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Liquid Acrylic for Bathtub

Bathtub Refinishing Kit

If you’re thinking about refinishing your bathtub or other bathroom fixture, you may have heard the term “liquid acrylic” tossed around. What’s so special about liquid acrylic?

Well, first of all this versatile material is flexible and pliable, which makes it easy to work with. It’s durable and reliable, providing a strong finish that can last 7-15 years or even longer. It’s eco-friendly and gives stunning results. Find out more about this modern, leading-edge material and why it’s a great option for anyone who wants to repair, renovate or just update their bathtub, sink or shower base.

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Why use polyurethane acrylic for refinishing bathtubs?

What is liquid acrylic and why is it such an exceptional material for reglazing bath fixtures? The secret lies in its unique characteristics.

The polymer base of liquid acrylic has a dense consistency that is pliable and self-leveling. Because of its strong composition, it creates a flawless finish that’s also extremely durable.

Before applying the reglazing material, the surface of the tub is prepared by repairing, sanding and cleaning it. Once the prep work is done and the tub is ready to be reglazed, then the polymer base and hardener are mixed together. (Since the acrylic material has a limited working time, the material cannot be mixed ahead of time.)

The refinishing specialist has just 60-120 minutes to apply the compound. It can be difficult for inexperienced workers to finish the work in this amount of time, so it’s best to trust the job to an expert craftsman who has the training and experience needed to get the best results.

Each step of the process requires meticulous attention to detail. The ingredients must be thoroughly mixed for a specified amount of time and following a certain procedure to ensure consistency in the finish.

Failure to do so can result in a poorly mixed compound that gives an inferior finish, which results in an unreliable, weak, uneven surface with yellow spots. It quickly wears off, wasting your valuable investment of time and money.

Liquid Bathtub (Completed Work)

The application process also requires a high degree of accuracy. Due to its dense consistency, the material is poured onto the surface rather than using a brush, roller or sprayer. This leaves a smooth, consistent finish without any brush strokes, fibers or bare spots to ruin the appearance.

When applied correctly, the material is self-leveling and any irregularities on the surface will be filled in, creating a perfectly even coating. The material flows into the contours of the fixture, so it can even be used on tubs that have a non-standard shape, such as whirlpool tubs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What material is used?

QuestionThe liquid acrylic material we use is ArmoGlaze, which is safe for you, your children, and the environment, with near zero VOC status. It solidifies and is ready to use in 24 hours. The material and process are odorless and non-toxic during application and after.

This technology has been used since 2011 with outstanding results.

What procedure do the technicians use to refinish the bathtub?

ChoiceIf the old plumbing needs to be replaced, that is done before the reglazing process begins. The surface needs to be properly prepared before applying the coating. This includes cleaning the surface with sandpaper and an abrasive powder to remove the old enamel and eliminate damage and defects. Next, the dust is removed and the surface is treated with acidic compounds to neutralize any residue and provide a smooth, even surface.

When the preparation is complete, the surface of the bathtub is covered with liquid acrylic using the pour-on application process. The skilled refinisher assures that the material is evenly applied and leveled to form a smooth, uniform glaze.

Can any type of bathtub be refinished?

ArmoglazeLiquid acrylic is a versatile, leading-edge material with exceptional bonding properties, which means it adheres to different types of surfaces, such as cast iron, artificial stone, and acrylic. This makes it ideal for various bathroom fixtures, such as bathtubs, shower pans, and sinks.

How long does the reglazed finish last?

How long?The professionally reglazed finish should last for 7 to 15 years with proper maintenance. It’s essential to follow the manufacturer’s required maintenance instructions in order to extend the lifespan of the finish.

Our pour-on method lasts several times longer than spray-on techniques and resists peeling.

Is porcelain tub reglazing a DIY project?

ToolsBathtub reglazing requires specific tools and expertise as well as a considerable amount of time, effort and attention to detail. For that reason, it’s generally not a DIY project.

To guarantee that the job is done right and to prevent damage to your bathtub or property, it’s advisable to hire a professional refinisher. Our proven pour-on application system performed by experienced technicians assures you will be satisfied with the high-quality outcome.

What are the advantages of liquid acrylic?

Our professional refinishers use ArmoGlaze, an advanced liquid acrylic material that was developed in Europe in the Republic of Slovenia. The raw materials come from European companies, and all ingredients and products are subject to strict quality controls. Polyurethane acrylic is an effective, environmentally-friendly product whose efficacy and safety have been proven by numerous studies and hands-on experience in the field.

The material is virtually odor-free, during both the application process and the subsequent drying time. It has a near-zero VOC status, which means that it is safe for your family, as well as for professionals that work with it. There is no need to vacate the premises while the work is in progress or after, minimizing inconveniences during the process.

Over the years, advances have been made in the composition of liquid acrylic, leading to even more benefits. Modern materials can now dry completely and be ready to use in just 24 hours, saving a significant amount of time. Also, some formulations are enriched with silver ions, boosting hygiene and safety.

For those wanting a distinctive designer look, color pigments can be added to the product to enhance their bathroom and make a bold statement or give it a creative, artistic flare.

Liquid Bathtub In Process

Polyurethane acrylic makes a beautiful finish, but it is also extremely durable. It has a thick consistency, with the coating being about 1/5 inch thick. It is also pliable and impact-resistant, preventing cracks, chips and peeling. Property owners are surprised to learn that the reglazed finish can last up to 12-15 years with proper maintenance, all the while keeping its smooth, pristine appearance.

Damaged, worn-out and faded fixtures are all great candidates for reglazing with liquid acrylic. Our skilled craftsmen can restore old enameled cast iron tubs, bathtubs that have had acrylic inserts removed and even fixtures with deep damage using this material. They’re experts in bringing back the shine and luster your tub had when it was new.

Hygiene is another outstanding characteristic of liquid acrylic that makes it ideal for refinishing bathroom fixtures. Due to its smooth, non-porous surface, it resists microorganisms, dirt and rust. Applying acrylic to the corners adjacent to the wall can help keep mold and fungus at bay by preventing excess moisture buildup.

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Bottom line: Polyurethane acrylic is a simple, affordable choice for renewing your old, damaged or worn-out tub. It offers all the advantages of a new fixture without the inconvenience and expense. It’s eco-friendly and odorless, so it’s safe for you and your family. The pour-on application process takes only 3-4 hours, and it’s ready to use in about 24 hours. The finish lasts for up to 15 years, keeping its clean, hygienic surface and snow-white radiance. Instead of tearing out and replacing your tub, choose to refinish it with liquid acrylic to save time, money and hassle. You’ll be glad you did every day when you enjoy a luxurious bathing experience in your like-new tub.

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