Gemini

Tub & Tile Resurfacing

"It Pays To Reglaze"

Phone:  (778) 773-3349

Proudly Resurfacing the Entire Lower Mainland
from Hope to Whistler & the Sunshine Coast

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive when someone is considering reglazing instead of replacing. 

Does refinishing/reglazing work?
This is the one of the most common questions we get asked.  The answer is yes, if the work is done properly it could last 10 years or longer.  Remember, this an affordable alternative to an outright replacement, which could cost well over $1,000.  And honestly there is no surface which will last forever, not even porcelain.

Does the process have an odor?
It does have an odor but it is important to note that the smell is non-toxic and the odor will dissipate within just a few hours time.

How long does the process take?
On average, it takes approximately 4 hours for a standard tub, but can be up to 6 hours, depending on the condition of the bathtub and if it needs to be stripped.
 

What are the steps involved to reglaze?

There are basically 7 or 8 steps involved in a reglaze project.  They are:

  • Remove existing caulking

  • Acid etch the bathtub

  • Blow dry the tub

  • Repair any chips (if necessary)

  • Complete sanding of the tub

  • Tape around tub to avoid any overspray

  • Apply 3 coats of primer paint

  • Apply 3 coats of the finishing material

What type of finishing material do you use?

We use a specially formulated acrylic finish.  It is a high performance acrylic polymer material that features all of the advantages of urethane materials, but without the isocyantanes (toxic fumes) and VOC (volatile organic compounds), making it safe for our installers and you, our customer!

 

Do you offer a Non-slip Treatment?

Yes we do!  For a nominal extra charge, we can provide a non-slip coating to the bottom of your tub which would be comparable in price to those unsightly, and damaging, stick-on pads.

 

Do you offer a warranty?

We provide a full 5 year warranty for residential home owners and a 3 year warranty for any rental property.

 

What is covered under the warranty?

The finish is guaranteed against peeling and blistering with regular use for timeframe indicated above.

 

What is NOT covered under the warranty?

Any damage caused by the use of harsh abrasives, bleaches, dyes, hair dyes, coloured bath oils, ammonia or by being chipped or scratched by sharp objects, pets or high water temperatures and neglect are not covered by the warranty.


When can I use my bathtub after you leave?
After we leave you will have to wait 24 hours before removing the masking tape and paper, then you are able to recaulk the area and start enjoying your new tub!

What can I use to clean my new surface with?
We recommend the use of foam or non-abrasive liquid cleaners such as Fantastic, Simple Green or regular liquid dish soap.  You should also clean the bathtub at least once a week.
 

Do you have any other tips for maintenance?

To help maintain the beauty of the new finish...

  • Do not rest soap bars, shampoo bottles, or leave wet cloths on the surface.

  • Be sure faucets are tightly closed and drain shower pipe after each use.

  • As with a new tub, remove excess water and wipe after each use.

  • You could also apply a Gel Gloss once every 6 months to help maintain lustre and durability.

Bathmats…

  • Bathmats are the single most damaging thing you can do to your tub!

  • You should not use suction cup bathmats or stick-on type flowers or stripes.

  • If you use a bathmat, remove it after each use and do not hang mat over tub.

Remember, if you treat your new surface with respect, clean it regularly, and keep your taps dry, your fixture will stay like new for many years.

 

Can I use the bathtub before you arrive?
Yes, the tub does not need to be dry before we arrive. You can use it right up to the minute before I arrive.

What should I do to prepare the bathroom before you arrive?
The only preparation would be to remove all items from the tub area and if the tub has shower doors, the doors and tracks MUST be removed prior to our arrival.
 


If you have any additional questions or concerns that we have not addressed here please give us a call.  We will be happy to assist further in any way we can!

 

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Gemini
Tub and Tile Resurfacing

(778) 773-3349

 

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