FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:  What is refinishing?

The process involves the spraying of a urethane polymer that will restore your bathtub to its beautiful and easy to clean finish. This polymer finish dries to a hard finish to maximize its durability.  Definition: re-finish: “to give a new surface” also known as: bathtub refinishing, porcelain refinishing, tub refinishing, bathtub painting, refinishing, porcelain re-glazing, bathtub resurfacing, bathtub re-glazing.

  • Q:  Isn’t it cheaper to buy a new tub?

Reglazing a tub is the way to go if you want to save time and money. Once the cost of labor and time are figured into the removal of the old tub and the plumbing, plus landfill costs, then the installation of the new tub, you will find the cost goes up very quickly.

  • Q:  Do I (the customer) need to do anything before you arrive?

Yes, it is important that there are no leaking faucets. Also, all loose items need to be removed from the bathroom and the counters should be cleared.

  • Q:  Why do different companies charge different prices?

Like everything else, you get what you pay for. Cheaper prices mean some shortcuts have been taken and or a cheaper material is being used. They also probably don’t have the specialized equipment needed to do the refinishing process correctly.

  • Q:  Is all bathtub reglazing the same?

Absolutely not! Different reglazing companies use different products and procedures, and the results, of course are not the same. Some will paint a bathtub with a marine paint or epoxies. Some use acrylics or other industrial coatings that are not engineered specifically for resurfacing bathtubs (i.e., car paint will not do) reglazers use a large variety of spray equipment.

Eastern uses only state of the art, specially designed equipment which reduces over spray to as close to zero as possible, and we have equipment that allows us to take the steps needed to not only make the work environment safe but allows for our process to be done with no mess, or odor or damage which could result from over spray or paint mist.

Eastern Refinishing’s materials are specifically engineered for resurfacing bathtubs. With the eastern refinishing process, bathtubs and more can be reglazed with no or little disruption to the occupants of the home.

  • Q:  How long will it take to reglaze my bathtub?

Normally between 3 to 4 hours, depending on the condition of the surface. If the tub has had something put on it before, we would have to strip this off which could add another hour at least to the process. The whole reglazing process will be completed all in the same day.

  • Q:  What type of material do you use?

We use the highest quality material available. An aliphatic acrylic urethane. Developed for us by Hawk Labs. Its called Glas-Tech 9000

  • Q:  What colors are available?

We can refinish your surfaces in virtually any color! In addition to our regular colors, if you have a paint chip, a sample item , or swatch our manufacturer can custom make our coating to match.