San Antonio Surface

Formica & Cabinets Refinishing

1. Clean the surface with a good degreaser.

2. Wipe dry and mark any dings scratched or chips, cut marks etc..

3. After marking fill with polyester filler, sand to contour. Be sure to fill seams and sand. Sand entire surface and wipe clean with rag and denatured alcohol. Let dry and wipe surface with tack cloth to remove dust.

4. Mask Back Splash area with paper to protect. Mask Cabinets above and below the Formica or counter surface. Protect floor with paper or plastic. Mask sink with plastic and 2 inch tape. Be sure to clean edges of sink with razor to remove build up where sink meets the Formica then mask,

5. Ventilate area by opening all windows and placing fans in windows if possible.

6. Set up HVLP and mix coatings per directions.

7. Adjust airflow on HVLP gun so that the coating is spraying evenly yet is not fully atomizing the coating so that the surface will mimic Formica.

8. Spray several coats until surface is covered completely. Be sure to wipe surface with tack cloth between coats to pick up any dry dust.

9. Let Surface dry for 1 hour before removing masking. Be sure to use a razor to trim edges around sink and other areas before pulling paper and plastic. This will ensure a clean sharp line.

10. Clean Equipment Stand back and admire work.

Antique Clawfoot Tub and Other Fixture Service

 

If you are having trouble finding a antique fixture such as clawfoot tub or pedestal sink or simply don’t have the time then complete the form below and we will assist in finding it for you. Through the years we have cultivated many relationships with Antiques Shops and other good sources for finding these treasured items. Often times we have people call us wanting us to either haul them away or sell them to us for as little as $150. The locator service includes pick up and delivery within 150 miles of San Antonio. All we ask in return is the opportunity to perform the restoration process. Our Basic Restoration Fee is $500 which is due upon Final delivery of the totally restored item.

This old treasure is transformed to a cherished fixture!

Black Satin Exterio and American Standard Bone interior!

You may have seen an antique tub as a display in a store, in a field serving as a watering trough, or your may have even used one in your home. Antique bathtubs were made for soaking. It is this fact that is making them so popular today.

If they were the only bathing unit in the home it is inconvenient to take a shower in them. Since the shower curtain has to go all the way around the tub there are many devices and methods of hanging the curtain. Even after you figured out how to hang the curtain it always seemed to stick to you.

Today many new bathrooms have both soaking tubs and a separate shower stall. Most of these dedicated soaking tubs are new acrylic units. Many antique tubs are deeper than new bathtubs on the market today . This is giving these old tubs a new life.

The problem is all the years that have passed since these bathtubs were new. Most of ones that have been in continuous service have the finish worn off from years of scrubbing. Some of these tubs have the paint worn down to the cast iron. The few Claw Foots that can be found need extensive work and may be missing parts. How can you take a bathtub that is beautiful only by its design, and make it into a show piece? Refinishing.

San Antonio Surface apply can apply a new acrylic finish in the color of your choice. This finish can be put on the inside as well as the outside of any antique bathtub. We also provide chrome and brass dipping service for the feet. If you don’t have a antique tub and are looking for one we can also help you there. Just tell us what you are looking for and we will keep an eye out for you. We carry a complete line of Antique Plumbing Hardware.

Complete Detailed Refinishing Instructions

 

You may have seen an antique tub as a display in a store, in a field serving as a watering trough, or your may have even used one in your home. Antique bathtubs were made for soaking. It is this fact that is making them so popular today.

If they were the only bathing unit in the home it is inconvenient to take a shower in them. Since the shower curtain has to go all the way around the tub there are many devices and methods of hanging the curtain. Even after you figured out how to hang the curtain it always seemed to stick to you.

Today many new bathrooms have both soaking tubs and a separate shower stall. Most of these dedicated soaking tubs are new acrylic units. Many antique tubs are deeper than new bathtubs on the market today . This is giving these old tubs a new life.

The problem is all the years that have passed since these bathtubs were new. Most of ones that have been in continuous service have the finish worn off from years of scrubbing. Some of these tubs have the paint worn down to the cast iron. The few Claw Foots that can be found need extensive work and may be missing parts. How can you take a bathtub that is beautiful only by its design, and make it into a show piece? Refinishing.

You can apply a new acrylic finish in the color of your choice. This finish can be put on the inside as well as the outside of any antique bathtub.