Many refinishers use a corrosive acid, usually hydrofluoric acid, to chemically etch a porcelain or ceramic tile surface in order to allow the new coating to stick. Hydrofluoric acid is so strong that it actually eats away the porcelain, creating pits and a rougher area for the new coating to hold onto.
Corrosive materials, like hydrofluic acid, are dangerous and can cause burns to the technician using them. Acid can cause damage to fixtures, surrounding carpet or floors, if misused. It is also corrosive to pipes if not properly neutralized before pouring down a drain the typical method of disposal. If acid etching is used in your home or business, be sure the technician is covered by workman’s comp, and not your homeowner’s policy!
Acid etching can fail because even the smallest amount of moisture under the new finish, at the tub’s edge or around the drain, can blister and force the new finish to let go and peel …. and continue to peel as moisture works its way underneath the finish.
Integrity Restorations non-etching process is truly unique.
Our exclusive acid free bonding agent enables us to “fuse” a new surface onto your tub fixture or tile. Our process is more like a skin graft instead of a band-aid that’s stuck on. Integrity Restorations’ smooth, hard finish will not peel and will look like new!
Integrity Restorations can fix an acid etch refinisher’s failed job.
A failed acid refinished bathtub can be fixed, but requires the failed coating to be stripped off. Then the tub can be properly refinished using the Integrity Restorations process. The stripping process will add to the cost, but will result in a durable Miracle Method finish.
WE WILL NOT INTRODUCE POTENTIALLY HARMFUL ACIDS INTO YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS! YOU HAVE OUR WORD ON IT!