Care and Maintenance
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By following the guidelines listed below, you will be assured many years of trouble-free service. DO NOT use the surface for 24 hours after job completion. Stay out of the area to prevent unnecessary dust or dirt from falling into the wet surface. Because we are not spraying in a spray booth, it is impossible to avoid some degree of dust or dirt particles from
falling into finish. Any dirt or dust that lands in the finish will cause sharp point to form in the reglazed surface. (see #2 below) Although the refinished surface can be put back into full use after this time, the surface will actually require up to 90
days to completely cure. Please observe the following:
1. During the refinishing process, masking tape was used, which will protect other surfaces during the drying and curing, but which can be easily removed by the customer. Remove this masking tape after the initial down time, but within one week after the designated down time. Care should be taken when removing the masking from wallpaper, or painted surfaces, so remove the masking slowly and carefully. (see note ate the end of instructions).
2. Clean the finish regularly with soap and sponge (this is called surface conditioning). PLEASE NOTE: All newly refinished surfaces will have some surface dust which will have settled into the new surface. Do not be alarmed; because the surface is still within its long term cure period, normal use and regular cleaning will usually remove all minor surface dust marks.
3. When removing the masking from around the drain area, be careful not to break the seal around the drain shoe. Any glaze which is left on the surface of the drain shoe can be carefully removed with a razor blade or knife.
4. Be sure to towel dry surface if water does not evaporate quickly. DON'T use a rubber mat or anything else with suction cups. Most mats will produce a reaction with the new surface when subjected to hot water.
5. Destruction of the finish may occur through improper use of acid bearing compounds, such as drain openers or tile and grout cleaners. All chemicals must be kept away from the finish. These chemicals include, but are not limited to, cosmetics, hair dyes, and perfumes, which may stain and mar the finish. Introduction of any of these chemicals onto the finish would be considered neglect and possibly void any guarantee.
DO'S AND DON'TS
1. DON'T use any abrasive cleaners on or near the refinished surface. Your new, glossy finish is easily cleaned with any mild liquid cleaner, and should be cleaned after each use. The following cleaners are approved for use: Fantastic, 409, Lysol Tub & Tile and Scrubbing Bubbles.
2. DON'T use any abrasive scrubbing pads, such as Scotch Brite or any similar scrubbing pads, as this will scratch the new surface. Use a sponge that can be used on Teflon.
3. DON'T drop sharp or heavy objects on the finish.
4. Faucets must be properly maintained by owner and user, to protect the new surface. Leaky faucets will erode the new finish, causing it to crack and wear out prematurely.
5. Destruction of the finish may occur through improper use of acid bearing compounds, such as drain openers or tile and grout cleaners. All chemicals must be kept away from the finish. These chemicals include, but are not limited to, cosmetics, hair dyes, and perfumes, which may stain and mar the finish. Introduction of any of these chemicals onto the finish would be
considered neglect and possibly void any guarantee.
6. DON'T use a rubber mat or anything else with suction cups. Most mats will produce a reaction with the new surface when subjected to hot water.
7. DON'T use Soft Scrub, Comet, Ajax, or SOS Pads. NO ABRASIVES AT ALL! Abrasives are damaging to all surfaces. The new surface will clean easily with any of the cleaners indicated above and a soft sponge.
8. DON'T pick surface dust off with your finger. Any surface dust will likely dissipate in 3-4 weeks with normal cleaning and usage. Waxing also helps with Meguilar's show wax for cars.
9. DON'T let workers stand in a reglazed tub with their shoes on. Have them remove shoes and put a soft towel down.
10. DON'T leave any bottles, spray cans, wet cloths or bar soap on the surface for more than 24 hours. (Rust from shaving cans will damage the surface.)
11. DON'T wash any pets in tub or sink.
12. DON'T expose surface to extreme heat. Keep hot objects away from refinished item.
13. DON'T drag or drop any objects on the finish, which may cause it to chip, scrape or mar the finish.
14. DON'T use refinished surface to clean brushes or any painting related chemicals or materials. Keep harsh chemicals away from surface. Don't clean or store sharp or abrasive items on surface.
15. DO use liquid soap or body washes as they rinse away easily with water and help prevent soap residue.
16. DO maintain caulking. Caulking/ and or grouting is not warranted.
17. DO make sure the room is well ventilated.
18. DO make sure there are no holes or gaps in any grout or caulking in your shower. This will lead to wall damage and a costly repair.
19. DO keep surface clean and free of wetness for extended periods.
20. DO repair any chips IMMEDIATELY. Chips are man made and will result in water getting under the finish that can eventually peel. This will not be covered under the warranty if not repaired immediately. There is a minimum $65 chip repair charge.
21. DO wax your refinished surface two weeks after it is done and once every 1-3 months thereafter. Use regular auto wax and DO NOT OVER BUFF. Start by thoroughly cleaning the surface then gently wiping dry. Then apply a light thin coat of wax with a damp cloth using a circular motion. Wipe excess wax with a soft dry cotton towel.
Remember, if you treat your new surface with respect, clean it regularly and follow the above guidelines, your fixture will stay shiny and bright and give you many years of trouble free service.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the fact that this is a thick resin, special care is necessary to remove the tape after the drying time. We recommend having the technician return the following day to remove tape and caulk for a nominal fee. We cannot be responsible for the removal of resin due to improper tape removal. If a touch up is needed to repair resin removal, there is a minimum charge of $75.