Bathtub Stain Removal

Bathtub stains can happen for a variety of reasons. Bacteria can grow on the surface due to moisture. Or hard water can cause mineral deposits that stain the surface. Bath bombs can leave a stain as well depending on the color.

Depending on the severity of the stain, sometimes it can be scrubbed off quite easily. Using cleaning supplies such as Comet, Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide can get mild stains out of bathtubs most of the time. If the stain has gone untreated for a longer period of time, it may be harder to get off the surface. Also, the cleaning supplies listed above can be abrasive and harsh, causing damage to the bathtub surface.

If the bathtub is stained and no matter how much scrubbing is done, they won’t leave, the surface could be permanently damaged. If that’s the case, refinishing is a good option. Refinish First can repair and refinish the bathtub surface and make it look brand new.

Replacing the bathtub doesn’t make sense unless a complete bathroom renovation is being done. Refinishing costs less and takes way less time than replacement. Give Refinish First a call for a free estimate or visit their website.

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Cleaning Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile needs to be treated gently when cleaning. No abrasive cleaning products should be used on ceramic tile surfaces. To properly clean the surface, gather these items:

  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • A cloth/rag
  • Dish soap
  • Toothbrush or scrub brush

Use a cloth to remove loose dirt and dust from the tile. Fill the spray bottle with warm water and add a drop or two of dish soap spraying the surface liberally. Use a cloth or rag to wipe down the tiles. To clean the grout, grab an old toothbrush and scrub to get it bright white again.

After getting all of the dirt, dust and food particles off of the tile, rinse the surface with water and wipe dry. To make the tiles shine even more, buff them with a soft cloth.

Avoid using vinegar or any acid based cleaners on ceramic tile. These can fade and dull the surface. Also, regular soap can leave a residue, making tiles appear dirty.

If the ceramic tile has become cracked or grout is missing, contact Refinish First. They can repair and refinish ceramic tile surfaces.

Refinishing Science Labs

Science labs are notorious for spills and stains from experiments. Some chemicals can even ruin the tabletop in the science classroom. Getting new tables and counters for science classrooms would be expensive, but refinishing those surfaces could save some money.

Refinish First can tackle those stained, scratched and chipped surfaces and make them look like new. They can refinish many surfaces including laminate, Formica, tile, solid surfaces and cultured marble. While refinishing the surface, they will also repair chips and cracks.

They offer almost endless color options for surfaces and even offer stone finishes. Have Refinish First match the existing surface color, or create a new one.

If the refinished surface gets damaged in the future, Refinish First can repair it unlike other surfaces. Their bonding technology can extend the life of a surface for up 20 years. They even offer a five-year limited warranty against adhesion failure on countertops.

Update those old science labs surfaces while school is out for the summer. Refinish First can get the job done in no time.

Slip Resistant Surfaces

Over two-thirds of accidental injuries happen in the bathtub or shower. Bathtub and shower surfaces are already fairly slick, but add water and some soap and they become downright dangerous. Having slip resistant materials could help to reduce the number of injuries.

Slip resistant mats or treads can come off pretty easily and be more of a nuisance than a help in the bath or shower. Instead of constantly reapplying stick-on slip resistant mats, try something more permanent to prevent bathtub and shower falls.

Refinish First can install slip resistant surfaces in bathtubs and shower pans to reduce the slickness of these surfaces. The surface they install chemically bonds to bathtub or shower floor, making it resistant to cracking or peeling.

Slip resistant flooring can help everyone from slipping in the bathtub or shower and reduce the number of injuries in the bathroom. Ask Refinish First about installing a slip resistant surface in the bathtub or shower.

Vintage Bathroom with a Colored Bathtub

Vintage bathrooms are all about fun colors. In the 1950’s and 1960’s interior decorators used a lot of pastels. This trend also carried over to bathroom decorating, where bathtubs escaped the normal white shade and went lavender, yellow, aqua, pink, and green.

Homeowners can use these colors to create a vintage-inspired bathroom. With a pink, blue or lavender bathtub, homeowners can design a spa-like bathroom by making it the focal point of the room. To do this, use a variety of white shades for the rest of the bathroom.

For a more classic feel, mix traditional features with a yellow, mint green or pink bathtub. Pink and green or blue and yellow were common color combinations back then. Add a pedestal sink and a checkered floor to complete the look.

Mix the pastel bathtub with modern features to create a modern, yet whimsical bathroom. Add modern bronze faucets to the pastel tub to tie it into the room. Play off of the tub’s color when buying accessories such as soap holders and towels.

Tired of boring white bathtubs? Head on over to Refinish First. They can replicate any color and create countless custom colors for bathroom surfaces.

The Perfect Kitchen Island

Homeowners love kitchen islands for many reasons. They are functional, they can be a design focal point, and can provide extra seating. Finding the perfect kitchen island requires marrying functional and style to fit the kitchen.

For function, islands need to give the dishwasher enough clearance when opening the door, have 18 inches of space on either side of a cooktop, and have outlets for appliances to cover the basics. After that, many more features can be added to customize the island for each unique kitchen need.

If it’s going to be used for extra seating, make sure it’s the proper height for kitchen stools. The eating area should also be raised so it’s out of range of spatters from the cooktop or sink, if one is present.

A kitchen island is usually at least four feet long and two feet deep, taking up quite a bit of space. Because of this it is recommended that the kitchen should be at least eight feet deep and more than 12 feet long to accommodate an island.

One of the major advantages of having a kitchen island is more storage. Cabinets can be installed on each side to increase kitchen storage. Put more shallow cabinets on the front, dining side, and larger, deeper cabinets on the kitchen side.

Homeowners should design or find a kitchen island that works for their needs, whether that be an extra cooktop, more storage, or a breakfast bar.

School Kitchens

Children can be rough on things and that includes school cafeteria surfaces. If they’ve taken a beating and are looking worn down, it might be time to call the professionals at Refinish First for help. While school is out they can make those cafeteria surfaces brand new.

With the amount of countertop surfaces in the cafeteria kitchen, replacing all of them would be a process and cost a good chunk of money. With refinishing, it would take less time and money to make them look new again.

With countless colors and many stone accents to choose from, the cafeteria could get a color update as well when getting the surfaces refinished. Refinish First can also match any existing color if they would prefer to keep it the same.

With school out for the summer, it is a great time to repair and refinish cafeteria surfaces. Give Refinish First a call.