P.S. Those of you who are using the services of others, or are referring others, might want to check for your own benefit these few things: How much experience do they really have, not just what they claim to have? Do they offer a written guarantee, and could you have a copy? Will they be around to honor it? Will they honor it if they are? Do they spray the gasket seat inside the refrigerator or spray just what shows when the door is closed? If so, do you have to empty the refrigerator, and for how long? How well do they tape? Does the owner do the work too, or just employees? Remember, LITTLE DETAILS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. Are they members of the Better Business Bureau, and are they in good standing? A very important point: How long have they been members if they are? If they claim to have been doing it for X number of years, and have only been members for a short while, it’s a good bet that they’ve only been doing it for a short while. Are they insured including workmans' compensation? Are there complaints filed with the Attorney General? You see, not all companies are the same. I get at least 90% of my work from references and repeat customers, and as such have been eliminating a large portion of my Yellow Page ads, preferring to serve the ones who appreciate the quality and reliability of someone who takes pride in his work and reputation. One last pointer: use whomever you like, but keep in mind that I do a lot of jobs over that have been done by others, and it’s usually more expensive to do it over than to do it right the first time, especially considering that you have to pay to do it twice. As the old saying goes, “The bitterness of poor quality goes on long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”, so make sure you’re comparing apples to apples. Sometimes you might have to wait a little longer for us, but a good job beats a quick job in my book, and I’ll bet yours too.


Some important recent changes: We now have stove paint that is working out very well on stoves. Working with several labs and suppliers has also produced vastly superior tub reglazing system and cabinet spraying system, much better than the old systems and the ones most others are still using. We have been using more modern spray systems since 1988, such as those already required by law in California for reduced emissions. We are, and always will be state-of-the-art, and a step ahead of the others. You have my word on that!

Also for your benefit: All coatings used on tubs are some form of paint; anyone saying otherwise isn't being honest. Tubs and tile CANNOT be done with the original type of finish, regardless of anyone’s claim to the contrary. True porcelain must be fired on, not just baked! Do not fall for anyone’s exaggerated claims or outright lies. We use the very finest coatings for this procedure, but NOBODY can apply the same finish as the original. Some companies use fancy names like ___ Koatings, Poly Glass, Glass Tech, Porcelain Cote (a modified epoxy that is an epoxy even though two outfits that use it say it isn’t and in fact claim that it is porcelain. I actually used it myself for years, but it’s more prone to yellowing and slower to cure, it’s less expensive than the high end coatings, so many people use it), and others, but here’s a hint: all coatings are still a form of paint, be it epoxy, urethane, enamel or whatever. Almost all coatings are sold through the same few suppliers. One outfit even claims they use granite! Unfortunately, some people don’t use plain common sense. You can’t get the true porcelain or ceramic put back on your tub or tile, and you sure can’t have it turned into granite either! I REALLY hope people aren’t foolish enough to buy that. Our paints do not contain lead, as do many automotive paints that are still being used by many others, despite their being banned for home use long ago. We have done work for GE, Whirlpool, Maytag, Saint Charles, Sears, Lechmeres, Sub-Zero, Newmark Lewis, and more, as well as countless local businesses.

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Questions Commonly Asked:

Q. How long have you been doing it?
A. Since 1971, I have been doing this exclusively. Experience is crucial, one firm claims, "Backed by 40 years experience", yet I know he has less than 10 years for a fact. He already changed his company name at least once, and I actually did his parents' tub myself in 1990, before he ever considered starting to do tubs.

Q. How long does it take to do, and when can I use it?
A. A tub usually takes a few hours, and you may use it the next day in most cases. Refrigerators can be done with no removal of food and used in a couple of hours.

Q. Who does the work?
A. Me. I do all the spraying in my company now. Employees have been unreliable doing shoddy work, etc. I've gone back to the way I started. You may never know how much experience someone else, or their employees, may have; here you do.

Q. How many coats do you put on?
A. Great question, too bad many people hear unreal amounts and think the more the better. I’ve heard 8, 10, 12 or even more coats claimed by some. Two choices here. Either the person is lying, or he doesn’t have a clue of what he’s doing. Here’s a brief lesson. First of all, every coating manufacturer specifies in the tech info the coating should be applied at a certain DFT or dried film thickness. All coatings work best at a certain thickness. Over or under, this results in a less durable coating with a variety of potential failures. Cracking, brittleness, solvent popping, slow cure, runs, lack of flexibility, or other problems will occur eventually, that’s guaranteed. The fact of the matter is, someone may claim 15 coats, but it won’t happen. Figure it out, 5 minutes to put on a coat, 10 minutes to set up, 5 minutes to spray, 10 minutes to set up, times 15 coats. That’s about 4 hours of spraying alone. Add in 2 hours to prep, and an hour or so to clean up, plus travel to and from the job. If you have to drive to and from a job and it takes 7 hours to do it, you don’t get much work done. If someone claims 15 coats and then does the job in 3 hours total, I’d say he better check his math, it doesn’t add up. With 15 coats, the cure time would be a LONG time before you could use the tub, and it could start cracking about the time it dried because it would be so thick. A coat is fully wetting the surface so that it has a sheen with each application, not just waving the gun quickly over the surface. The highest quality tub coatings are designed to work with a dried film thickness of about 5 mills. This is critical to get the proper flexibility required for the drastic and rapid temperature changes that a bathtub is subject to.

Q. Do you do fiberglass tubs and showers too?
A. Sure do and it is actually shinier and as hard as or harder than the original fiberglass.

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