I’ve heard acid etching is bad. Do you use it?

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Unlike other refinishers, we don’t use marketing gimmicks to set ourselves apart from the competition. Each bathtub is different, and the same process or product simply will not work on every tub. For example, acid etching won’t even work on plastic or fiberglass tubs. Similarly our preferred bonding agent won’t work well on an old highly damaged porcelain tub. In this case, the only way to assure you a durable and long lasting finish would be by using etching. We ...

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Does refinishing have an odor?

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If you choose our standard refinishing method, there will be an odor. There is virtually no smell with our water-based refinishing method. Our technicians come equipped with special ventilation fans to exhaust air from the work area outside, minimizing the odor. We also mix a bubblegum fragrance in with the coating to make the odor less offensive. We recommend leaving the bathroom fan on with the door closed for a day or two after the refinishing is complete.  After a ...

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How do I prepare my bath before you arrive?

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• Dripping faucets should be repaired before we can do the work.  However, we do have a way to divert water from a dripping faucet into the overflow drain. After the work is finished, the faucet should be fixed as a dripping faucet will void your warranty.

• Shower curtains and doors should be removed and the bathtub cleaned as best you can of soap scum, hair, etc.

• Please vacuum the bathroom floor thoroughly

• Please remove everything from the bathtub (soap, ...

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Can you refinish a tub that has already been refinished?

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Yes. A tub that has already been refinished can be refinished again. Improper refinishing, lack of proper maintenance or just old age can necessitate a second refinishing. Oahu Tub Experts will strip and clean the tub before refinishing it so the old coatings are removed. There is a $100-$150 additional charge for stripping an old refinish.

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How long does bathtub refinishing take?

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Our refinishing process typically only takes 4-5 hours to complete. As guests in your home, we take great care in prepping the area, and cleaning up after ourselves. We will not cut corners to save time. Using our standard refinishing method, your tub will be ready for use only 2 hours after we leave.

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I’ve heard horror stories about refinished tubs. Why?

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90% of the time, a failed job can be traced directly back to the preparation, which is also 70% of the work. Fly by night refinishers can save significant amounts of time by cutting corners on the prep work. Refinishing is a highly skilled job that requires extensive training. All our technicians have been personally trained, one-on-one, by Mike Ripp in Chicago. Mike is a legend in the industry and was previously the Director of Training for a major US ...

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Is your process “eco” or “green”?

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Our 2-hour method uses a low-VOC solvent-based finish that is far greener than EPA mandates. Our water-based coating has no odor and is not harmful in any way to the environment. Our bathtub restoration process does not use spraying and the chemicals used are eco-friendly. No matter what you decide, you are choosing wisely for the environment. Disposing of an old bathtub and replacing with a new one is costly on your pocketbook, and more costly still for the environment. ...

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