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SEM Bathtub Refinishing

313-535-8055

Serving the Greater Detroit area of Michigan
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Bathtub Refinishing Q & A

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Common Questions and Answers
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Does refinishing work?

Why should I choose your company?

I have heard that bath liners a far better than refinishing. Is this true?

I see prices from 100 dollars to 300 dollars. Is there a difference in quality?

I have shower doors. Do they have to be removed?

I have rust spots in my tub. Can this be repaired?

Does the process have an odor?

How long does the process take?

When can I use my bathtub after you leave?

What do I do after the refinishing is completed?

What can I use to clean my new surface with?

Can I use a bath mat?

Can I use the bathtub before you arrive?

What should I do to prepare the bathroom before you arrive?

My faucet drips all the time. Will this need to be repaired before you arrive?

Is there a difference between Refinishing, Reglazing, and Resurfacing?




Does refinishing work?

I have heard this question many times in 29 years. The answer is yes, if the work is done properly it will last as long as 20 years. Be aware, this an alternative to costly replacement, which could cost as much as 5000 dollars. There is no surface which will last forever, not even porcelain.
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Why should I choose your company?

I have had allot of customers that had bad experiences with other refinishing companies. Poor workmanship and inferior materials, leads to a failed product. Not only these companies are ripping off customers they are giving our industry a bad name. You can be rest assured that our company will give you the highest quality workmanship and materials available.
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I have heard that bath liners a far better than refinishing. Is this true?

This is a myth. Bath liners can fail. I've removed close to 200 failed liners. Many times, the seal around the liner fails and allows water to get in between the liner and tub. Once this occurs mold starts to grow and the liner can have a "squishy" feel to it, due to water being trapped underneath. Liners are considerably more costly than refinishing, as much as 8 times more. Most liner companies will not warranty a liner unless they install their wall system as well. This combination can cost as much as 3000 dollars. In my opinion, refinishing is more economical.
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I see prices from 100 dollars to 300 dollars. Is there a difference in quality?

Yes and No. Yes there are companies that do very reputable work, but usually not for 100 dollars. Be aware, not all refinishing companies use the same process and materials. A company charging a real cheap price may only be putting on an epoxy 1 step finish, which will not last at all. In this type of business you get what you pay for. Ask the company the process. Be sure they are doing at least the same 11 step process we use.
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I have shower doors. Do they have to be removed?

The doors do, but not the tracks. There is no warranty in track area if they are left on. We strongly recommend removing them, if you're unable to, we can remove them for you at an additional charge. You may want to make sure your old doors are safety proof glass. Look for a stamp on the glass that says "Safety Glass" or "Tempered".
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I have rust spots in my tub. Can this be repaired?

Yes, but cannot be guaranteed for further rusting. We do our best to prevent this but sometimes cannot be stopped from future rusting. In 29 years I've Had approximately 10 tubs that the rust came back, not bad considering I've refinished over 10,000 tubs.
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Does the process have an odor?

It has an odor equivalent to the smell of nail polish. When we set up our equipment, a ventilation fan is installed in your bathroom window. If there is not a window available we will set up a powerful ventilation machine to help remove any objectionable odors.
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How long does the process take?

Anywhere between 1 1/2 Hours to 5 Hours. It depends on the condition of the existing bathtub.
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When can I use my bathtub after you leave?

After I leave you will have to wait 48 hours before use.
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What do I do after the refinishing is completed?

The next day remove all masking paper from the walls and floor. It will only take a minute or two. Reinstall your trip lever, previously removed in step 3 of the process page, by dropping the weighted end into the overflow pipe, line up the screw hole and reinstall the two screws. If a drain screen was removed, lay it over the drain, line up the hole and install the screw. Recaulk the tub. We recommend using Polyseamseal adhesive caulk(TM) Made by OSI. It can be found at most hardware stores. If you wish to have us recaulk the bathtub, we can return and caulk it for you at an additional charge, see pricing page.
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What can I use to clean my new surface with?

We recommend spray on bath cleaners such as Scrubbing Bubbles or Generic brand foam bath cleaners. Never use abrasive cleaners on your new finish.
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Can I use a bath mat?

Yes, be sure to only use bath mats without suction cups. Ask us about our non skid bottom.
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Can I use the bathtub before you arrive?

Yes, the tub does not need to be dry before I arrive. You can use it right up to the minute before I arrive.
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What should I do to prepare the bathroom before you arrive?

The shower doors or curtains need to be removed; all items in the shower area, counter tops, back of toilet, rugs, and any window treatments should be removed as well. This will help us in the ability to properly protect your bathroom.
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My faucet drips all the time. Will this need to be repaired before you arrive?

Yes, you will have to repair the faucet before we arrive. We cannot refinish a tub that has a dripping faucet.
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Is there a difference between Refinishing, Reglazing, and Resurfacing?

They are all basically the same terms. The term Reglazing is kind of misleading. A new bathtub is considered to be glazed. This part of the process where the manufacture applies a Glaze to the tub and then is fired in a kiln at temperatures over 1500 degrees. The ending result is porcelain. In our industry this cannot be duplicated in the home due to the intense temperatures. Reglazing is actually refinishing, because at this time "reglazing" cannot be done. Resurfacing is also the same as refinishing. There are some companies that can restore your dull tub to a shiny tub. I believe they cannot use this process for chipped and worn bathtubs.
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Servicing Southeast Michigan

Some of the counties we service;

  • Wayne
  • Oakland
  • Macomb
  • Washtenaw
  • Genesee
  • Monroe

Some of the Michigan Cities We Service;

Algonac Allen Park Allenton Anchorville Ann Arbor Armada Auburn Hills Avoca Azalia Belleville Berkley Beverly Hills Bingham Farms Birmingham Bloomfield Hills Bloomfield Township Bridgewate rBrighton Brownstown Township Canton Capac Carleton Casco Center Line Chelsea Chesterfield Clarkston Clawson Clay Township Clinton Township Cohoctah Columbus Commerce Davisburg Dearborn Dearborn Heights Detroit Dexter Drayton Plains Dundee East China East Detroit Eastpointe Ecorse Emmett Erie Fair Haven Farmington Farmington Hills Ferndale Flat RockFort Gratiot Fowlerville Franklin Fraser Garden City Goodells Gregory Grosse Ile Grosse Pointe Hamburg HamtramckHarper WoodsHarrison Township Harsens Island Hartland Hazel Park Highland Highland Park Holly Howell Huntington Woods Ida Inkster Jeddo Keego Harbor Kimball La Salle Lake Orion Lakeland Lakeville Lambertville Lathrup Village Leonard Lincoln Park Livonia Luna Pier Macomb Madison Heights Manchester Marine City Marysville Maybee Melvindale Memphis Milan Milford Monroe Mount Clemens New Baltimore New Boston New Haven New Hudson Newport North Street Northville Novi Oak Grove Oak Park Oakland Orchard Lake Orion Ortonville Ottawa Lake Oxford Pearl Beach Petersburg Pinckney Pleasant Ridge Plymouth Pontiac Port Huron Ray Redford Richmond River Rouge Riverview Rochester Rochester Hills Rockwood Romeo Romulus Roseville Royal Oak Ruby Saint Clair Saint Clair Shores Salem Saline Samaria Shelby Township Smiths Creek South Lyon South Rockwood Southfield Southgate Sterling Heights Sylvan Lake Taylor Temperance Trenton Troy Union Lake Utica Van Buren Township Walled Lake Warren Washington Waterford Wayne West Bloomfield Westland White Lake Whitmore Lake Whittaker Willis Wixom Woodhaven Wyandotte Yale Ypsilanti

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