Once the Refinishing Service is Done
IT IS MOST IMPORTANT THE REGLAZE BE ALLOWED 48 HOURS TO CURE.
Do not set or leave anything (wet towels, soap, bottles, etc.) on the reglazed surface (including water) during the first 48 hours, as it may soften the glaze. A full cure takes about 6 days so it is best not to leave any shampoo bottles or other items on the tub reglazing for at least 6 days.
We cannot prevent dust from settling onto the newly refinished surface, as we are not working in a 100% dust-free environment. Sometimes dust, fluff, lint, or even small bugs (flies, moths, etc.) might get stuck on the freshly refinished surface. DO NOT PICK OR TRY TO REMOVE PARTICLES AS THIS MAY DAMAGE THE SURFACE. Most times the lint or fluff will disappear during the first 2-3 weeks as the tub gets washed.
Caring for a newly refinished surface is similar to taking care of brand-new surfaces. Everything that damages a brand-new fixture can damage a newly refinished fixture as well.
One of the advantages of having your bathtub reglazed is that the new non-porous surface is easier to clean. Regular cleaning is important to prevent dirt, hard water stains, and soap scum build-up that will hide the beauty of the refinishing. To clean use non-scratch scrub sponges with warm water, liquid detergents, or non-abrasive bathroom liquid cleaners.
Here are some commercial products that will clean the refinished fixture without dulling the finish: 3M® Scotch Brite® Stay Clean Scrubber, CRL® Bathroom & Kitchen Cleaner, Formula 409® Multi-Surface Cleaner, Mr. Clean® All Multi-Surface Liquids, Lysol® Power Bathroom Cleaner, Scrubbing Bubbles® Mega Shower Foamer Trigger, and a cloth, or moistened sponge and water, diluted white vinegar and all-purpose liquid dish soaps such as Joy, Ivory, or Dawn.
Do NOT use abrasive cleaners such as scouring pads, baking soda, Ajax, Comet, BonAmi, etc. These act like sandpaper and will dull and erode the finish. There is a saying: “If you wouldn’t use it on your brand new car, don’t use it on the tub!”
A note on our Indoor and Outdoor Hot Tub Reglazing Services – the hot tub or jacuzzi should not be filled with water 24/7 to keep erosion at a minimum. Although our reglaze is water resistant, it is not waterproof or impermeable as is the case with pools. Just like with showers and bathtubs, if water continues to run indefinitely, penetration through the reglazed surface will most likely occur to your hot tub.