- How much will I save with reglazing vs. replacement?
Reglazing is the way to go if you DO NOT want remodel your entire bathroom. It can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars over replacement. While a brand new bathtub may only cost as little as $300 there are hidden costs such as removal and disposal cost, plumbing alterations, and tile work. These costs add up and you can easily end up spending nearly $2,500 to replace your bathtub.
- How long does the bathtub refinishing process take?
Our reglazing process typically only takes 2-5 hours to complete. You can use you use the fixture IN 48 HOURS.
- Does the Surface Magic offer a warranty?
We offer an industry leading 5 year warranty for residential work and 3 years for high traffic commercial jobs like hotels, motels, apartments and university housing.
- How do I care for my new reglazed fixture?
All reglazed surfaces should be cleaned with a non-abrasive mild cleanser. We recommend Dow Scrubbing Bubbles, Mr Clean or Fantastic. The newly reglazed surface will be completely smooth and your grout lines will be sealed (if tile is reglazed), leaving a surface that is non-porous and resistant to mold, mildew and dirt. This surface will only require light cleaning with a mild detergent such as the ones recommended. No scrubbing or scouring will be needed.
- Will my reglazed bathtub look like it has been painted?
Absolutely not it will look very much like a new tub. In fact our technicians pride themselves on the fact that it is quite difficult for an untrained eye to tell the difference between a new bathtub and a reglazed one.
- Is there an odor while the work is being done?
Our technicians come equipped with full ventilation systems for occupied units to extract odors that naturally occur with our process. You may notice a slight odor after we are finished this typically is gone within a few hours.
- What other surfaces does the Tub Doctor work on?
Besides bathtubs we offer a variety of refinishing services for almost any surface in your bath or kitchen including tile, sinks, counter tops and vanities. Click our Portfolio link to view some examples of our work.
- Can my counter tops be reglazed?
Our reglazing process works on a variety of counter top surfaces, including Formica, tile, and cultured marble. It also saves you money with our Stone-Flecks™ imitation stone finishing system. You can have that natural-stone look for a fraction of the cost of marble or granite!
- Do you repair cracks, chips, and scratches in my bathtub?
We will fill in any chips or other imperfections in your bathtub or other surface prior to the refinishing process. We make your damaged porcelain, acrylic, or fiberglass surface look as good as new.
- What makes The Surface Magic different from other refinishing companies?
We only use the highest quality materials in our refinishing process but our technicians are what set us apart.
- Is the new finish the same as the original finish?
No it’s not. Anyone that even hints that it is porcelain is deceiving you. To duplicate a porcelain finish the fixture needs to be fired in a kiln at 2500 degrees not practical in a home! It’s a synthetic which when applied hardens to a beautiful high gloss porcelain-like luster. The Surface Magic formula is a unique process developed specifically for bathtubs. It is laboratory tested to meet the highest standards of product performance and quality. Our long list of satisfied customers proves that claim and guarantees your complete satisfaction.
- Do You Change Any of The Plumbing Fixtures?
Plumbing problems (leaks, broken fixtures, etc.) must be resolved before the tub is reglazed/ the material needs to stay dry for at least 24 – 48 hrs to cure.
- Can I use the bathtub before you arrive?
Yes the tub does not need to be dry when we arrive. You can use it right up to the minute before we get there.
- Can I change the color?
Yes for additional charge we can reglaze in any color you wish.