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Which Should You Do, Refinish Your Bathtub Or Re-glaze It?

A very common question that we get asked by people calling it to our office for the 1st time is, “what is the difference between Refinishing and Reglazing?”. The answer is quite simple, there isn’t one. The proper term is refinishing and sometimes resurfacing. While we are probably not totally responsible, when we changed the name of our company back in 1995 to Pacific Reglazing, the proper definition of reglazing would have been changing out windows on storefronts, since the glaser  is one who works on replacing windows, etc.. This still is the proper English definition, but somehow over the years it haBathtub reglazed in Pasadenas come to be a synonym of refinishing when used with reference to porcelain fixtures like bathtubs and sinks.

So essentially reglazing a sink, refinishing a sink and resurfacing a sink are just 3 ways to say the same thing, so don’t get stressed out trying to find the difference.

Pacific Reglazing Knows Kitchens and Baths

We have been doing this since 1991 and while at times we have added other services to our repertoire we have focused back on reglazing.  We refinish tubs, sinks,  counter tops, tile walls, cultured marble counters and tubs, Formica and other laminates, and many other Kitchen and bath surfaces. Whether you want your fixture re-glazed, refinished, or resurfaced we will be glad to help you out.

While we’ve done many Kitchen sinks over the years, it is always better to replace them if at all possible. This is due to the fact that they don’t stand up well to pots and pans, and unless they’re in a granite or a tile counter, where replacing them also requires damaging the counter, replacing them is always a better idea in the long run, Even if it costs a little more.

Here are some bathtub re-glazing  before and after photos for work Pacific Reglazing  has done in the Los Angeles/Orange County area.  As the Servicemen send them to me I will be adding to this post.




Wakefield Tub Before

Wakefield Tub After

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Sink Repair - After





Bathtub stains can be extremely difficult to clean up and remove, when a tub gets old and porus. Often times bathtubs will have dark black, yellow or rust stains that can ruin the look of your bathtub. The enamel of a bathtub is baked in so it is usually quite durable and non porous. This baked on coating allows for the use aggressive scrub pads without having to worry about damaging the finish of most bathtubs, but as the tub ages the glaze tends to get worn away by all this scrubbing.

One solution to the above problem is refinishing. Bathtub refinishing also known as bathtub resurfacing, bathtub reglazing or bathtub re enameling is the process of refreshing the surface of a worn, damaged bathtub to a like new condition. This process typically involves a thorough cleaning and repairing any damaged areas. Chips or cracks are repaired using Bondo or another type of polyester putty.

After repairs are made the surface is prepped with an acid etching, some new refinishing processes do not require the use of etching. After preparing the surface primer or bonding agent is applied, followed by a top coat. Generally, a synthetic white coating is applied, usually an acrylic urethane, but the coating does not have the durability or abrasive tolerance of the original glass enamel coating of a factory new bathtub.

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For this reason you would no longer be able to use products such as Comet to clean the tub, and you would need to use a non-abrasive cleaner like Simple Green, Formula 409, or Scrubbing Bubbles.

Over the years bathtubs have had a variety of uses. One of these, however was not the assumed use of making bathtub gin. Bathtub gin refers to any style of homemade spirit made in amateur conditions. The term first appeared in 1920, in the prohibition era United States, in reference to the poor quality alcohol that was being made.

Bathtub Gin, AKA Railroad Gin, was often poisonous due to the lack of care that went into the making of it. Obviously, there was a very high demand for alcohol during prohibition, and people would often risk getting these poisonous varieties by buying them from non-reputable sources.

If one were to make gin in the bathtub it could be hard on the finish if the tub had been reglazed. However, one use of the bathtub, washing your car engine, is very hard on a refinished bathtub. Doing this will definitely void your warranty.

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Routine normal use of the tub should give the tub an expected life of 5 to 10 years. Of course you would need to care for it properly and follow the care and maintenance instructions, which forbids washing your car engine, bleaching or dying clothing, or making bathtub gin, if you happened to have an old family recipe.

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Occasionally we run into fiberglass bathtub shower units that For one reason or another had to be put together in sections, and the seams that join these sections sometimes leak or have other problems that need to be repaired if we are going to reglaze the bathtub. This us usually due to a space problem, or the old unit had to be cut out and there was no way to get a new unit in except in pieces.

There are a few things wrong with the bathtub/shower unit above besides just its appearance.  The seam is allowing water to pass through and end up on the floor. Re-caulking seems to have not helped and so we need a better solution.

This particular unit was put together by the owner to solve a space problem and it is a custom size but the joints were not designed to go with each other and the seam would not seal with caulking which is the usual solution for a problem like this.

In order To fully handle this it will be necessary to completely eliminate the seam. This situation does not come up every day but it does happen periodically and demands a solution that the owner can both live with and afford.

The first step is to thoroughly clean and sand the fiberglass surface, and then repair any imperfections with a plastic filler material and sanding it down resulting in a totally smooth surface.

After that this tub requires that we fill the seam in with a fiberglass bondo and then use a plastic filler to get a smooth surface once it is sanded. Once the surface is fully handled we reglaze it with an acrylic urethane Giving the whole bathtub a hard acrylic plastic surface.

The surface is warrantied for 5 years and is expected to last 5 to 10 years of normal use, as long as the care and maintenance instructions are followed. The paper is removed and is not part of the job.

Bathtub Refinishing

Probably bathtubs are the most frequent candidates for reglazing (refinishing or resurfacing).  Note this has not been surveyed, but it is an empirical observation of over 20 years of experience refinishing bathtubs in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

So lets start with how a bathtub is reglazed or refinished:

0.  The room is prepared with ventilation, and masking applied to surfaces to ensure no damage or permanent overspray on surfaces not being refinished.  Ventilation is by a ducted exhaust, providing a rapid removal of fumes from the space for safety reasons.  It is advised that all valuables be removed from the room ahead of time to help ensure no accidental loss or damage occurs.

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1.  The surface is thoroughly cleaned to remove any soap and dirt residue and any mineral build up or other contaminants.

2.  The porcelain surface is sanded and etched with a strong acid.  Acid etch is skipped by some refinishers as it is hazardous and not something that should be performed by inexperienced or untrained applicators.  But this step is required to create the best possible bond.  Fiberglass surfaces are simply prepared using abrasives since acid is not effective on plastic type surfaces.

3.  Any chips or cracks in the surface are repaired using fillers, or fiberglass resin in the case of a fiberglass fixture.  These repairs are sanded to a smooth even finish.

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4.  Next we apply a two part bonding agent.  This step is also often skipped by other applicators, or used instead of the etching step.  Some times a “primer” is used by other companies as the only bond promoter available to them.  Our specially formulated bonding agent penetrates the surface and bonds chemically with the surface and our coating, providing a strong and permanent bond between the old surface and the new coating.  This bonding agent is so effective that etching, as in step 2 above, is technically an optional step, however we etch all porcelain surfaces AND use our boding agent to maximize the durability and permanence of our coating.

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5.  The top coat we apply is a two part material that includes a catalyst.  The standard colors are white and almond but you can order any a custom color you want ahead of time. Once applied, the coating cures to a very had finish within 48 hours, and reaches full hardness in about a week.  We suggest being gentle the first week while the coating is still reaching a full cure.  There are additives we can use that significantly speed up the curing process, but these are used on an as-needed or requested basis.  If you need to use the surface the same day, tell this to the sales person or technician and he will modify the coating for a rapid cure.

The result is a smooth porcelain-like finish that is hard and durable.

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Refinish Rather Than Replace to Stay Within Budget

When doing a Bath Remodel one way to cut down on the expense is to reglaze the bathtub rather than replace it.  Reglazing, while not as good a longterm solution as replacement, can enable you to get the same aesthetic effect at a fraction of the price.

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Should You Refinish an Old Tub or Sink?

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Re-glazing your self can save you money but if you are unwilling to do very thorough prep work then you are wasting your time and money.  We do a great number of re-dos of bathtubs that were done by the owners and had been messed up prematurely, sometimes within months.  This then cost the the price of the kit, their time and an additional charge to remove the old finish before reglazing the bathtub.

This doesn’t mean you can’t do a good job of refinishing your bathtub, though the material you get at Home Depot is not professional quality, but you really need to do a thorough preparation of the tub, otherwise you are wasting your time and money.

If you have any queations as to how do preparation, YouTube or the video on this blog would give you an idea of the steps you need to take.



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And reglaze the floor.

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Next Step


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The First Step To Understanding What A Floor Rebuild Is – Watch This!

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This is not a standard sized bathtub.

You might be amazed what people have told us over the phone.  As you can see the above bathtub is not a “standard-sized” bathtub.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”222″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” title=”This is not a standard bath sink” img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text h1_css=”{.vc_customizer_1406229975820}” h2_css=”{.vc_customizer_1406229975821}” h3_css=”{.vc_customizer_1406229975822}” h4_css=”{.vc_customizer_1406229975823}” h5_css=”{.vc_customizer_1406229975824}” h6_css=”{.vc_customizer_1406229975825}” p_css=”{.vc_customizer_1406229975825}” link_css=”{.vc_customizer_1406229975826}” list_css=”{.vc_customizer_1406229975827}”]Although it may seem obvious, a guy got us to to drive outside of our normal service area because he had 2 normal standard bath sink bowls and 2 standard bathtubs.  The above was a standard bath sink bowl, and below you can see what a standard tub looks like.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image 0=”0=”title=”Not”” 1=”a” 2=”normal” 3=”3=”Bathtub””” image=”223″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text h1_css=”{.vc_customizer_1406255503264}” h2_css=”{.vc_customizer_1406255503265}” h3_css=”{.vc_customizer_1406255503266}” h4_css=”{.vc_customizer_1406255503267}” h5_css=”{.vc_customizer_1406255503267}” h6_css=”{.vc_customizer_1406255503268}” p_css=”{.vc_customizer_1406255503269}” link_css=”{.vc_customizer_1406255503269}” list_css=”{.vc_customizer_1406255503270}”]

This is a standard sized bathtub.

This is how you reglaze a bathtub

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Bathtubs have not always been as prevalent as they are today, but they do have a bit of a history, which I might cover in another area, but for now were going to be taking a brief look at some types of bathtub’s for those who are trying to decide on what they should get. The one pictured below, might be a bit chilly for most and might be suitable only for the most determined bathers,


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Now, in our time, we can choose from a large amount of types of bathtubs with different features. Today, the home owner will take his select from Japanese soaking tub, freestanding bath tubs, corner hot tubs and even walk in bath tubs to be certain. In this article, we will discuss some of these bathtubs in more detail to help you make the best …

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If you are looking to create a bathroom space with classic lines, a freestanding claw foot tub will definitely support that theme. Platform tubs are another option to consider, especially if you have the space. Often built with steps, these bath tubs are wonderful for soaking. Other luxury tubs available include whirlpool, jetted and high tech models that feature temperature control and other amenities.


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Clawfoot bath tub: These bath tubs are made of acrylic or fibreglass. Though they require more water than traditional bath tubs they are high in demand. In fact antique clawfoot bath tubs are also considered to be collector’s items. These bath tubs again come in different styles: Classic roll rim, slipper tubs, double slipper tubs, double ended tubs, and pedestal tubs.

As the name implies, round soaking bath tubs are built for just that soaking. While showering is a more common practice for Americans, you might be interested to know that soaking and washing do not always coincide. Soaking tubs, also known as Japanese tubs, actually stem back to an ancient practice of soaking for soaking’s sake.

Called Ofuros in Japan, these deep, barrel shaped tubs were usually made from wood and allowed the soaker to sit in neck deep water. It’s a long standing Japanese tradition, and was a separate habit from actual washing. No doubt, the idea of resting in neck deep hot water entices you. Modern circular soaking bathtubs are constructed from that ancient blueprint; they are deep and come with built in seats for added comfort. Some models today are designed to hold in the heat for a longer, warmer bath. Still others are equipped with whirlpool jets for a therapeutic bathing experience. Either way, the deep design gives bathers a complete soak.

At present, wooden furos have been replaced by acrylic and fiberglass imitations; however there is a recovery of interest in traditional wooden design. There are some manufacturers of bath tubs which produce traditional Japanese bath accessories and these are the furo, and the steps. Since the furo is taller compared to the common bath tub, it should be needing steps. Typically, the tub and the step are made from wooden materials.

An important matter to factor in when thinking about bath tubs is the material they are made from. Weight is a very substantial issue to take into consideration as some materials like enameled cast iron and soapstone require reinforcement of the floor to be able to fully support the tub. Some materials such as enameled steel are limited in color choice so if you are looking to achieve a certain palette, check to see if the tub comes in the shade you want. Acrylic tubs are more susceptible to scratches and stains while brass and copper tubs are limited in their shapes and sizes.

The TheraTub is simply the finest 100% certified Made In The USA walk-in bath tub on the market today, comes with a complete lifetime warranty on every singl…

Soaking Tubs that Save Space

Soaking bathtubs offer many health benefits including stress relief, alleviation of sleeping problems, and lower blood pressure. Immersing yourself in warm water calms internal organs and endocrine system by stimulating nerves on the spinal cord. However, you can also benefit from taking a cold bath in a soaking tub, which will invigorate and stimulate your body. Regardless of your need, soaking bath tubs can provide a solution.

Jacuzzi hot tubs or Jacuzzi spas as popularly known as, is a good way for relaxation. People spend money and time to get an appointment for a special spa treatment. People are getting crazier day by day and finding unusual ways to express their proclivity towards hot tubs. Jacuzzi parties are finding popular spot in events and hotels. Markets, world over are channelizing this attraction and are offering portable Jacuzzi bath tubs and hot tubs for residential use.

Antique toilet, tipping over outhouse old like Modern sanitation as we know it was not widely adapted until the 19th and 20th centuries. The bath tubs modern spouse, the toilet, had problems gaining acceptance. Sir John Harrington invented the first flushing toilets for himself and for his godmother, Queen Elizabeth I. When Harrington published a book describing his invention, he was roundly chided by peers, embarrassing him to the point of retirement from plumbing.

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If you have Just had your Bathtub or other item reglazed by Pacific Reglazing I hope you are enjoying the sunny Southern California weather, and I want to share some pointers that will extend the life of your refinished tub to the expected 5-10 years.

If we did your tub then you will have been given a “Care and Maintenance Sheet”, that gives you the dos and don’ts for promoting the life of your bathtub. Some of these points are covered in the following videos.

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