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How durable is it?
Our refinishing coatings are incredibly durable. Our coatings are designed for their intended use. However, just like a brand new surface, a refinished surface can be chipped or cracked if it is abused.

How long will it last?
A bathroom or kitchen fixture refinished with Hawk coatings should easily last 10 to 15 years or longer with proper care and maintenance.

What do you actually do?
We apply a high performance, purpose designed fully cross-linked Acryiic Urethane coating over the existing surface, without any tear out or replacement, giving the surface a like-new appearance.

Are there any odours from the process?
Yes, there are odours, but we minimize by using an exhaust fan to quickly dissipate the odours.

What surfaces can be refinished?
Bathtubs, Vanities, Showers, Ceramic Tiles, Bench-tops, Kitchen Cabinets, Metal, Plastic and Laminated Surfaces.

When doing a tile job, what happens to the grout?
Because the grout is porous it absorbs everything and eventually grows mould, discolours and looks dirty. After refinishing, the grout wili be sealed by the new coating. It will still retain the look of grout but because it is sealed it will no longer hold dirt, it will wipe clean with a mild liquid cleaner.

How do I clean my refinished surface?
As with all porcelain, laminated and enamel type surfaces, you should use only liquid cleaners that do not contain abrasives, bleach or chlorine.

What if the surface is damaged?
Small chips and cracks can usually be repaired during the preparation stage of the refinishing process. Often if it is a single chip we can fill and refinish just the damaged area. With careful matching the repaired chip will be practically invisible.

How long will it take?
A bathtub or bench top can be completed in just 4-5 hours. A full bathroom can normally be completed in 1 to 1½ days. A full kitchen job will take 4 - 5 days.

How long before I can use my refinished surface?
The refinished surface is normally ready for use in 24 hours - 48 hours.

How much will it cost?
Prices vary depending on the condition of the surface, but refinishing will always be a fraction of what replacement will cost.

Will the process cause me inconvenience?
Very little. In fact, when compared to the inconvenience of tearing out plumbing, ripping up floors and demolishing walls, the inconvenience is almost non existent.

Do you offer a guarantee?
We offer a five year guarantee against peeling or failure of adhesion for bathtubs, vanity basins and wall tiles. Sinks, bench tops, cabinets and chip repairs are guaranteed for a period of three years.

Why should I choose your company over other refinishers?