Tub Refinishing – Tub Reglazing Care Instructions

Check our Latest products!

Tub Refinishing also known as Tub Reglazing is a process of applying a polyurethane coating in order to enhance or renew the appearance of your fixture. Tub Refinishing is somewhat the same as the finish on a vehicle and must be cared for in the same manner to prolong the life of the finish.

There are a number of things one must do in order for the reglazed finish to last. If you do not follow these basic care steps the lifespan of your finish may be cut down drastically as well as possibly void any warranty given to you.

These are the steps one must take to care for your refinished tub / reglazed tub:

  • Don’t use the surface for the specified number of days or hours indicated by the company.
  • Don’t lay soap, sponges, cloths, bottles or any objects on the finish at any time! Use a shower rack instead.
  • Don’t let leaky faucets go unrepaired!
  • Don’t use abrasive cleansers. No S-O-S pads. No Comet. No razors. NO ABRASIVES AT ALL! The tub will clean easily with spray cleaners and a soft sponge.
  • Don’t use bath mats with suction cups underneath. They may pull at finish and trap moisture.
  • Don’t pick surface dust off with your finger. Any surface dust will likely dissipate in 3-4 weeks with normal cleaning and usage. Waxing also helps.
  • Don’t use bathtub or other glazed surface to clean brushes or any painting related chemicals or materials. Keep harsh chemicals away from tub. Don’t clean or store sharp or abrasive items on surface.
  • Don’t let workers stand in a reglazed tub with their shoes on. Have them remove shoes & put a soft towel down.
  • Don’t put or store any items in a tub or finished surface that might damage or cut the surface.
  • Do make sure the room is well ventilated &read all manufacturers cautions and instructions. ALWAYS use your common sense, be safe and smart.
  • Do make sure there are no holes or gaps in any grout or caulking in your shower. This can lead to wall damage and a costly repair bill.
  • Do use Tilex – Lysol Tile Cleaner – Mr. Clean – Fantastic. NO POWDERS, NO ABRASIVES, just a soft sponge.
  • Do keep your tub clean and wipe it down with a towel after each use. You don’t have to wipe it dry.
  • Do maintain caulking around the tub.
  • Do WAX your reglazed tub two weeks after it is done, then once every 1-3 months thereafter. Use regular auto wax and DO NOT OVER BUFF. Start by first thoroughly cleaning the surface then gently wiping dry. Then apply a light thin light coat of wax with a damp cloth using light circular motions. Wipe excess wax with a soft dry cotton towel.

With these instructions in mind you can rest assure that you are caring for your newly refinished tub or tile in the proper manner and avoiding the costly mistake of voiding any warranty given to you.

write by Matthew

Leave a Reply