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All About Kitchen & Bath — FAQ

Our customers have many questions about fiberglass porcelain repair. What does it involve? How long does it take? What does it cost? Here, you'll find the answers to the questions we receive most frequently. If you have further questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us.

What is bathtub refinishing?

Refinishing a bathtub — also known as reglazing — imparts a brand new surface on the original bathtub, without the need for removal. This process takes only a few hours and results in a brand-new, shiny, clean, durable, and high-gloss surface in any color the customer chooses.

Will my refinished bathtub look like it has been painted?

This is a common myth in the bathtub refinishing industry. Your bathtub will not look like it was painted, as the material we use is more similar to a coating than paint. In fact, our technicians pride themselves on the fact that it is quite difficult for an untrained eye to tell the difference between a brand new bathtub and one that has been refinished by us.

How do I care for and clean my refinished bathtub?

Refinished bathtubs are often easier to clean than the original product. Be sure to use mild, non-abrasive cleaning products. Just as with a new bathtub, abrasive cleaners can dull the finish or shine.

What are the benefits of bathtub refinishing over replacement?

Bathtub refinishing allows customers to design any style bathroom in any color scheme without having to choose colors based on the original bathtub, sink, or toilet. We can also repair and resurface ceramic tile, allowing for a complete bathroom color change in a matter of hours, without disrupting the walls, plumbing, or electrical work.

How much will I save with bathtub refinishing as opposed to replacement?

Refinishing your bathtub will save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars compared to bathtub replacement. While a brand new bathtub may only cost $300, there are often several hidden costs associated with replacement, such as removal and disposal costs, plumbing alterations, and tile work. These costs add up, and you can easily end up spending nearly $2,500 to replace your bathtub. Please note that the cost of refinishing varies depending on the size of your tub.

What surfaces can be refinished?

There are many surfaces in your home that can become scratched, dull, or outdated. These surfaces — including bathtubs, tiles, countertops, sinks, vanities, and major appliances — make ideal candidates for refinishing as they remain structurally sound despite their lackluster surface.

Who can use our services?

Our kitchen and bath refinishing experts serve homeowners, hotel operators, and apartment complexes.

What colors does All About Kitchen and Bath LLC offer?

We offer a wide variety of factory-ready colors, or you can request a color of your own! And with our custom color-matching technology, we can create a color to match your existing bathroom fixtures.

How does our refinishing process differ from the competition?

Some refinishing companies take shortcuts, such as skipping the etching and priming stages of the refinishing process. Industry-wide studies and laboratory testing show that etching is a critical step in the process in order to maximize adhesion and the finished product's durability. Our primer and preparation process has the best track record in the industry.

What is the difference between bathtub refinishing and bathtub liners?

Our bathtub refinishing process is completed on-site in only one day. Conversely, bathtub liners are manufactured off-site as one piece, heat-molded units to be inserted over your original bathtub or shower surface. These liners are then glued in place with adhesive caulk. This process leaves a space between the original surface and the liner where moisture can condense and stagnate. Additionally, cracks can appear in the liner, releasing moisture and leading to unsanitary conditions. With our bonding and etching process, the new finish becomes a permanent part of the old fixture through a molecular bonding action.