The Refinishing Process
The NuLOOK process is one-of-a-kind and can bring out the best in your existing surfaces like countertops, bathtubs and ceramic tile. Our unique coating system can transform outdated or worn surfaces into a custom decorative showpiece that mimics the look of solid surface and granite. With our special topcoat system, your countertops will be extremely durable and will last for years to come.
Our entire process revolves around your convenience. Every step of the way, we work with you to insure your 100% satisfaction in your custom finish. Most importantly, we do all the work—from clearing your countertops to protecting the surrounding cabinets. You simply sit back in the comfort of your own home! Plus our system is safe, so your pets and children can remain in another area of the home while the refinishing process occurs.
Countertop Refinishing Process
1. Free In-Home Design Consultation
Our design consultant visits your home for a free, no-obligation consultation where we answer any questions you have about the refinishing process and help you choose a custom finish to complement your decor. It’s a great way to see samples of the finishes in the natural light of your home.
2. Selection of Base Color and Flecks
For countertops, you’ll select your base color as well as the color flecks that will be applied in a special texturing process. The color flecks are what add the depth and dimension to your countertop that will make it look more like natural stone.
3. Repair Imperfections
After scheduling a convenient appointment time, a NuLOOK technician visits your home to repair any imperfections in the surface being refinished.
4. Apply Base Coat and Color Flecks
During the first day of the process, your technician will apply the base coat and the color flecks you’ve selected.
5. Apply Acrylic Urethane Topcoat
During the second day of the application process, your technician will return to apply the acrylic urethane topcoat, making your countertops heat and water resistant, as well as extremely durable.
6. Allow 48-72 Hours to Dry
While the whole process of refinishing can be done in a matter of hours, your new finish will need time to dry. After 48-72 hours, your surface will be ready to used as normal.
Bathtub and Tile Refinishing Process
1. Free Color Consultation
With bathtubs and tile, the process in much the same as with countertops. Our design consultant will meet with you at your convenience to select your preferred color.
2. Repair Imperfections
After scheduling an appointment time, one of our technicians will visit your home to repair any imperfections in your tub or tile.
3. One-Day Process
Bathtubs and tile are completed in a one-day process, where the technician will skillfully apply the color you have selected, as well as an acrylic urethane undercoat.
Bathtub refinishing also known as bathtub resurfacing is the process of restoring the surface of a worn, damaged bathtub to a like-new condition. This process typically involves repairing any damaged areas, prepping the surface and applying a new finish. Resurfacing, reglazing, or re-enameling are other terms used to describe the refinishing process.
Coatings used to create a new bathtub finish can be epoxies, urethanes, or polymers. These coatings are sprayed on.
People very often rip out old tubs because they’re slightly blemished,” says Richard Trethewey, This Old House plumbing and heating expert. “But it’s not easy to find an affordable bathtub with the look and size of a period tub.”
Refinishing Can Save Your Old Bathtub
Each year refinishing shops across the country rescue thousands of tired old tubs and sinks by spraying on an acrylic urethane resin coating. Done correctly, refinishing is an effective and inexpensive solution for porcelain that is chipped, worn rough, or whose color has simply gone out of style.
For an average cost of $350 to $500—a fraction of the $1,200 to $5,000 expense of a new cast-iron or steel tub installed—refinishers can make an antique fixture look brand new. “Professional refinishing can be a cost-efficient solution for that retro look.”
Many consumers have questions about refinishing; What is bathtub refinishing? What is reglazing? It is the same as bathtub resurfacing? What surfaces can refinishing be performed on? Can my bathtub be refinished? Can I change the color of my bathtub? Can my ceramic tile wall be refinished? What are the benefits of bathtub refinishing over replacement? Is a refinished bathtub better? What are the costs of refinishing my bathtub? What are the benefits of bathtub refinishing?
A Few Hours of Work for Years of Enjoyment
Basically, the kitchen and bath refinishing industry provides a durable, economical service to homeowners, hotel operators, and apartment complexes; the refinishing of bathtubs, tile, countertops, sinks and vanities. All of these things can become scratched, dull, or have outdated colors, yet still be structurally sound and working. Refinishing a bathtub, also known as reglazing, takes only a few hours, and imparts a brand new surface on the original bathtub, without removal. The result is a bathtub which has a brand new, shiny clean, durable, high gloss surface in any color the customer chooses.
Bathtub refinishing allows customers to design any style bathroom in any color scheme, without having to choose colors based on the original bathtub, sink, or toilet color. Ceramic tile can be repaired and resurfaced as well, allowing for complete bathroom color changes in a matter of hours, without disrupting the walls, plumbing or electrical work inside of a bathroom. Bathtub refinishing can be performed on porcelain, fiberglass and acrylic.