Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing is committed to providing high-quality results to our customers in St. Charles and the surrounding Chicago area. We use the best eco-friendly products on the market, in conjunction with our proven adhesion process, to provide superior results every time. Read on to learn more about the Fox Valley difference.

Bathtub Refinishing

Our Refinishing Process

At Fox Valley, we don’t paint over your tub. Instead, we use a careful chemical process to change the surface of your fixture.

• Acid Etching

First, we acid etch porcelain and enamel surfaces to create tiny pores in the surface that will help bond the primers to the topcoat. We are careful to use proper ventilation, gloves, and masking, to keep your family safe during this process. Then we neutralize, dilute, and flush the acid away. As with all of our products, our use of HF (hydrofluoric) acid is safe for your family, your plumbing, and the environment.

• Triple Adhesion System

Next, we use silane and epoxy to create the best primer system in the industry. We apply silane directly to your bathtub to provide a secure chemical bond. Then we apply an epoxy coating to provide a glossy, durable finish.

Glas-Tech 9000

Glas-Tech 9000 is our company’s epoxy coating of choice because it’s the best coating available to the refinishing industry. Glas-Tech 9000 is high-gloss, 100% resistant to UV rays, cures quickly, and is available in 1200 colors. Additionally, this product is incredibly durable and long-lasting because of its high crosslink density. Plus, as the formula cures, the pigment settles to the bottom of the film and a clear, resin-rich top layer forms on top; this offers extra protection from moisture, impact, stains, and solvents.


Another benefit of our triple adhesion process is that it is eco-friendly. All of our coatings are in compliance with the strictest EPA standards for VOCs in the country. We are committed to the health and well-being of our customers, staff, and the environment. This is why we believe in refinishing versus replacement, and why we have vigorously refined our refinishing process: it is simply the best.

Request Quote

Fox Valley is committed to quality results and customer satisfaction. We’d love to talk to you about how we can make a difference for you, too! To learn more about our bathtub, shower, or tile refinishing services, and to request a free quote, call us at (847) 650-6271.