Dallas Bathtub Refinishing has come a long way since the old days of painting a bathtub with epoxy paint. Even though the Epoxy paint kits and especially the D.I.Y. epoxy paint kits are still being sold at home improvement stores that is very old and very outdated technology. When technology improves the old sometimes disappears, or it becomes cheap and companies can simply invest money into the hype and still sell the product. This is the case with the Epoxy paint kits. They have an appeal because they show a way of making an old bathtub look new again and they promise this can be done by the average home owner. Then when it turns out with the painted look or bubbles up and peels off they simply blame the consumer for not following directions. The truth is, epoxy is a paint. Epoxy paint is tough. Epoxy paint will resist water but it will not hold up to daily use. For that matter the Epoxy paint kits will not hold up to weekly use and will sometimes fail in the very first use. The reason for this is because paint goes on top of another surface. As soon as that paint wears through or gets weak or simply does not bond, then the paint will peel off the old surface. Most of these Bathtubs are either porcelain, cast iron, fiberglass, acrylic or cultured marble.
Trying to paint on top of any of those surfaces listed above is like trying to paint on Glass. This is why Dallas Bathtub Refinishing will etch the old surface to expose the pores and cause microscopic scratches in the old surface. Then use fusion lock molecular bonding to work into the old surface and not on top of the old surface. From there Dallas Bathtub Refinishing will apply 9 coats of synthetic porcelain and allow it to melt into those exposed pores and scratches.