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26. What type of cleaners should I use after my tub is refinished?
27. Can I still use a bathmat?
We recommend using only mild,
non-abrasive cleaners that are approved for acrylic surfaces. These
cleaners usually come in a pump or an aerosol can. Ask your refinisher for
various brands of waxes and cleaning products that can be used on the new
surface. Never use scouring powders, bleach, scuff pads or harsh
chemicals to clean the refinished surface. Back
Yes, however, certain bathmats should
not be used. Do not use any bathmats, or other items, that have suction
cups. The constant force of pulling these items off the finish may cause
damage. We recommend the use of a vinyl bathmat without suction
cups. Vinyl mats are beneficial because, if they ever get dirty or moldy,
they can be cleaned in your clothes washer. Any bathmat that is used on
the refinished surface needs be hung up after each use, to allow the tub and mat
to dry. This will help prevent mold and mildew
Do I need to remove my appliqué stickers? Are they a problem?
Generally appliqués or non-slip
stickers can be removed easily and cause no reason for the bathtub not to be
refinished. However, many times these stickers will hide damage under
them. They may have been applied over a chip or scratch. Or if the
non-slip stickers have been on the bottom of the tub for a long time, the
exposed surface around the appliqué may be worn down leaving the area directly under the
sticker high. This damage can range from minor to severe, but can all
be repaired. Charges will apply, depending on the extent of the repair.
29. My toilet/vanity is very close to the tub, is this a problem?
Possibly. We recommend that any item closer
than four inches to the tub be removed to give the refinisher plenty of room to
apply the most even finish possible. The removal of a toilet or vanity is the
customers responsibility and must be completed prior to the scheduled
appointment. If these restricted areas are not cleared of obstacles, the
finish may not lay flat or hold up in the long term. Back
30. The house is currently vacant, do you need water, electricity and heat?
Yes, water and electricity are a must
on every job. Running water in the bathroom is necessary for the rinsing
of cleaners and the acid etch. Electricity is needed for the operation of
the equipment. (Working in the dark, with acid and no water, is never a
good idea.) Heat becomes more of an issue during the colder months of the
year. For the material to dry properly, a temperature of about 70º+
should be maintained for at least 24-48 hours in the project area before
water is used. Back
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