Are you ready to upgrade your cast iron tub but aren’t ready for a huge outlay in time, expense, and inconvenience? Many people are concerned about the environment and don’t want to add to unnecessary waste to landfills by discarding their old tub just because it is stained, has damage, or looks out-of-date.
You may think that the only way to renovate your bathtub is to tear it out and replace it. That usually involves the mess and hassle of demolition, waiting for a new fixture to be delivered, and having your bath out of commission while the work of installing the new tub is completed. All of this adds up to considerable expense, which could make you hesitate to even start on it.
We’d like to introduce you to a unique alternative: bathtub reglazing with liquid acrylic. It gives you all the benefits of a like-new tub with none of the inconvenience. It’s quick, simple, beautiful, and durable. Read on to find out about this exciting method and why so many property owners are thrilled with the results.
Green living is gaining popularity in recent years, and with good reason. Our planet is getting overloaded with discarded items at an unparalleled rate. We’re running out of room in our landfills, and the problem is more serious in highly populated areas. Many people want to reduce, reuse, and recycle rather than throwing away and replacing their belongings.
Leading-edge methods and materials are advancing and improving all the time, and these innovations allow us to live a greener life while still enjoying the conveniences of modern life.
Cast iron bathtubs are a great example of an item worth preserving and updating. They are extremely sturdy and practically indestructible. They also retain heat well, which means the water stays warm while you have a nice long soak in the tub. They have a timeless look, so they never really go out of style. They’re strong enough to be functional for decades.
With so many advantages, it’s no wonder that people want to keep them instead of replacing them. But although the cast iron lasts for years, the enamel finish doesn’t always last that long.
After some years, they can start to get stains, cracks, and chips that ruin not just the surface of the tub but also the look of the bathroom as a whole.
If this is your situation, acrylic bathtub reglazing using the pour-on method is an excellent option. This revolutionary process renews your bathtub and extends its life for many years. Read on for more information and a special offer.
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Liquid acrylic is a unique material comprising a thick acrylic base and a hardener. After the surface of the tub is thoroughly prepared, the components are mixed in precise proportions. The craftsman has a limited work time before the material sets up, so expert precision is needed to apply it properly. The acrylic is poured on the surface of tub, working methodically from top to bottom, and then it is evened out. Since the material is self-leveling, it dries with a smooth, consistent finish.
The acrylic glaze has special properties that produce exceptional results. It’s strong and durable, adding many years of use to an existing tub. It’s also flexible and pliable, so it covers the surface completely without bubbles, ridges or bare spots, and it can stand up to daily use and normal wear and tear.
Its superior adhesion keeps the surface pristine for years without chipping, cracking or fading. In fact, the reglazed finish can last for 15 years or more with proper maintenance.
What sets pour-on liquid acrylic apart from other methods? Explore the benefits and see why it’s the top choice of homeowners and professionals alike. With all the advantages and none of the drawbacks, you really can have it all.
Liquid acrylic coats the surface of your tub completely and evenly, giving it a smooth, elegant finish that makes it shine like new.
There’s no need to remove the old tub and install a new one, so you get the same results while saving time, money and inconvenience.
Over time, the enamel on cast-iron bathtubs can get badly damaged. You may think that deep cracks, chips and peeling make your bathtub beyond repair.
But the good news is that liquid acrylic is extremely pliable, so it can fill in the damage on the cast iron, forming a strong, durable finish.
No heavy equipment is brought into your home for the application process.
Our skilled specialists use simple tools to apply and spread the glazing material, and since it’s self-leveling it gives an even finish without ridges, bubbles or bare spots.
Refinishing with acrylic means that your bathtub does not have to be dismantled. Cast iron tubs are extremely heavy, so dismantling it is no small task.
It can take several people to move it, and walls and floors are often damaged in the process, not to mention the difficulty of maneuvering doorways, stairs and other obstacles.
On the other hand, reglazing is a quick, simple process that keeps your cast iron tub in place and gives it a new life, transforming the look of your whole bathroom.
Cleaning a refinished tub is a breeze. If you spend hours scrubbing and scouring an old tub with a damaged finish only to be disappointed with the results, you’ll love the look and feel of a reglazed finish.
The smooth surface is easy to keep clean, and the solid finish of the acrylic makes it resistant to dirt, water spots and microbes.
You won’t need strong chemicals to keep it clean and germ-free; all you need is just a mild cleaner and a soft sponge.
Bathtub reglazing materials are safe for you and your family and odor-free, both during the application process and after drying.
Its zero-VOC status allows you to stay in your home the entire time the work is done without worrying about chemical hazards.
It’s also kind to the earth, both because of its safe composition and because refinishing your tub rather than replacing it cuts down on landfill waste.
Once dry, the hardened acrylic finish is extremely strong and durable. It resists peeling, chipping, and cracking, and it can stand up to the wear and tear of daily use as well as items that are accidentally dropped (think shower gel and shampoo bottles).
The materials and labor are very affordable. Reglazing your bathtub costs a fraction of replacing it, and when you consider the long-lasting results your savings are even more impressive.
Color pastes can be added to the acrylic material to give your tub any color finish you like. Although white is the most popular, many property owners choose to give their fixtures a decorative touch with a designer color.
Besides giving a new finish to your bathtub, liquid acrylic can be used to seal the area where the tub meets the wall.
It’s important to keep moisture from seeping into the wall and causing mold and mildew, so applying the acrylic next to the wall helps keep the water out and prevent damage.
Pour-on acrylic reglazing takes very little time, especially compared to removing and replacing your tub.
The whole process, including surface preparation, acrylic application and cleanup, takes only 3-4 hours.
Drying times range from 24 to 48 hours, depending on the materials used, and your bathtub is ready to use. No waiting days or weeks to enjoy your newly refinished tub!.
Liquid acrylic glaze gives your bathtub a brilliant white shine that rivals that of a brand-new tub. The elegant finish lasts for years, even with daily use.
The bathtub is disconnected from the water supply, and the faucet, spout, and drain are removed.
The old enamel coating is removed in order to make a clean surface for the glazing material to adhere to. The surface is sanded to smooth out chips and cracks, leaving a rough but even surface.
Once the old enamel is completely removed, the dust and debris are cleaned off. The entire surface is disinfected and degreased to assure that the acrylic will form a strong, reliable bond to the surface.
The acrylic base and hardener are carefully mixed following the manufacturer’s instructions. This is done immediately before applying the glaze because once it’s mixed it has a limited working time. The craftsman uses a shallow container to pour the acrylic mixture on the surface of the tub.
Working from the top down, the material is poured evenly in a small stream along the entire perimeter. As the acrylic coats the surface of the tub, the technician assures that it is evenly distributed and all areas are covered. The material is self-leveling, so the result is a smooth, glass-like finish.
Our responsive, friendly service and time-tested superior product set us apart in the industry. But don’t just take our word for it—listen to what our clients have to say:
For professional results, we recommend choosing highly-trained, experienced specialists that will give your bathtub the painstaking detail it deserves. We take pride in meticulously repairing your tub and preparing the surface before carefully applying the glaze to ensure that you get a high-quality finish that’s beautiful and durable.
Don’t delay; take advantage of our special pricing and enjoy outstanding results.