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Then you’ll want TubPotion process & coatings. You and your friends will be impressed by the rich porcelain like look of our polyester coatings.
Long lasting and permanently bonded… Because of the powerful adhesion promoter TubPotion #8 which has eliminated peeling tub coating problem.
Along with adding polyester to our coatings, you’ll get the benefits of improved scratch and impact resistance polyester provides. See our Bathtub Refinishing Page for more information on our process and coatings.
Refinishing A Clawfoot Tub.
By: Paul Burns Photographed In: Bowie, Maryland Date Uploaded: 2014-04-03
Description: Refinishing a porcelain clawfoot tub – Clawfoot Tub Bathroom Remodel Looking Forward To Working With You.
Plus… TubPotion coating lay flat as glass for the look and feel of porcelain.
Refinishing a claw foot tub can bring back the beauty of these classics adding a rich and tasteful look to your bathroom.
There are some special concerns you should be aware of when considering a clawfoot tub refinishing project.
Which most clawfoot refinishing tub contractors cannot or will not address with their cheap pricing. Leaving you with a less then desirable results in quality and durability.
Here are some important questions you should be asking about refinishing a clawfoot tub: Here we’ll go over our custom clawfoot tub refinishing projects.
For pricing clawfoot tub refinishing in your home go here. As well we offer custom clawfoot refinishing. So please contact us for information and pricing.
How much is the Cost of Refinishing a clawfoot tub. Pricing depends on the level of damage, has the tub been refinished before on the inside-outside? Does it require sandblasting? Smoothing out the exterior casting to make smooth and are you looking for custom colors or special artwork. These are the factors, one needs to consider when shopping for a clawfoot tub refinishing contractor.
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Refinishing a porcelain clawfoot tub can they be done in place at my home?
Absolutely but do understand that these are usually very old and usually have sever pitting or erosion damage on the clawfoot tubs bottom and chipping – scratching on the clawfoot tubs rail.
Unless your clawfoot is in awesome shape, you should expect additional repair work done on top of the base refinishing charges or you’ll not be very happy with the final product, as the new coating will magnify the problems.
We use diamond sanders and marine grade fillers to repair the deep damage we often see.
Are you looking to have the clawfoot tub remodel refinishing done inside and outside in your home?
Note… if you’re looking to have the outside done, if your clawfoot tub is up against a wall only three sides can be reached.
Usually the outside of the clawfoot tub has rust and multiple coats of paint dating back to when lead paint was used. Making sanding the surface a problem in your home.
Using chemical paint strippers is a better answer, but serious floor protection is needed, unless you have ceramic tile then the paint stripper is not as much a problem.
Are you doing a full clawfoot tub remodel and want the clawfoot to be the center piece?
The best solution if it’s practical is to bring the clawfoot tub to us for sandblasting. This removes all the old paint & rust without fear of lead contamination.
This also allows us to smooth out the highly texture casting you’ll find on the outside of the clawfoot before having your clawfoot tub restorations.
So after sandblasting what is needed?
The casting on clawfoot tubs are riddled with casting holes and highly textured cast iron.
When a client wants a full claw foot bath tub refinishing – restoration we take it to another level beyond your typical clawfoot tub refinisher can even imagine.
Once we’ve gone around the entire outside of the clawfoot tub and removed the high spots, it’s time to address the holes in the casting.
Next you’ll want the rough texture smoothed out.
The polyester filler bridges the low spots allowing the rough texture to be smoothed out during the next step refinishing a clawfoot tub exterior.
Grinding, filling & smoothing steps adds 6 to 8 hours.
Using a file board and hand blocking bridges the low spots making the surfaces extremely smooth and flat. We use a rather aggressive sanding grit, which then must be filled in during the next step.
* Note – Should you opt out of this for budget reasons I recommend that you choose a low gloss satin finish on the outside to help hide the heavy texture of the casting. Otherwise the high gloss will magnify the casting defects.
Here’s how you get the flat surface.
The high build sanding primer fills in any remaining imperfections for a smooth refinished clawfoot tub.
A final sanding of our high build sanding primer.
This is the final step for creating a flat smooth canvas for the beautiful completed clawfoot bathtub repair.
You’ll love our TubPotion coatings for refinishing a porcelain clawfoot tub.
They lay flat as glass and the polyester component adds a high degree of durability over polyurethane or cheap epoxy. Just check out the reflection.
Using the infrared lamp.
Cures the high-build primer in just a couple of hours. Once cured a final sanding with a fine grit sanding paper, preps the clawfoot bathtub for refinishing.
We have several levels of pricing for restoration of clawfoot bathtub refinishing, when you’re refinishing clawfoot tub interior.
To fit any budget. TubPotion coatings when you want the look and feel of porcelain.
Clawfoot bathtub refinishing projects really shine when special treatments are given to the feet.
The possibilities are endless, between using different colors, to making the clawfoot look like stone to cow spots and everything in between.
There are many fine men and women that paint a porcelain clawfoot tub and tile, and most are fine and decent people that work hard… AND THEY ARE FINE FOR WHAT THEY DO, but what I do is quite different… And it’s why the media seeks out my opinion.
Because… you see, while others are just clawfoot tub painters, I offer you true RESTORATION not to be confused with ‘just painting your tub or tile’. You might say “In a class of its own”.
The difference lies in the high performance of triple adhesion technology of the TubPotion process, that I created, that utilizes polyester vs polyurethane or epoxy coatings.
Along with a water repelling additive built into the TubPotion coating, that helps keep your tub or tile sparking clean. That out delivers in quality and durability every-time.
Because, I believe in offering the highest level of quality and service to our clients. I know you want to be treated just like I would want to be.
I worry about folks looking for cheap deals by inexperienced contractors who can’t get work and keep lowering their prices. Or accidentally falling for a call center posing as a local company, both are a recipe for disaster.
You’ll benefit from my experience starting in 1983 restoring classic cars. My deep appreciation of utilizing the most advanced chemistry to date. And being a Virgo you’ll benefit, that I suffer the dreaded trait of being a perfectionist.
Are we perfect… hardly but we do go the extra mile by in-house certification of each and every technician. We love working for clients who believe in doing things right.
You’ll get unequaled-customer-service. The highest quality product and my personal guarantee you’ll love your bathtub refinishing or it’s FREE. A guarantee other refinishing contractors wouldn’t DARE to offer.
To make your decision extremely easy, I’m going to remove all risk!
You’re protected by our Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee. If for any reason at all you’re not completely satisfied and we cannot make it right. Get in touch with our team and we will give you a complete refund. It’s that simple.
Before I let you go, I wanted to send out a BIG THANK YOU for reading our web page on Clawfoot Bath tub Refinishing & Restoration.
I’m truly excited for you to get started with TubPotion Clawfoot Tub Coatings System and see the results. Sincerely Paul Burns | Porcelain Tub Restorations
Here are the MAJOR flaws in obsolete bathtub refinishing coatings that had to be tackled:
- Nasty, peeling coating problem.
- Textured, ugly coatings that are easily damaged.
- Solution to eliminate odor problems of bathtub refinishing.
- Finding distinguished, trained and talented technicians with an artistic eye.
Here you’ll see the results that you’ll get when choosing the TubPotion process & coatings for refinishing clawfoot bathtub.
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Here Is Our Politically Incorrect Redskins Clawfoot Bathtub Refinishing Project. Hey… I’m Not The One Who Named Them…
The rusted beat up clawfoot tub repair is awaiting to be sand blasted before refinishing.
With the inside of our clawfoot tub etched and the out-side sand blasted. We can begin the clawfoot bathtub restoration.
Prepping the inside using diamond sanders and marine grade fillers to remove and fill in chips and erosion damage before refinishing a clawfoot bath tub.
When you want the look & feel of porcelain for your refinishing clawfoot bathtub refinishing project.
FOR SALE… Yes you can own this beautiful Redskins refinished clawfoot tub.
Cowboy – Ravens fans Commission your clawfoot bathtub refinishing, I’d love to do one for you.
These are great for your man or women cave to ice down some cold brews while watching the game. Makes a great conversation piece as well as a really COOL bathtub.
More Interesting Clawfoot Bath Tub Refinishing Ideas & Projects
Done In Your Home Or For Custom Work In Our Shop.
Many clients have us do their clawfoot tub bathroom remodel refinishing in place at their homes. And this is fine, just realize we can only do a basic job. You’ll still get the benefits of TubPotion Coatings.
For complete restoration of these beauties, requires specialized equipment. Even to just remove the feet we sometimes need a torch to heat up and remove rusted bolts securing the feet.
If you’re looking for a high quality Antique clawfoot bathtub restoration, you just found the right team for your project.
Long lasting and permanently bonded… Because of the powerful adhesion promoter TubPotion #8 which has eliminated peeling coatings.
Along with adding polyester to our coatings, you’ll get the benefits of improved scratch and impact resistance polyester provides for your clawfoot bathtub refinishing. See our Bathtub Refinishing Page for more information on our process and coatings.
TubPotion # 16 Is A TOP SECRET Potion, Added To The TubPotion Coatings, Available In Our PRO & ELITE PACKAGE.
Creates a magical water repelling action. Reducing water-spotting, helping to keep your bathtub or tile sparkling clean. The self-cleaning action is built right into the actual coating for years of lasting action.
The Next Secret Ingredient Is The Addition Of Polyester To TubPotion #12 #13 #14 #15 Porcelain White, Bone, Clear And Custom Color Hybrid Bathtub Refinishing Coatings.
Unlike epoxy or straight polyurethane, other bathtub refinishing contractors use. Provides a highly scratch and impact resistant, glass like hygienic coating. For the look, feel and durability of porcelain.
Coating manufacturers rate coatings for different environments and have different properties.
Some refinishers use immersion coatings, these are not designed for scrub-ability or aesthetics. While others use epoxy which tend to be soft and damage easily or yellow over time.
Adding Polyester To Our Coatings Makes Them Become What’s Called A Friction Coat. Polyester-Polyurethane Chemically Hardened Coatings, Used In The Toughest Environments, Where Aesthetics And Durability Are Imperative.
From E-How.com Excerpt on Polyester vs. Polyurethane.
Polyester Polyurethane (What we use.)
• Polyester polyurethane is considered to provide optimal protection over polyurethane, because… it is highly stain-resistant, abrasion-resistant and chemical-resistant. Best results are achieved when applied by professional spray equipment. Polyester develops 95% of its full properties in 24 hours.
Common applications for Polyester polyurethane coatings are used when optimal protection is required for industrial applications, airplanes, boats, floors and porcelain tub & tile refinishing.
Different Clawfoot Bathtub Refinishing Coatings Cure Between 4 And 48 Hours Why?
TubPotion #10 Our Aliphatic (non-yellowing) high performance polyester catalyst. Creates a chemical reaction in our clawfoot bathtub refinishing coatings, allowing them to achieve full cure in just 24 hours.
Which is, the perfect balance in set time, for you and the coating in convenience and durability.
*Beware of clawfoot bathtub refinishers touting 4 to 12 hour cure, their using an accelerator in the polyurethane that makes the coatings brittle and chip easily.
The 48 hour cure is an epoxy which are slow to set up. Yellow with time and tend to be easily damaged. Nor do they provide the texture free porcelain look of TubPotion polyester coatings
How I Mystically Solved The Clawfoot Bathtub Refinishing Peeling Tub Problem Is 3 fold.
The real magic happens in the process, by etching/abrading the surface which few bathtub refinishing contractor will do.
Provides the first level of adhesion I call MECHANICAL ADHESION. This allows the coating a foot-hold to grab onto. Porcelain, fiberglass tub and surrounds are non-porous and etching/abrading is a critical factor.
Then during the process we apply second to none TubPotion # 8 an exclusive and proven Silane adhesion promoter.
Our Silane technology, developed by the Germans to keep coatings on vehicles launched into space and must endure absolute zero (-459.67 degrees F.) to really HOT re-entry temperatures.
Because after an exhaustive search and securing an exclusive licensing agreement, we can now provide you with this incredible product and you now have an unbeatable DOUBLE ADHESION.
Through testing, no other Silane on the market came even close to the adhesive power of TubPotion #8.
But that’s not all, for the piece DE resistance is TubPotion #11 polyester bonding primer, once applied, you now have what I affectionately call TRIPLE ADHESION.
This powerful 3 fold process makes the TubPotion polyester protective bathtub refinishing top coat virtually permanent.
This Next Step Will Make Your Plumber Think You’ve Been Cheating On Him!
We often see worn-out tub drains and overflows, now is the perfect time to have these jacked-up drains replaced. Making your tub look like a brand new gorgeous install, your plumber may have a raised eyebrow?
Plus you’ll enjoy many added years of extended service life from your bathtub refinishing.
Because, having your new TubPotion coating sealed and protected under the drain, not only provides a clean look verses taping it off.
Because, having the coating sealed like this under the drain prevents the erosive power of running water work at the coatings edge.
Running water made the Grand Canyon after all, don’t under estimate the power of running water working at the edge of the coating. Thou you are protected by our triple adhesion.
*Note: We do require access to your tubs plumbing during this process. One to check for leaks after the install.
Second, should your tubs plumbing be weaken over the years, it occasionally breaks under the tub during drain removal.
With access, this becomes much less of a problem for us to repair. We are also hesitate to remove drains when you have non-standard plumbing known as a J-Trap and would require a plumber.
If you don’t have access we may be able to add an access panel to your tubs plumbing. We can advise you on your FREE-IN-HOME-ESTIMATE.
Most plumbers will charge $350 or more to replace your tubs drain/overflow. We offer special discount pricing for our savvy customers choosing this service during a bathtub refinishing.
I’ve developed special tools and procedures for getting out the most stubborn seized drains. Often they come out without a hitch, but when they don’t, our drain removal system will get the job done.
*Note: Requires a return trip to re-install the triple plated chrome Watco drain. We carry a full assortment of different drain sizes and thread combinations and can retrofit 99% percent of tub drains.
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