Reglazing. Refinishing. Resurfacing.

The Reglazing Process

When the house or apartment is occupied, we provide written information about what to do before our crew arrives for your reglazing service.

For example:

- Everything that can be removed must be taken out of the work area or covered; especially personal belongings, valuables, or other items the occupant does not want dust to settle on during the reglazing work.

- Vacate pets and people from the premises during the process and for four hours afterward, especially if they have respiratory sensitivity issues or concerns about the fumes and dust caused by our work.

- You can see full details on our Reglazing Care Instructions page.

As for the refinishing process itself, here is a step-by-step guide:

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Initial Setup - Before Reglazing the Surface

First, we install a portable ducted ventilation system that we bring to the job site to expel the spray fumes to the outdoors and ensure a clean flow of air into the work area.

We then thoroughly tarp the traffic areas and other areas not worked on in the room to protect them from overspray.

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Fixture Cleaning - Before Reglazing the Surface

This is a very important step to ensure proper bonding of the new surface to the fixture being reglazed. The fixture is thoroughly cleaned of all contaminants: wax, soap, grease, and water mineral build-ups.

Silicone caulk is removed from the fixture as it does not allow the glaze coating to stick. Further cleaning is done with sanding and acid wash to additionally etch the surfaces where it's needed, and where possible. This step will de-gloss the original surface making it porous to create a physical or mechanical bond that allows the adhesion of the new coat.

Top Refinishing uses a top-grade solution that will not damage faucets, other metal fixtures, or the septic system pipes.

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Fixture Repairs - Before Reglazing the Surface

This will require different approaches, depending on the size of the damage, and type of surface.

Wherever there are chips, cracks, cave-ins, weak spots, etc., those are fixed so that the surface recovers integrity of function and durability. We do this with the proper materials and techniques to keep with the original manufacture of the fixture.

For instance, a porcelain finish over a cast iron bathtub is repaired like the body of a car. A fiberglass bathtub, however, is repaired like the body of a plastic or fiberglass boat.

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Preparation for the Fixture Refinishing

A special bonding primer is applied by hand to ensure strong adhesion between the now clean fixture’s surface and the finishing substances that will be sprayed on.

We then cover flooring and other nearby surfaces with tarps, masking tape, and paper to protect them from overspray.

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The Fixture Reglazing

The finishing is made of several coats of a catalytic mixture of reglazing substances that are specifically formulated just for refinishing.

This is sprayed onto the surface of the fixture in the color chosen by the customer. The material is applied unadulterated and undiluted with a high volume / low-pressure spray system.

With extensive training and experience, our technicians acquire the skill to spray evenly, resulting in a drip-free and evenly coated surface.

Now the surface is smooth and shining. It looks and feels much like the original - some times even better!

Reglazing Questions?

Our friendly staff have the answer.

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