times than not it is a simple matter of not understanding the refinishing process and simply not having the correct coatings and knowledge of the refinishing process.
The bathtub refinishing kits are nothing more than water resistant paint. They are going to peel. They are going to flake, reason why is because they are not water proof.
They were never made for bathtub and tile refinishing they were made for exterior use (which is why they have a good water resistant properties). However, lets think about what a bathtub or shower goes thru just during a basic use. Hot water, soaps possible hair solutions such as dye products and more. If you are looking to have your bathtub, shower or tub refinished I hope you consider Dallas Bathtub Services I service all the cities surrounding the Dallas, TX area. I will be upfront in honest in every way.
Dallas Bathtub Services has released a consumer education series that was picked up by over 150 news outlets across the United States. My hope is that this will help inform consumers about the process of bathtub refinishing and teach the difference between bathtub painting and bathtub refinishing.
Dallas Bathtub Services on Fox19 News
Fox19 - Dallas Bathtub Services explains the differences between bathtub refinishing and bathtub painting. The attention to detail, during the explanation process says great things about the actual work performed by Dallas Bathtub Services. For the full story go to Fox19
Dallas Bathtub Services On ABC8 Eye Witness News
Dallas bathtub services explains how Silane is used in the Dallas bathtub services process and what is accomplished through the use of this product. The process of bathtub refinishing is much more than painting with epoxy and that is a clear statement after reading this story. More on ABC8 Eyewitness News.
Dallas Bathtub Services KLTV ABC News
Bathtub painting is a quick fix of painting on top of the old surface developed for apartments and hotels to fill the need of that fixture looking good for a short time. Dallas Bathtub Services is a professional bathtub, tile and shower refinishing professional and native Dallas Texan that delivers a permanent solution backed by a valuable 8 year transferable warranty established in 1992. more on ABC Network at KLTV.com
Dallas Bathtub Services Integrating a new fluoropolymer surface into, not painting epoxy paint on top of the old surface. A synergistic approach using mechanical and high quality silane coupling agents for chemical bonding. This is the art and technique of bathtub refinishing.
Back when I first started with Dallas bathtub services in 1991 I had absolutely no clue what bathtub refinishing was and what it took to achieve it. I was a senior in high school and an elderly Gentleman I met by pure happenstance offered to teach me the trade for $5000.00. I guess in hindsight it worked out that we were both good people because at 18 years old I paid him $3000.00 in cash upfront with nothing more than a handshake and he trained me on the bathtubs at the old Faulkner properties on I-30 by Lake Ray Hubbard. It was suppose to be a 4 week class but I continued to sub contract for him my senior year of High school and I will be very honest. I learned from that man every single ... I wont say day... but I can honestly say week. Every single week there was at least one major thing I learned.
I remember an auto paint guy asking him for work and not understanding when he would not use him. "It's not bathtub painting" and once the consumer and professional alike understands this and more importantly embraces this then we can get rid of the Epoxy D.I.Y. kits that should be terminated for misleading people for years!
Dallas Bathtub Services on Bathtub Painting
A loaded question is ... Can a bathtub be painted? My response is just because something can be done, does that mean it should be done? I mean It's like saying Can I drive my truck into the river? Sure you can! However....... we know the outcome. It's the same thing with painting a bathtub. Sure it can be done but I swear to you it is going to peel!
The fact it looked good for a picture 15 minutes after it was completed means nothing. I have correctly restored dozens of bathtubs that were painted with Kilz (the stain blocking paint for walls) I personally watched a maintenance guy paint a fiberglass bathtub with kilz years ago and It looked actually pretty damn good! Until exactly 2 days later (it was a Wednesday he did that and Friday night I stayed late to correctly refinish the tub) when the resident moved in and said paint was peeling off the bathtub!
Dallas Bathtub Services
Integrating a new surface into the old backed by an 8 year transferable warranty.