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21. If I have loose or broken tiles, should they be repaired first?
Yes. We recommend that before
refinishing is done that any
loose, missing and seriously damaged tiles be replaced or repaired. This
also applies to plastic and fiberglass enclosures. The walls around the
fixture should be
sturdy and firm. If there are problems in these areas, a licensed
contractor or a tile installation professional should be called for repairs of
the enclosure, tile, wall board and studs if necessary. Back
22. If I'm having tile refinished and the grout has areas missing,
cracks or other damage, will refinishing cover this?
Refinishing can repair most minor
damage of the tile, grout and tub surface. Repairing chips, scratches and
water erosion damage, are a normal part of bathtub refinishing. When the
tile is to be refinished, we request that all severely broken tiles be
replaced before the scheduled appointment. If any grout or tiles are
missing from the wall tile, we recommend that this also be repaired. Any
repairs that need to be completed will be addressed during the estimate.
Please call a qualified Tile Installer or General Contractor for these
Is it possible to have the tub and the tile refinished in separate
Yes. To refinish both the tub
and the tile into two separate colors requires two days to complete the
refinishing, with a day of drying time in between. For example, if we
started on a Monday; we would prepare each surface, do all the etching and
priming, and apply top coat to the tile the first day. Tuesday, the
sprayed surfaces would be left to dry. On Wednesday, we would return to
cover the newly refinished tile and spray the different color top coat on the
tub. Charges will apply for color and second visit. Back
24. If I want to refinish the tile, could it be done after the bathtub
has already been refinished?
Yes. As long as the refinished
bathtub is in good condition and had been refinished by Drexel Co.
Refinishing. Because the acid blend we use to etch the tile over the
refinished bathtub may damage the coating, we try to discourage this. Back
25. Should we leave the house during the refinishing process?
No. It is better for someone
who is able to answer any questions to be there while the refinishing takes
place. As a general rule we recommend that anyone having a breathing
condition (such as asthma or emphysema), or anyone requiring the assistance of
oxygen be removed from the premises for several hours. Pregnant women,
small children and small animals should all be kept from the strong odors as a
general precaution. Back
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