Care and Maintenance

All Kitchen and Bathroom surfaces must be maintained.  Real porcelain will scratch and dull over time if harsh abrasives are used or if acid drain cleaners back up into the bathtub.  Kitchen sinks and counters get banged up if heavy pots and pans are carelessly handled.  Additional care should be taken with refinished surfaces because although the finish is tough, the finish is a coating and will wear through or chip eventually if not treated with care.  The following are our care and maintenance recommendations to prolong the life and beauty of your new refinished surface. 

 
In order to retain the finish of new or reglazed fixtures:

  1. Do not use abrasive cleansers, as they will damage the finish by scratching the surface and eventually sanding the enamel or reglazed coating down to nothing.

  2. Do not use cleansers with bleach, as this may make the surface dull and brittle.

  3. Do not slice items on counters without a cutting board as this will cause knife marks.

  4. Do not drop sharp or heavy objects on the finish, which may cause it to chip.  Contact us immediately for repairs if this should occur.

  5. Do not allow faucets to leak.  Leaky faucets must be repaired to protect the finish against the eroding action of dripping water, which may cause the finish to crack and wear out prematurely.

  6. Do not use acid bearing compounds (drain openers, tile grout cleaners).  All chemicals should be kept away from the finish. Cosmetics, hair dyes, perfumes etc. may discolor or mar the finish.

  7. Do not place rubberized mats or daisy stickers to the bathtub, as they will damage the surface when removed.  Most mats will produce a reaction with the finish when subjected to hot water.  Trapped moisture under mats will cause peeling over a period of time.

  8. Do clean the surface with a cloth or sponge moistened with soap and water.  The best cleaners for surfaces are spray cleaners or spray, foam tub & tile cleaners.  See product list below.

CLEANING PRODUCTS:  Some cleaners that are safe to use on porcelain and reglazed surfaces are:  Simple Green, Scrubbing Bubbles, Lysol Tub and Tile Cleaner, Dow Tub and Tile Cleaner, Fantastic, Formula 409, Windex, Bleach diluted with water (a couple of ounces per pint of water). Do not use full strength bleach as it may discolor the finish.