How We Do It
How we do it sometimes looks like a miracle! By using nothing but the very best refinishing paint and coatings made, Charlotte Resurfacing is able to restore surfaces in your home or business that result in a remarkable transformation. Our technicians are experienced, highly trained sprayers that are not only the elite in our industry, but they are also chosen for their superior customer service skills. When being welcomed into your home or place of business, we always treat it with the same respect that we do our own homes.
Our customers are always excited to see the dramatic change to their kitchen and bathrooms after we’re finished, but it’s the savings that usually has them bragging to their friends and neighbors the most. We’re proud of the number of referrals that we receive from happy customers, and we look forward to adding you to that list!
Here is a basic outline of “How We Do It” at Charlotte Resurfacing:
STEP 1 – Remove Caulk
Our refinishing process begins with caulk removal around any fixture being sprayed, including both razor scraping and surface sanding to completely remove all residue. Silicone will not allow coatings to stick, so it must all be removed completely. The sanding of the entire surface also allows for a superior physical bond between the fixture and refinishing paint and coatings.
STEP 2 – Apply Any Decorative Trim If Desired For Counters
Squared edges on your counters can become beveled or rounded by adhering decorative trim pieces with a polyester filling compound for an unbreakable adhesion that is sanded flush for a pristine finish.
STEP 3 – Thoroughly Clean Surface
Surface cleaning is one of the most important steps to get impeccable refinishing results. Our technicians are all perfectionists that pay attention to even the smallest details, and they use proprietary cleaning solutions only available to trained operators in our field. Our cleaning solutions remove all residues from your fixtures, including soap scum, stains and rust.
STEP 4 – Seal Seams
Once the surface to be sprayed is thoroughly scrubbed, rinsed and prepared, our technicians use a compressor to blow out all the edges of the fixture and drains to remove and dry any water that may be left in cracks and crevices. Seam Sealer is then applied rather than caulk because it will not shrink or crack. Also, coatings adhere beautifully to the seem sealer, unlike silicone.
STEP 5 – Protect Surrounding Surfaces
The entire surrounding area is covered in plastic and drop cloths, with great attention paid by the technician to the precise masking lines around all fixtures.
STEP 6 – Bonding Agent
Our bonding agent etches surfaces to open the pores of glazed finishes to create an unbreakable bond between the surface of the fixture and the material being applied over it.
STEP 7 – Primer & Top Coat
Several coats of primer and top coat are used, with some variance for different top coat colors. We offer a wide array of colors and textures to satisfy the styles and tastes of each of our customers.
STEP 8 – Clean Up
Once the top coat has completely dried, all tape, paper, plastic and drop clothes are removed. The surfaces that have been coated will be completely cured in 48 hours or less after application.