For a dated bathroom, reglazing the tiles is one of the most cost efficient ways to give your little haven a transformative fix. Owning a brilliantly tiled bathroom can be a mixed blessing, especially when the tiles start to turn into shades most popular in the 1950s. Some of these colors include peach, teal, faded yellow and even cream. Not that having these colors is highly looked down upon nor is it in any way wrong. The problem comes in when the surface adopting these colors was initially pristine white. This is when one is left with no options other than girding their loins and dealing with the current situation or renovating!
Refinishing, more commonly known as resurfacing, has recently been recognized as a third option when one is faced with such a dilemma. This has proven to be just as transformative as a renovation. Even so, it has certain benefits that organizing for a renovation lacks. For instance, it does not require the time or the cost of a thorough renovation strategy. This makes it very pocket-friendly while still maintaining the expected value for money!
The process of tile resurfacing you may ask? It is a very simple and clear cut procedure really. A professional or professionals, depending on the area being worked on, arrive and do a deep cleaning of the said location. In this instance, for example, they do a deep and thorough cleaning of the bathroom in question. After they are satisfied with the result, they then spray a very thin coat of enamel. This coat is usually opaque and some might even say gleaming. In a matter of hours, the tiles, the tub, the sinks, and even the toilet will be gleaming white, transformed in a matter of hours!
To maintain the newly resurfaced tiles, there are a couple of things that are required and that must be taken to account to prevent relapses. If the tiles that have been recently worked on are still glossy, the professionals acquired to be in charge of the process will have to first acid-etch the surfaces in order to remove their shine. This shine comes from the various oils and grease in-cooperated in the products. To enable the enamel to stick properly, and to last longer, the oil and grease must be removed. The professionals do this by the use of various chemicals. Three or four more coats of enamel are then sprayed on top of the previous layer for the finishing touch. The coats should be continuous and have no gaps between them since they would dirty in just a few months. This is why it is important to get your resurfacing done by qualified and reputable professionals.
It takes about a day to get a resurfacing job done but as usual, this depends on the site of refinishing. If say, it is a bathroom, the job itself will take a day and then, one will have to let the surfaces cure for about 24 hours. Your discolored surfaces will be a thing of the past if all this is done correctly! Go ahead and try it for yourself.