GOTHAM CITY REGLAZING

Refinishing Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are "reglazing", “resurfacing” and "refinishing" all the same process?
A: They are all used interchangeably for refinishing porcelain, laminate, ceramic tile, fiberglass and cast iron fixtures. .

 

Q: How long does it take?
A: Refinishing usually takes only three to six hours to complete.

 

Q: Are there any offensive odors with refinishing?
A: Because resurfacing is a coating there are odors associated with it. There may be a slight odor after we are finished that should dissipate with in a few hours. Our technicians use a sophisticated ventilation system we help minimize these odors to your home


Q: How long do we have to wait before we can use our refinished surface?

A: You can take a shower the same night! Although, bathtubs should not be filled for 24 hours. 24 hours is our current standard for coatings and we highly recommend waiting to create the best possible opportunity for your new surface to cure.  

 

Q: Do I need to take special care of a refinished surface?

A: After your surface has been refinished you will be provided with care & maintenance instructions. The most important instruction is not to use any abrasive cleaners.

 

Q: How long will my resurfaced bathtub last?
A: If your resurfaced area is properly taken care of, it should last much longer then the *3 year warranty we offer. With proper care & maintenance your tub could last up to 10+ years! Our 5 year warranty covers 100% workmanship or materials defects.

*Please ask for details in regards to limited workmanship warranty

 

Q: I am concerned my tub will look painted? Will it be the same as the original finish?
A: The products we use are more like a coating then paint, there will be no brush marks, or drips because they are sprayed on. The products we use also bond directly to the substrate of your surface becoming a part of it. When your tub is finished it should have a high gloss finish that looks like it just came off the factory floor even if it didn’t!

 

Q: Can you refinish a tub that has been already refinished?
A: Yes, we simply strip the surface from the previous coating and refinishing it again like new.

 

Q: What kind of repairs can you do?
A: For bathtubs, showers and tile surrounds, we can fix cracks, rust, scratches, dull spots, chips, pits and discoloration in the refinishing process. For fiberglass we have several methods to fix your surface depending on the repair. We also do tile repairs/replacement! Kitchens countertops we the resurfacing process eliminates:  chips, knife cuts, burn marks, stains & scratches!

 

Q: What colors are available?
A: We offer many standard colors
for bathtubs White, Biscuit, & Bone, however we can defiantly order a custom color!

 

For countertop and ceramic tiles we offer two different selections lines:  Our Standard Finish that is a solid base with a secondary color flecked in for additional contrast. Or our Premium Finish an Imitation Stone Coating that can bring a high quality look to your space. Both coming in many different color choices

 

Q: What is acid etching?
A: Etching or also known as an acid wash, is an essential part of creating adhesion for resurfacing.  We understand some companies promote an "acid free" process as more safe. It is important to know though, that our acid wash becomes neutralized during the cleaning process preventing any harmful reactions.  Also, our technicians are fully trained and take every precaution to protect areas in and around where we are  resurfacing.

 

Q: What other surfaces can be refinished?
A: Tubs, wall tile, sinks, vanity tops, showers and shower bases, laminate countertops, cast iron porcelain, pressed steel enamel, fiberglass, and acrylic & countertops.