FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS How long will a refinished bathtub and ceramic tile surround last? An Cutting Edge bathtub or tile wall can easily last 10 to 15 years with proper care and maintenance. In fact, many of our customers have told us their bathtubs still look and feel great 15 years after being refinished. How durable are refinished bathtubs? Cutting Edge Refinishing uses the most technologically advanced coating available. These finishes are designed to stand up to daily use and do not require special care. However, like a newly manufactured bathtub, a refinished surface can be chipped or scratched if it is abused. Do refinished tubs look painted? Definitely not! In fact, most people will have a difficult time telling any difference between a new bathtub and a refinished tub by our expert technicians. The Cutting Edge Refinishing method process is that good. How long does it take to refinish a bathtub? A standard sized bathtub, in reasonable condition, takes under 3 hours to refinish. The tub will typically be ready to use within 24 hours. How does refinishing compare to replacement costs? Refinishing costs vary across the country but refinishing will almost always be a fraction of the total cost of replacement. Replacing a bathtub and surround can easily cost $2000. Refinishing your kitchen cabinets and countertops will save you at least 50% of the cost of replacing or even refacing. Call or text us at 773-983-5884 for a free estimate. Does refinishing have an odor? The top coatings we use contain solvents, which are necessary to make the finish hard and durable. We use ventilation fans to exhaust air from the work area outside, minimizing the fresh paint like odor. 90% to 95% of the smell will be exhausted within the first 2 to 3 hours and substantially gone within a few hours. Is white the only color available? No. Cutting Edge Refinishing can match an existing color or create almost any custom solid color of your choosing. Contact us today, we offer free quotes from your pictures!