USA: Bathtub Refinishing: Bathtub Refinishing Suppliers
ABOUT BATHTUB REFINISHING
Bathtub Refinishing is a cheaper alternative to replacing a bathtub which has become stained, or has developed a rough surface. The service is usually carried out by a specialist company. Do-it-yourself kits are available; these must be used with care and strictly in accordance with instructions, as they involve the use of potentially hazardous materials. The most common method of bathtub refinishing is to apply and etching solution, which gives a slight roughened key for the primer. A cosmetic topcoat is then applied. The process can give an appearance very similar to that of a new bathtub, at a much lower cost. The same process can be applied to bathroom tiles, shower stalls, and kitchen tiles and countertops.
LEADING USA COMPANIES
The following leading companies providing refinishing services have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including colours and materials, and care and maintenance.
Beautiful Finishes Inc has been providing bath refinishing services in the Chicago area since 1975. It is headquartered in Bensenville, Illinois, USA. The Beautiful Finishes website is organized into the following main sections: Bathtubs, Tile Surrounds, Kitchen Cabinets, Counters, Appliances, and Anti-Slip Surfaces. After applying an etching solution, an underwater epoxy adhesive primer is applied; this adheres using molecular bonding action. An acrylic urethane topcoat is then applied to provide a bright hard finish. All work is covered by a five year written guarantee.
Bathtub Refinishing Referral Network, which is based in Kapolei Hawaii, supplies kits and materials for carrying out bath refinishing on a do-it-yourself basis. The bath refinishing kit comes in the form of spray cans, and work dries within 24 hours. The kit comprises bonding agent, and durable refinishing coatings suitable for porcelian, acrylic, cast iron, ceramic tile, cultured marble, fiberglass, and countertops. The company will respond to technical queries by email, and has a Live Help Chat available Monday through Friday. It has supplied refinishing kits to more than 48,000 customers since 1998.
Miracle Method is a franchise network of more than 100 bath refinishing operations throughout the USA. It has been operating for 25 years, and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. Miracle Method avoids the use of potentially hazardous acid for etching, by using an acid free bonding agent, MM-4. This fuses into the bathtub surface. Miracle Method can match an existing color, or can create almost any custom color of the customer's choice. Miracle Method can be used to refinish various surfaces, including fiberglass shower stalls, Formica counter tops, tiles, and acrylic tubs.
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