FAQ

What is the difference between Refinishing and Reglazing?

There is no difference. Both refer to a process of applying a new coating over an existing surface.

Can my bathtub or tile be ‘Re-Porcelainized’?

No. Your bathtub was originally kiln fired at a very high temperature to create the porcelain. It is impossible to re-fire existing porcelain, therefore refinishing is the best alternative to outright replacement.

How long will a refinished bathtub and tile wall last?

A refinished bathtub or tile wall can easily last 5 to 10 years with proper care & maintenance. In fact, many of our customers have told us their refinished surfaces still look and feel great after 15 years of regular use.

Are refinished bathtubs durable?

Porcelain Patch & Glaze uses the most technologically advanced coatings available. These finishes are designed to perform with daily use and will exceed ASTM industry standards. However, a refinished surface can be chipped or scratched if it is abused.

Do refinished bathtubs look painted?

Definately not! In fact, most people will not be able to tell the difference between a bathtub and one that Porcelain Patch & Glaze has refinished.

How much time is required to refinish a bathtub?

The average job takes 3 to 4 hours.

How long before I can use a newly refinished bathtub?

Please allow the finish to cure for 48 hours prior to using.

What colors are available?

We carry colors from American Standard, Kohler, Toto and others. Just ask for a color card.

Can I have a custom color?

Absolutely. For a nominal fee, we can match almost anything.

Will there be an odor during the process?

Our coatings contain aromatic solvents, which are required for a hard and durable finish. Our technician will use a ventilation fan to exhaust most of the odor from the work site to the outdoors. The residual fresh paint odor will dissapate within a day.

Does a refinished bathtub require special care?

You will find our use and aftercare to be very similar to the instructions for new bathtubs. Have a look at our downloadable forms.

  • Our Goal

    Our Goal at Porcelain Patch & Glaze Corporation of America is to provide customers with the most reliable electrostatic refinishing and porcelain reglazing services at competitive prices
  • Celebrating 75 years of service
  • Refinished an old but nice built-in tub for the second time. Because of previous work we got a reduced price. The technician was prompt, efficient, very informative and a pleasure to have in our house.

    Dean
    Cambridge, MA

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