Can You Restore a 140 Year Old Antique Sink?

Can You Restore a 140 Year Old Antique Sink?

Every so often, we run across historic bathroom and kitchen fixtures.  Not just something that is forty, fifty, or even sixty years old.  I’m talking about a bathtub or a sink that is one hundred years old or more.  This…

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How Do You Fix a Stained Bathtub?

How Do You Fix a Stained Bathtub?

A bathtub can be stained by several different sources and can require different methods to correct. Conventional cleaners purchased at common supply stores can usually remove topical, light staining.  But, when staining goes deeper into the surface of the tub,…

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Bathtub Refinishing in Naperville, IL

Bathtub Refinishing in Naperville, IL

Do you have a bathtub in need of refinishing?  If you live in Naperville, IL., and are considering reglazing for your bathtub, the Surface Doctors are the pros you are looking for.  They specialize in repairing and refinishing the bathroom…

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Is Bathtub Refinishing Safe?

Is Bathtub Refinishing Safe?

Anything that we, as consumers, are going to have performed in our home should be fully analyzed prior to scheduling the work. Surface Doctors refinishing technician carefully prepping surface of bathtub. Plumbing, electrical work, carpentry, etc…, these are all specified…

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What Should You Do Before Putting a House on the Market?

What Should You Do Before Putting a House on the Market?

First impressions mean everything, and you only get one chance to make a first impression. As we enter the spring real estate market season, sellers have to make every effort to make a great lasting first impression to potential buyers….

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What is the Easiest Way to Replace an Old Tub Drain?

What is the Easiest Way to Replace an Old Tub Drain?

If your bathtub is at that point when it is looking dull, worn, and in need to be refinished, your drain is probably in need as well. Having your bathtub refinished is faster, more economical, and convenient than replacing the…

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Bathtub Warranty – What Does it Really Mean?

Bathtub Warranty – What Does it Really Mean?

We get calls all the time from people asking “What is your warranty on bathtub refinishing?” 5 Year Warranty on Refinished Surfaces We put a five year warranty on our refinished surfaces. To many, this is acceptable and even more…

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Do DIY Bathtub Refinishing Kits Last?

Do DIY Bathtub Refinishing Kits Last?

Do they last? “Last” would be the operative word here. We field calls all the time from people who have tried to cut corners and refinish the bathtub with a DIY kit themselves, and realize after the end result that…

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

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…

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What Can You Do if Your Bathtub Floor is Cracked?

What Can You Do if Your Bathtub Floor is Cracked?

We get calls about this problem all the time. While many bathtubs or shower repairs are cosmetic in nature, what can you do if there is an actual hole in the floor of the bottom of a bathtub or shower…

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Is Your Bathtub Rusting?

Is Your Bathtub Rusting?

Is your bathtub rusting? The Surface Doctors encounter many bathtubs in this condition. Rust is only a factor on pressed steel enamel and cast iron tubs. Rust does not occur on plastic and fiberglass bathtubs. When steel and cast iron…

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Antique Clawfoot Tubs FOR SALE!

Antique Clawfoot Tubs FOR SALE!

Antique clawfoot tubs from the early 1900’s are gaining popularity in many bathroom remodeling projects. These heavy cast iron and thick porcelain bathtubs have so much more character than today’s models made from plastic and fiberglass. These tubs from yesteryear…

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