Our Reglazing Process: What is Reglazing

THE REGLAZING PROCESS WITH A FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY

Unlock the Power of Sustainability: A Deep Dive into Our Reglazing Process

Experience the magic of sustainable reglazing as we breathe new life into your surfaces. Our process begins with a thorough assessment of your bathtubs, showers, sinks, and countertops, ensuring we address any chips, cracks, or imperfections. We then employ eco-friendly cleaning solutions and low-VOC materials to prepare the surfaces, minimizing environmental impact. With precision and expertise, our skilled technicians apply the reglazing materials, rejuvenating your surfaces while preserving the planet. Say goodbye to outdated surfaces and hello to sustainability with our reglazing services!

A Step-by-Step Guide to Sustainable Reglazing

Embark on a journey towards sustainability with our reglazing process designed to minimize environmental footprint. Step one involves a comprehensive assessment of your surfaces, where we identify areas in need of repair or restoration. Using eco-friendly cleaning products, we prepare the surfaces for reglazing, ensuring minimal impact on the environment. Our skilled technicians then apply the reglazing materials with precision, transforming your surfaces into stunning focal points of sustainability. Choose eco-friendly reglazing and join us in preserving the planet, one surface at a time!

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

We offer top-rated bathtub resurfacing services to restore the beauty & functionality of your bathtub. Discover our mission & request a free quote today!

We support our bathtub refinishing with the best warranty in the industry.

Our strong and tough coatings make your refinished bathtub look like new.

Unlike remodeling, refinishing ensures minimal disturbance to your home.

Most jobs are finished in 4 or 5 hours, not days or weeks.

We care for your new finish by cleaning with a natural multi surface cleaner

Our Process - Sustainability Reglazing

Initial Consultation

Embark on your reglazing journey with our comprehensive initial consultation. We listen attentively to your ideas and expectations for the project, whether it's reviving a bathtub, refreshing tiles, or reglazing kitchen surfaces. Understanding your vision is key to achieving the desired outcome.

Surface Assessment and Design

Following the consultation, our expert team conducts a thorough assessment of the surfaces. We collaborate to create a detailed reglazing plan, outlining the scope of work, timelines, and material options. This phase ensures clarity, aligning our reglazing vision with your preferences.

Transparent Costing and Proposal

Transparency is paramount. We present a detailed breakdown of reglazing costs, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the financial aspects. If adjustments are needed, we work closely with you to align the final proposal with your budget expectations.

Regulatory Compliance

Navigating the regulatory landscape is made easy with us. We secure all necessary permits and approvals, ensuring that our reglazing projects adhere to local building codes and regulations. Your peace of mind is our priority.

Reglazing Commencement

We kick off the reglazing project with precision and efficiency, having everything in place. Our skilled team of professionals, including experienced reglazing specialists, starts transforming your surfaces according to the agreed-upon plan.

Regular Progress Updates

Communication is key throughout the process. We provide regular updates on the reglazing progress, addressing any concerns and keeping you informed every step of the way. Our aim is to ensure your complete satisfaction with the ongoing work.

Final Inspection and Handover

Before concluding the reglazing project, we invite you for a final inspection. This allows you to meticulously examine every detail of the completed reglazing work. Once you're satisfied, we formally hand over the refreshed surfaces, ensuring they meet the agreed-upon specifications.

Quality Assurance

Committed to reglazing excellence, we conduct thorough inspections at various project milestones. Our goal is to guarantee that the reglazing work not only meets our high standards but also exceeds your expectations, bringing new life to your surfaces.

WHAT IS REGLAZING?

You might have come across different words describing the way we freshen up your kitchen and bathroom. Just so you know, whether it’s called refinishing, reglazing, or any other term, it’s pretty much the same process to give your spaces a renewed look.

WELCOME TO OUR REGLAZING TRANSFORMATION!

Are you dreaming of a refreshed bathroom or kitchen without the hassle of remodeling? Our reglazing process is the perfect solution. Let’s take you through the steps to achieve a brand-new look for your surfaces, whether it’s a bathtub, countertop, or tiles. Say goodbye to chips, rust, and worn-out appearances. Follow our simple yet effective reglazing steps for a shining, durable finish that’s easy to clean and can last for years. Let the transformation begin!

Before reglazing, surfaces like tubs or countertops may become porous and worn over time, absorbing soap and developing issues like rust or chips. Daily use can lead to scratches and damage.

Remove existing caulk to ensure the reglazing extends beneath the tiles. If the wall’s subsurface is damp, it is dried before the reglazing process.

Clean the surface thoroughly, eliminating grease, soap residues, and other contaminants to prepare for reglazing.

Use a controlled surface etch to create a stable, uncontaminated micro-porosity. This enhances the bonding agent system’s strength during reglazing.

Fix chips and cracks using either blended epoxy resin for mineral surfaces or a fast-curing polyester filler for synthetic materials.

Prepare the entire area for treatment, ensuring careful masking to protect surrounding areas from overspray during the reglazing process.

Spray a non-hygroscopic bonding agent primer to establish a strong bond between the surface and top coating during reglazing.

Activate the reglazing coating, allowing it to catalyze before spraying, typically for at least 30 minutes.

Spray three coats of the reglazing coating, achieving a smooth finish with uniform thickness. The process ensures a renewed and polished appearance.

After drying and curing, your bathroom or kitchen will boast a refreshed look. Issues like chips, scratches, and rust are gone, replaced by a durable, shining surface that’s easy to clean, offering many more years of use at a fraction of the cost of replacement.

Frequently Asked Questions

We love our planet, and we sincerely appreciate nice people that understand the importance of sustainability, excellent service, quality products, and upfront fair pricing. We have taken significant steps to improve the reglazing process by using the lowest VOC glazes on the market, and exhausters to pull workspace air to the outside. We conserve by using washable fabrics, recycled paper & plastic, & reusable plastics. Our highly trained technicians will arrive in a  eco conscious, fuel efficient, or hybrid vehicle, reducing our carbon footprint. By choosing Sustainable, you can be confident knowing you are not filling a dump with your old surfaces, and that we always properly dispose or recycle all of our coatings, paper, and any necessary plastic. We meticulously prepare the desired reglazing surface and chemically weld a new glaze to the old surface, we apply a molecular bonding agent that is so strong, we give a lifetime warranty. We do not take shortcuts, and we get the job done right. We clearly communicate with our clients while showing appreciation and respect for others. We hold each other accountable everyday, exceeding our clients standards and purposely taking the time to build honest and quality connections.

These terms simply refer to putting a new glaze, surface, or finish overtop of an existing surface after preparation and repair has been completed. This includes fixing rust, chips, large or small cracks, and structurally reinforcing fiberglass or holes if necessary. We can do localized repairs on cracks & chips & blend the repair to match, if not wanting to reglaze completely. We will go over all of your options & recommendations when you receive a formal quote. 

All reglazing companies offer to put a new finish on your old surface. The equipment, procedures, and materials used will vary greatly, this will effect the results, your service experience, and the impact on the planet. Some companies just want to offer the lowest prices instead of striving for sustainability. Many reglazing companies look for shortcuts by skipping on correct preparation, quality equipment, top of the line materials, reduced plastic waste, and proper waste disposal. They do not take the extra steps to commercially vent the workspace air and do not use washable fabrics, recycled paper, reusable plastic, recycle plastic or offer a lifetime warranty. Many companies use inferior products that were not designed for refinishing like epoxy, acrylic, urethane, or car paints. We arrive in a eco conscious, fuel efficient, or hybrid vehicle, reducing our carbon footprint. We meticulously prepare the desired surface, protect and mask off our entire work space and chemically weld a new glaze to the old surface, our glaze has a molecular bonding agent which is a similar to ones used in the dental industry, its the lowest VOC product on the market and our services are priced fairly. 

Most surfaces in bathrooms and kitchen can be sustainably reglazed with our process. We repair and reglaze cast iron, porcelain, fiberglass, ceramic, formica, acrylic, cultured marble, laminate and granite. These materials are typically found on bathroom tubs, stand up showers, bathroom walls, fireplace’s, backsplash tile, sinks, vanities, countertops, and clawfoot tubs. 

Every project will have some different guidlines. Our team will discuss this with you in detail when you get a quote. The prep work, necessary repairs, and finish color of the surface play a large role in the overall timing. Most bathtubs or fiberglass showers take about 4-5 hours to complete, larger floors or countertops can take 1 full day. You would need to let the glaze cure for a full 24 hours before use.

Some additional sanding or stripping and preparation will be required to tackle the old finish and get your surface properly prepared. There was most likely an inferior product used or some steps missing in the process. Many companies do not prep correctly, and they apply epoxy, acrylic, or urethane coatings that result in a weak bond. We meticulously prepare the surface and chemically weld the new glaze to the old surface, we apply a molecular bonding agent that is so strong we give a lifetime warranty. 

If you do not properly care for and clean a finish, wether it is brand new or reglazed, it will deteriorate over time. We recommend cleaning our finish and any new finish with a natural multi surface cleaner and a washable towel every week or two. Using abrasives or acids when cleaning will eventually damage any new finish and we do not recommend those methods on our finish either. We offer a Lifetime Warranty on all of our work. Warranties can be confusing, so to be clear, our warranty covers any chips, cracks, peeling or scratches in the finish that is a result of improper application or a quality or environmental concern. Our finish is incredibly durable and if cared for properly will last a Lifetime. We do not recommend bathmats or anything with suction cups or adhesives to be used on the new surface. We offer a non slip finish if requested for free and there are bathmats we recommend that do not have suction cups we can send upon request. If you or a contractor damages a newly reglazed tub we can repair it for a reasonable fee. Our warranty does not cover any damage outside of our control. Any small chips from a plumber wrench or stray tile can turn into problem area in the future and you would want to address them quickly. We offer buffing and polishing for all of our finishes, and we kindly ask to be the last specialist on your project to avoid any unnecessary damages. 

We proudly offer the lowest VOC and lowest odor reglazing system available. We use large exhausters to pull air to the outside from the work environment. Due to the nature of this type of work, there are odors. The odor will mostly dissipate within a few hours after the work is finished and will completely dissipate once cured in 24 hours. Most of customers do not have any problems with the mild odor. If you are highly sensitive to smells or would feel better about being out, while the work is being completed, please do so, and we can notify you when we are finished and send you pictures along the way. We recommend shutting the door to the bathroom, putting a towel under the door and opening a window in the area to let it ventilate once the work is complete. 

With todays technology, just about anything can be reglazed in your bathroom or kitchen. Professional, sustainable reglazing saves time, and the planet. Replacement or installation takes weeks and causes messy demolition, while the reglazing process takes maybe a day or two depending on the size of the project and causes no mess. You will typically save 70%-85% the cost of replacement or lining the surface. By reglazing, you will not be filling a dump with your old surfaces, plus, tub or countertop liners can crack overtime causing rot or mold below. You could attempt to save money by reglazing it yourself, but this is not recommended. All products that are available to the average consumer take a week to dry and eventually yellow and peel within 6-12 months and come out looking brushed, inconsistent or with drips. We spend a lot of time removing failed materials for homeowners that have tried this in the past.  We use reglazing industry specific coatings, equipment, and have significant experience in their application. Our process will produce a durable, professional, shiny, factory appearance saving you thousands over replacement or lining. 

We do not use rollers or brushes when refinishing, we use high material volume low pressure hot air turbine compressor technology with a specialized gun to spray our coatings on your old surface. You will not have any drips, roller marks or brush marks. The final finish is smooth and high gloss.