Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the bathtub refinishing process take? Our refinishing process typically only takes 3-4 hours to complete. Your bathtub will be ready to use 24 hours after completion. Why wait days or even weeks for a contractor to replace your bathtub when you can get the same results in only a day?
How long will my bathtub last? The durability of a bathtub refinished by Beautiful Finishes is very similar to that of a brand-new bathtub. If properly maintained and no abrasive chemicals are used for cleaning it will last you many years just as a brand-new bathtub would.
Does Beautiful Finishes offer a warranty? Beautiful Finishes offers an industry leading 5-year written warranty for all our work.
How do I care for and clean my refinished bathtub? Refinished bathtubs are often easier to clean than the original product. Make sure you use mild, non-abrasive cleaning products. Just as with a new bathtub, the finish or shine can be dulled by abrasive cleaners.
Will my refinished bathtub look like it has been painted? Your bathtub will not look like it was painted, since the material we use is more like a coating than a 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 Beautiful Finishes.
Will my refinished bathtub smell like it has been painted? Our technicians come equipped with full ventilation systems to expunge the fumes that do naturally occur with the use of solvents. Although you may notice a slight odor after we are finished, this typically is gone in a few hours.
What is the difference between bathtub refinishing and bathtub liners? Unlike our bathtub refinishing process, which is done on-site and in one day, bathtub liners are manufactured off-site as one-piece, heat-molded units that are inserted over your original bathtub or shower surface and then "glued" in place with adhesive caulk. Bathtub liners leave spaces between the liner and the original surface where moisture can condense and stagnate. Cracks in the liner can occur, releasing moisture and lead to unsanitary conditions. With our Thermofuse 5000™ process, the new finish, through a molecular bonding action, becomes a permanent part of the old fixture.
What makes Beautiful Finishes different from other refinishing companies? Beautiful Finishes was established in 1975, giving us over 45 years of professional refinishing experience! We only use the highest quality materials in our refinishing process, and our work is backed by our industry-leading 5-year warranty.
What is acid etching? Etching porcelain to maximize adhesion is an integral part of the successful refinishing process and provides superior service life for your refinished fixtures. Some companies promote an "acid free" process as a marketing tool, portraying etching as unsafe. Beautiful Finishes employs a stabilized etching solution that becomes neutralized during the cleaning process and will not harm any surrounding surfaces.
Can you refinish a tub that has been already refinished? Yes, a tub that has been refinished before can be refinished again. Beautiful Finishes will strip and clean the tub before we refinish it, so the old coatings are removed.