FAQs About Refinishing, Resurfacing, and Reglazing

Q. How long will a refinished bathtub and ceramic tile surround last?
A. Fortunately, it all depends on you. Just like a new bathtub and tile, the finish will retain a shiny, beautiful look for many years with basic care and maintenance.
Q. Can’t I use a cheap do-it-yourself kit from the store? A. Absolutely – but the results will probably be less than you hope for. For the professional, smooth, glossy, long-lasting finish that you want use a professional you trust. We refinish many failed DIY kits. There is a fee of $89-$199 to remove failed coating from a DIY kit.
Q. How durable are refinished bathtubs? A. All Surface Renew uses the most technologically advanced coating available to us. These finishes are specially designed to stand up to daily use and don’t require special care. Just like a newly manufactured bathtub, a refinished surface can be chipped or scratched if it’s abused.
Q. Do refinished tubs look painted? A. No. The process we use involves using a fine-finish spray gun process, which means you won’t be able to tell the tub has been refinished at all. No brush marks.. You don’t get that with a do-it-yourself refinishing kit from the store.
Q. How long does it take to refinish a bathtub? A. A standard sized bathtub, in reasonable condition, takes between 2-3 hours to refinish. The tub will normally be ready to use within 24 hours.
Q. How does refinishing compare to replacement costs? A. Refinishing costs vary across the country but refinishing will almost always be a fraction of the total cost of replacing a bathtub or ceramic tile surround. Replacing a bathtub and surround can easily cost $2200 or more when you consider the cost of removal, plumbing, setting new tile, etc. Refinishing can often save you up to 75% compared to the cost of removal and replacement! Call 512-788-0025 for an estimate.
Q. Is white the only color you have? A. No. We can match an existing color or create almost any custom color you wish.
Q. Can All Surface Renew fix chips, scratches and cracks? A. Chips, scratches, and cracks can usually be repaired during the preparation stage of the refinishing process.
Q. Is refinishing just for bathtubs? A. All Surface Renew can refinish a variety of surfaces including fiberglass shower stalls, kitchen Formica counter tops and other laminates, ceramic tile, cultured marble vanity tops, and acrylic tubs.
Q. How does refinishing work on Kitchen countertops? A. Our countertop refinishing works extremely well on all types of formica countertops, Corian, laminates, tile vanities, ceramic tile, and even cultured marble counters. The finish is extremely durable and easy to clean. A variety of colors and textures are available including our revolutionary stone finishes which give the appearance of granite, Silestone, countertops, but at significantly lower costs.
Q. Why should I have All Surface Renew refinish my bathtub, countertop, or tile? A. All Surface Renew is the expert Austinites choose for repair, refinishing, and tub conversions. Our client satisfaction and customer service say it all. Every customer receives the very best quality and service available because of our constant commitment to training, knowledge, and quality. We guarantee you will be happy.
Q. How does refinishing compare to bathtub liners? A. Liners are usually at least twice as expensive as refinishing and can take weeks from ordering to installation date. Most bathrooms do not require a liner. You will be impressed with our results!

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