If you have ever had grout or caulking come loose on your shower then you have probably had a piece of tile fall off or come loose.
The wall behind the tub was still solid, I treated the wall with a combination of Microban hospital disinfectant and a pure form of hydrogen peroxide that kills mold and mildew.
I then cleaned up the tile and soap dish and reattached it using a two part marine grade epoxy glue. The final step was getting everything locked in and sealed up which was accomplished by refinishing the tile surrounding the bathtub. You can see the video here.
In short when bathtubs, tile and showers are painted using epoxy paint kits the failure rate is going to be 100%. It may last 1 use, it may last 6 months but one thing is for sure it is going to 100% fail.
Bathtub Refinishing is the process of using a synergistic approach combining chemical cleaning, etching, molecular bonding agents and synthetic porcelain to achieve a permanent fixed solution. Not a temporary patch.
When Tile is properly refinished, not simply painted. You can expect an outcome that is gorgeous and will last for years upon years. The unique property of synthetic porcelain is the fact that it is customized to the specific job at hand. For Example, Floor tile needs to be slip resistant, very tough and smooth so cleaning is simplified.
When we stop and think of what abuse a floor takes on a daily basis we began to realize how tough and durable it must really be. When a bathtub is used it is stepped in barefoot and although it does endure some harsh products from soaps to hair products, hot water and cleaning solutions. It is minor in comparison to what a tile floor endures. Shoes, which could be anything from slippers to cowboy boots, high heeled shoes, dress shoes, cleats and then us clueless husbands that like to mow the yard in our golf shoes and we finish up on that lush green grass… still thinking of our labor that has earned us the yard of the week (at least in our minds) and we walk into the bathroom to wash our hands and clean up only to very vaguely hear our wife yelling “get those shoes off my floor”. I mean… it happened to a friend of mine!
So how much will this cost you? That is a great question! Please take a minute to see my Bathtub and Tile Refinishing Prices.