How to Care for Reglazed or Refinished Surfaces.

People opt for budget-friendly services like reglazing or refinishing to renovate their fixtures instead of replacing them.

Reglazing services cost only a fraction of the replacement cost and are always completed within a day’s time. If you choose to reglaze your surfaces and fixtures, be prepared to be extra careful when it comes to caring and maintenance. There are various aftercare suggestions for reglazed surfaces that are highly recommended.

Avoid the Newly Glazed Area before It’s Completely Dry

Experts suggest waiting 24 to 48 hours before using the serviced area. This means some preparation on your part, and using another bathtub instead. By allowing the glaze to set, your surface will last for a long time and will be less at risk of dust particles or moisture.

Clean Surface after it Has Set

Despite precautionary measures, dust particles may collect on top of the newly finished surface. Whether it’s a bathtub, vanity or tile, use a gentle home cleanser and a non-corrosive sponge to wipe off the dirt. You’ll be left with a shining and pristine surface!

Avoid Long-term Water Accumulation

Do not let water accumulate on the surface at any point. Use a soft towel or napkin to dry the surface to avoid any water seeping through the glaze. Moisture accumulation is not only a threat to the uniformity of the surface, but it also encourages for mold and bacteria to develop.

Here Are Some Highly Recommended Dos and Don’ts Of A Newly Glazed Surface:

The Don’ts:

  • Don’t use the area for the specified period of time and as instructed by your glazing expert.
  • Don’t use harsh chemicals which are abrasive or corrosive. Instead, use mild cleaners, soft towels/sponges to gently wipe the surface.
  • Don’t use suction mats to avoid negative reactions and discrepancies on the new surface.
  • Don’t use cleansers, cosmetics or disinfectants on the newly refinished surface. These chemicals can cause inconsistencies in color, shine and finish.

The Dos:

  • Do make sure that your faucets/taps are not prone to leaking. Moisture leakage will create tons of problems for a newly glazed surface.
  • Do remember to wipe the newly glazed surface dry after use to ensure durability.
  • Do wax your newly reglazed bathtub, vanity or tiles after the first two weeks of reglazing. Continue waxing after every 4-6 months, using a thin layer of auto wax after cleaning and drying the surface.

To increase longevity, shine and durability of your new surface, be sure to vigilantly follow the guidelines provided above. With these care tips, your surface will continue looking brand new for years to come!