Martes Refinishing is a family owned and operated company and we've been refinishing bathtubs, tile, counters and sinks in Southern California since 1989. Servicing both residential and commercial properties, we offer a range of repair and refinish services at reasonable prices. Our technicians are skilled, experienced refinishers with a reputation for reliability. Bathtub refinishing is a cost effective alternative to replacing a bathtub that is worn out, damaged, hard to clean, or just an outdated color. We will repair chips or cracks and restore the surface to look and feel like new. You’ll save thousands of dollars and avoid days or even weeks of demolition mess and costly replacement.
Our current refinishing process begins with a thorough cleaning of the surface to remove soap residue, dirt and grease. Then the surface is sanded completely and any nicks, chips and/or holes are repaired. Surrounding surfaces are covered with plastic or masked with paper and exhaust fans are used to minimize odor and overspray. Application begins with an epoxy primer coat used for leveling and adhesion. Then the acrylic urethane top coat is applied with a high volume, low pressure spray unit.
The actual process takes between three to four hours. The surface cannot be used or disturbed for 24-48 hours after application. We warranty our work for five years against any failure of adhesion, i.e. bubbling and peeling. We provide care instructions and a list of recommended cleaners.
We also offer the very popular "Multi-Stone" finish, which mimics a granite look. Multi-Stone finish comes in a variety of colors to match your current design and can be applied to a variety of surfaces including counters and shower walls. This is a water based finish applied in a two step process. After the primer coat has been applied, the multi-stone coating is sprayed on in two to three coats. Finally, an acrylic clear coat resin is applied to seal the counter and provide a durability which surpasses that of the single coat process. Our clients have been very pleased with this finish. Not only does it provide an upgraded look, it is a more forgiving surface, hiding minor scratches and cuts that are more visible on a plain white surface. It is also more durable due to the clear coat which provides an industrial strength topcoat.
We constantly monitor changes in the industry, and keep current on all state of the art and cutting edge technology. We are ever mindful of the environment and refinishing uses hazardous materials, so we are constantly researching new methods and products. Before we begin using new techniques or products, we rigorously test them in house. Currently, we are researching the new UV instant cure zero VOC 100% solid refinishing process. We are excited with the preliminary results, and hope this proves to be a reliable method which we can begin offering in the future.