Bathtub Reglazing and Choosing the Right Service
Your tub has become old and ugly and you think you're ready a change. You are so tempted to buy that brand-new $300 bathtub unit at the retail hardware store. On the other hand, you can simply reglaze or refinish your old tub for much less hassle and cost and still have a tub your friends will swear is new.
For around $300 to $400, a reglazing company will add new coating to a regular-sized tub within a day, and it can be used again in just two to four days - way faster compared to a complete replacement.
Finding a Good Bathtub Reglazer  
Though all bathtub refinishing projects must result in a brand new-looking bathtub unit, not all service providers can deliver such results. To find the right professional bathtub refinishing service, take the following steps:
> Request estimates from several contractors.
> Inquire about their product, how long it takes them to finish the bathtub resurfacing project, and if they offer any warranties or guarantees.
> Research the contractor's background, particularly their level of experience in reglazing and any certifications they may have.
> Because the project requires the reglazers to be in your home, know what type of background checks they conduct on their workers or subcontractors.  
> Ask for client references and let them show photos of previous projects.
> Forget hiring someone without a license, bonding and insurance, even if they seem great every other way.  
You should receive the project estimate in written form. This will help you avoid unexpected charges at the end of the job.
Typical Bathtub Reglazing Issues
Even if you've hired the best professional in town, not all jobs turn out perfect. In the world of bathtub reglazing, these are signs that something is wrong:
>  Bubbles - indicates that air is trapped in between layers of paint, often because of inadequate drying time or not letting the coating set properly before the bathtub was used again
> Fading - occurs when the coating or paint is too thinly mixed or does not dry properly, or if the reglazed bathtub is cleaned using very harsh and abrasive products
> Roughess - shows that before the coating was applied, the bathtub's surface wasn't sanded or cleaned properly  
> Tacky feel - a sign that the coating hasn't properly set and might need reapplication, although it can also indicate that the reglazing chemicals were incorrectly mixed, or that there was something - perhaps a cleaning agent or chemical - that reacted with the coating
Just because a professional bathtub reglazer will work on your project doesn't mean you shouldn't be on top of it. By knowing how to hire a good contractor to how to check for reglazing problems, you should be just fine.

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