Joy of St. Croix

Tub Repair & More

reliable and affordable solutions for bath, liming, & more

challenging colors require bold choices
challenging colors require bold choices

You can dramatically change the emotion of the bath by altering color schemes and renewing worn out surfaces with options not available by the manufacturers. Even faux finishing and artwork can be successfully painted on bath surfaces like counters, tile, and bathtubs by adhering to the science of the process, thus freeing the homeowner and designer to pursue changes in fashion and expression.  All of this with the tub, tile, or counter in place and limited construction debris.

The Refinishing Process

Your health and home are serious investments that require serious attention from the people you hire. Quality craftsmanship is not cheap, quick, or easy; it’s learned and developed through years of purposeful hard work and dedication, and executed with competence and pride.

Paint is an amazing technology…if you follow the steps.

The Refinisher who understands the reasons for the steps – the science behind it – will predictably and reliably produce a product that will live up to expectations. The Client who understands the process will be more equipped to screen Refinishers for competency.

Below is the standard process for refinishing a bathtub in a residence.
The 2017 standard retail price is $750

pros and cons
research the process

CLIENT: RESEARCH

prepare a checklist
make a list

CLIENT: BE INFORMED

place your order in the shop
place your order in the shop

CLIENT – PLACE ORDER

techs arrived prepared
arrive informed and prepared

TECH: BE PREPARED

tech will confirm scope of job before starting
confirm scope of job before starting

TECH: CONFIRM SCOPE

apply masks
protect all surfaces

TECH: SET-UP

tech removes drain and overflow

TECH: DRAIN / OVERFLOW

removing bathtub caulk
removing bathtub caulk

TECH: REMOVE CAULK

tub must be perfectly clean prior to painting
tub must be perfectly clean prior to painting

TECH: CLEAN TUB

etch enamel porcelain bathtub
etch enamel porcelain bathtub

TECH: ETCH FINISH

cleaned tub for refinishing
cleaned tub for refinishing

TECH: BODY WORK

bathtub masked for painting
bathtub masked for painting

TECH: MASK AND VENT

tub masked for priming
tub masked for priming

TECH:BOND AND PRIME

porcelain enamel refinished bathtub
porcelain enamel refinished bathtub

TECH: PAINT

Refinished tub curing
Refinished tub curing

TECH: CURE

polishing
polishing

TECH: SAND AND POLISH

precision tools for repairs and touch-ups
precision tools for repairs and touch-ups

TECH: TOUCH UP

drain and overflow
drain and overflow

TECH: DRAIN AND CAULK

techs clean up site after job
techs clean up site after job

TECH: CLEAN UP

tech will bring customer in for an inspection
tech will bring customer in for an inspection

TECH: CLIENT INSPECTION

many ways to pay
many ways to pay

TECH: COLLECT PAYMENT

customer must keep the unit clean
customer must keep the unit clean

CLIENT: MANTAIN/ CLEAN

client must maintain caulking
client must maintain caulking

CLIENT:MAINTAIN/ CAULK

client must mantain the finish
client must maintain the finish

CLIENT:MAINTAIN/ FINISH

...but, WAIT - That's not all !!

All bathtub refinishing clients receive discounts off future repairs, products, and studio events.

JSTX provides maintenance at reduced costs
JSTX provides maintenance at reduced costs

JSTX: MAINTENENCE

JSTX provides products
JSTX provides products

JSTX: PRODUCTS / RESOURCES

classes
classes

JSTX: CLASSES