At Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing in St. Charles, we don’t paint over your tub; we use a careful chemical process to change the surface of your fixture. Our acid wash and entire adhesion process goes beyond what other franchises offer, increasing the durability and bond of your finish. Call (847) 650-6271 now to request a free quote.

Acid Washing

Acid washing is the single most important step in refinishing porcelain to achieve a long-lasting bond. Wash creates tiny pores in the surface that helps bond the primers to the topcoat. Acrylic or fiberglass tubs are easy to wash by sanding, but porcelain or enamel tubs require a different process of abrading. By sanding or abrading the surface, the refinishing coating will more strongly adhere.

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Acid washing is sometimes given a bad name, and leading franchises will refuse to use it because of its specific storage requirements and extra expenses. Fox Valley utilizes acid washing because we know it will create the best, most long-lasting finish for our customers.

Triple Adhesion System

Fox Valley is the only refinishing company with the Triple Adhesion System. Combined with acid washing, we use silane and epoxy to create the best available primer system in the industry. After acid washing, we apply silane. Silane is an adhesion promoter so strong that it is also used by NASA, ocean liners, and the commercial aircraft industry. Applied directly to the fixture, it provides a secure chemical bond. The last part of the Triple Adhesion System is the epoxy coating. This is designed as a high build, high tack intercoat adhesion primer excellent for difficult-to-coat substrates. Epoxy has high build properties and is ideal for form-filling minor defects in the surface. Using the three steps of acid wash, silane, and epoxy, we create the strongest possible bond and a beautiful, smooth finish.

Committed to Customer Satisfaction

At Fox Valley, we are passionate about customer satisfaction and committed to creating the best finish possible. We use a unique three-step chemical process, our proven adhesion process, to create a gorgeous, smooth, and durable finish. In addition, all our work is backed by our industry-leading warranty. Located in St. Charles, we serve Elgin, Naperville, Sycamore, Aurora, and the surrounding areas. Call Fox Valley at (847) 650-6271 to request a free quote.