What Can I Do if My Bathtub is Peeling or Chipping?
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What Can I Do if My Bathtub is Peeling or Chipping?

We get calls from people everyday on bathtubs that are peeling, chipping or flaking.  Generally what has happened is someone has a used a do-it-yourself kit, or this is the handiwork of an inexperienced refinisher.
Peeling and chipping bathtub The DIY kits lack the proper strength that is needed to withstand the abuse that a bathtub is exposed to.  The abrupt shock of the water going from hot to cold, the strength of the flow of the water in the bathtub and people standing and sitting on that area quickly contribute to a coating failure and result in a peeling or chipping bathtub.
An inexperienced refinisher will rush through, or may be unaware, of the crucial steps involved in  preparing the surface of a bathtub for proper adhesion. 
The Surface Doctors refinishing process involves carefully treating the surface, so the entire surface is porous and ready to accept our coatings.  Porcelain, cultured marble, laminate, ceramic, acrylic, plastic and granite are all very different in their composition and require knowledge and experience to understand how to properly treat the surface so coatings have maximum adhesion.  This is the key to a coatings longevity, which can be 10 years or longer with proper care.
Contact The Surface Doctors for more information on how to fix a peeling bathtub at (630) 201-9923.  

2 Comments to What Can I Do if My Bathtub is Peeling or Chipping?:

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boonjohn on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 11:52 AM
i would like to know how to fix peeling ceramic bath tub or porcelain
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Gunnar on Friday, April 15, 2011 5:38 PM
Hi boonjohn, If it is peeling it means it was coated with something. There is some reason as to why it is experiencing a coating failure. If it is in a small concentrated area, there may have been some contamination that did not allow the coatings to properly adhere to the porcelain or ceramic surface. If the peeling is pronounced throughout, this may have been the handiwork of an inexperienced refinisher. It could possibly have been a DIY that was used. At any rate, the coating more than likely would have to be chemically stripped to the original porcelain or ceramic surface. The surfaces would then have to be re-treated to accept the coatings to allow proper bonding. We get calls like this all the time, and this is really the proper way to correct the problem you are having. Feel free to contact me for further guidance on this problem. (630) 201-9923 Thanks, Gunnar
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