With that said there is one thing that is sometimes confused with bathtub refinishing but actually has nothing to do with the bathtub refinishing process at all. Bathtub Painting. This has caused a black cloud over our industry and is not remotely related to the bathtub refinishing process at all. Bathtub painting is the process of painting epoxy paint on a bathtub and is considered Apartment quality work because apartments demanded this service for years. They wanted a bathtub, shower or tile painted as cheap as humanly possible and wanted it to last about 1 lease term. Then they were willing to do it all over again as what was considered part of the 'turn' of an apartment. Turning an apartment meant painting, make ready service, maid service, cleaning the carpet and refinishing .... even tho what they were doing was not considered refinishing but painting.
Even in today's refinishing industry there are still a lot of companies and individuals that want to paint the bathtub, shower or tile surface with epoxy or aliphatic acrylic urethane paint and call it refinishing.
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