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:
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.
Do not use
cleansers with bleach, as this may make the surface dull
Do not slice
items on counters without a cutting board as this will
cause knife marks.
Do not drop
sharp or heavy objects on the finish, which may cause it
to chip. Contact us immediately for repairs if this
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
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
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.
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.
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.