Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started? Call 800-773-7336 and sign up for our Tub University refinishing training school. Also consult our Training services page on this website for more information and details. We also have a do-it-yourself Kit. Click Tub Refinishing Kit to get to the kit which includes everything you will need for do-it-yourself tub, tile, or countertop Refinishing. Painting contractors please click here.

How do I apply these coatings? These coatings are two part coatings, base and catalyst, and are best applied with HVLP, high velocity low pressure, spray equipment. Best manufacturers are Graco and Wagner/SprayTech. We are distributors for Graco. These coatings do NOT produce their best results when either 'rolled on' or 'sprayed through conventional spray equipment'. This equipment can be easily RENTED for around $35 for do-it-yourself, DIY, jobs. Finally, we have produced a Do-It-Yourself video that shows in more detail the spray equipment and proper spray techniques. Click here for How to Procedures or to order the do-it-yourself video for $19.95 plus freight.

Why should I consider bathtub refinishing rather than replacement? First of all, to replace something you MUST first tear our the old items. When considering the cost of replacement you must consider tear out, cost of replacement item, labor for installation, not to mention the mess and time it will take. For example, normal costs for replacing a bathtub range from $1,500 - $3,000 and will usually take one and a half to two weeks to complete. Refinishing takes less than one day and will save at least 70% vs. replacement.

What bathroom and kitchen fixtures and surfaces can be refinished? Our EP-Acrylic refinishing system works beautifully on: porcelain bathtubs, sinks, fiberglass shower enclosures, pedestal sinks, ceramic tile, Formica countertops, claw foot tubs, plastic tubs, oven doors, refrigerators, dishwashers, kitchen cabinets, cultured marble counter tops, shower pans, bathroom floors, and various fiberglass and acrylic surfaces.

Will my bathtub or counter top look painted? Definitely NOT. You probably will not be able to tell the difference between a New bathtub and refinished one. Refinishing will make that old chipped, stained, or color-dated item look "New" again.

What is the EP-Acrylic "Refinishing System"? EP-Acrylic is a high performance acrylic polymer coating specifically designed for refinishing porcelain, fiberglass, Formica, and other surfaces with a high gloss, long-lasting, hard finish. EP-Acrylic has been on the market for over 10 years and is the coating of choice for over 250 refinishers. It also ISOCYANATE FREE and safer for the environment.

How long will it take? One of the key benefits of refinishing is that it can usually be completed in less than one day. Our refinished bathtubs can be used in 24 hours and are fully cured in 48 hours.

How do I clean and maintain my refinished fixture? We recommend Miracle Cleaner, a specially designed cleaner made for the refinished fixtures. This strong but non-abrasive cleaner will safely keep your fixture clean without dulling the gloss like any abrasive cleaner will do.

What if my bathtub or counter top is damaged? Small chips and cracks can be repaired during the cleaning and preparation stage of refinishing. Your technician will inform you if the chip or cracks cannot be repaired prior to refinishing your fixture.

How long will it last? A bathroom or kitchen fixture refinished with EP-Acrylic should easily last 10 to 15 years or longer with proper care and maintenance. Again, we recommend using Miracle Cleaner for maintaining your refinished surface.