Frequently Asked Questions

What types of refinishing do you do?

We do bathtub refinishing, sink refinishing, countertop refinishing, and tiling refinishing. Basically, we can do anything you need to make your bathroom sparkle and shine again. Take a look at our photos and see the difference for yourself!

Does your refinishing work include any warranties or guarantees?

We offer the best guarantee around; it’s a five-year, hassle-free warranty. If you have any related problems within the first year of our warranty, we’ll fix it for free. If you have any other complications during the next four years of the warranty, we’ll fix it for only $30. Better yet, our guarantee has no fine print. At Tri-Star Refinishing, we stand behind our work.

Can you fix cracks in fiberglass tubs?

Yes, we actually specialize in fiberglass tub repair. Most companies avoid repairing fiberglass tubs because it’s easy to crack the tub if you don’t understand the right way to fix it. However, we have a dependable process that allows us to repair your tub quickly and easily. First, we drill six holes in the bottom of the tub, and then we fill the holes in with a Froth-Pak. The Froth-Pak turns hard, filling in any holes and cracks, and also providing support for any other necessary repairs.

Can I have my bathtub, sink, and other bathroom appliances refinished in a color other than white?

Absolutely. We can do your refinishing in a variety of colors, like almond or bone. There is an extra fee of $50 when you choose a color other than white.

How long will the bathtub refinish last?

With proper care and cleaning, our refinishing job will last for many years.

How long does it take to refinish a bathtub?

Depending upon conditions, a bathtub reglazing project typically lasts anywhere from 2-4 hours.

How long must I wait before using my tub after it has been refinished?

After the tub refinishing process, you’ll need to wait just 12 hours before using the bathtub again.

Is it better to remodel or refinish my tub?

Replacing an existing bathtub is 8-9 times more expensive, and also takes 2-3 weeks to finish. On the other hand, refinishing your bathtub gives you the same effect with much less time and money.

Will the surface of my tub be slippery after it’s been re-glazed

The new finish on your bathtub is not any more slippery than the surface of a new acrylic bathtub. However, we do offer non-slip mats if you would like extra protection against slipping.

How long of a waiting list do you typically have?

Normally we can schedule you within 10-14 days of receiving the order. However, if you would like the work completed on a Saturday, make sure to schedule your tub resurfacing further in advance.

I am remodeling my bathroom right now. Should I re-glaze my bathtub before or after the remodeling is complete?

You should wait to refinish your bathtub until all of the other remodeling is complete. When we work, we are very careful to protect everything else in your bathroom.

How much does it cost to refinish a bathtub?

Bathtub refinishing costs $289.00 and only takes 2-3 hours to complete. Afterwards, you can use your tub in just 12 hours.

How much does it cost to replace a bathtub?

Replacing a bathtub will cost approximately $2,400.00 to $2,600.00, and usually takes 2-3 weeks to install from start to finish. The installation process often includes noise and dust, re-plumbing and re-tiling. Getting the old tub out and the new bathtub in can often be problematic as well.

If you have more questions about Cleveland bathtub or countertop refinishing, please contact us at 877-610-8827. We’ll be happy to answer your questions.