Why Use Us?
The Lead Issue
If there is damage from chips, water leaks, harsh chemicals, etc., can this be
repaired with refinishing?
Yes. These areas can be
repaired using a 'fill and sand' procedure. We fill the scratch or chip
with a polyester fill compound, wait for it to harden in a few minutes and then
sand the compound to a smooth, uniform finish. When the repaired area is
coated with the rest of the fixture, it will look as if the defect was never
there. Charges may apply, depending on the extent of the repair. Back
12. My tub has areas that are rusting, can this be repaired?
Rust is usually caused by one or any
combination of the following:
- Old plumbing and fixtures
- Well water, hard water or water with high mineral content
- Chips, scratches or erosion down to the cast iron or sheet metal
- Porosity of the original finish, down to the cast iron or sheet metal
The blend of acids that we use to
etch the surface of the tub, kills off most of the rust it comes into contact
with. We do our best to remove as much rust as possible; however, any rust
areas that are repaired cannot be warranted against future rusting.
Charges may apply, depending on the extent of the repair. Back
my tub has already been refinished, can it be done again?
Yes. We use a procedure called
stripping. The old surface
material is tested for proper adhesion and for compatibility with our
products. If the old material passes these tests, the refinisher will
prepare the existing surface by sanding the old finish flat before applying the new
coating. This is done through wet and dry sanding. If the old
surface material has failed the adhesion /compatibility tests, it must be
removed by using a chemical paint stripper. Charges will apply for either
If the new finish gets damaged, (chips, scratches, etc.) can it be repaired?
Any finish that we have applied,
we are happy to offer repair services and touch-up material. Charges may
apply. We cannot repair any material or finish, that has not been applied
by Drexel Co. Refinishing. Back
15. Do I need to
remove the fixtures, drain, etc.?
If you plan on updating the
plumbing fixtures or repairing the existing hardware, complete all of this
plumbing work first. This decreases the chance of the new finish getting
damaged. Otherwise, you should leave the drain, faucets (etc.) intact, as
the refinisher will need to use them. The refinisher may remove the trip-lever assembly and the hair trap, if
possible. We remove these parts to get as complete a coating as
possible. Your refinisher will give you instructions as how to reinstall
your particular trip-lever assembly. The faucets will be covered and
protected from over spray, when the tub is refinished. If the tile
is to be refinished, the handles, covers, etc. will either be removed or taped
off (covered) to protect them from over spray. Back
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