Coutertops Resurfacing FAQS

Coutertops Resurfacing FAQS

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What exactly is resurfacing? 

Resurfacing is the process of applying a new coating to countertops, tubs, showers, tile, cabinets, and even appliances. It’s an alternative to replacement that extends the life of the surface by many years.

How long does it take to resurface a countertop?

It typically takes four to six hours to resurface most items in your house. For larger kitchens or multiple bathrooms, the process might take more than one day. Because our coating takes 24 hours to cure, we typically recommend resurfacing one bathroom per day.

How long do I need to wait before I use my countertop?

We ask that you let the surface dry for 24 hours before putting it back into use.

How long does your resurfacing last?

With proper care, your resurfacing should last for many years. For more information, see our Care & Maintenance and Countertop Warranty pages.

Is there an odor? Is your coating harmful?

Our resurfacing does have a strong smell; however, it is not toxic and typically dissipates within a few hours. Our technicians always bring exhaust fans with them to jobsites. Because of our coating’s smell, we typically resurface occupied units and residential homes in the morning so that the smell has adequate time to dissipate.

How do I prepare my countertops for resurfacing?

We ask that you remove all items from your countertop (i.e., clocks, hanging plants, decorative items, microwaves, coffee makers, etc.), as well as items on top of cabinets! Our technicians are trained not to touch any personal items and if your countertops are not clear, we will ask you to either remove your items or reschedule your work.

You should also disconnect any water or gas lines from your refrigerator and/or oven and move these items at least three feet from your countertops. If your refrigerator and/or stove cannot be moved, we will not be able to resurface the end caps on your countertops.

Do I need to leave while you’re working?

While we bring exhaust fans and make sure to well-ventilate the area, our resurfacing can bother people with a sensitivity to strong smells and so we recommend you avoid the work area. We also advise that you keep young children and pets away throughout the job, not only for their safety but to make sure the technician’s undivided attention is on the job.

What exactly is your coating?

Epoxies, while extremely durable, are not food and bath friendly. When Get A Grip first started, our coating specialists took the chemical formula for epoxies and made it safe for updating and restoring countertops and bathtubs. Over the last twenty years, we’ve perfected the technology.

What if I’m doing other remodeling projects in the house?

We ask that we’re the last vendor inside the house. This is to prevent any accidental damage from contractors or other remodeling work, and to keep dust from settling in the resurfacing while it cures.

What if I accidentally damage the countertop after resurfacing?

If part of your countertop is accidentally damaged, we can do a “spot repair” on just that section. This keeps you from needing to replace the entire countertop, saving you money.

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