Dear Innovative Tub Solutions,
I am the General Manager of a large 250 room hotel. After a negative guest reviews about the condition of our bathrooms, as well as failing a quality assurance inspection, I have no choice but to deal with my bathtubs NOW. I would like to cut costs any way I can. I’ve watched about 35 YouTube videos about refinishing bathtubs and am considering doing the work in house instead of hiring a professional company. Considering the amount of money I could save tackling the project in house using the YouTube videos, what’s the worst that can happen?
Looking to Save A Buck
Refinishing 250 bathtubs in house is a lot like deciding to eat one of those hot dogs they sell at convenience stores. Sure, your mouth is watering at the sight and smell from one of those glistening, puckered babies rotating on the roller grill, and at $2 for 2 dogs, what could go wrong? Plenty. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but it never actually is.
First of all, just consider the quantity of tubs you need to do- 250! Can your engineering staff handle this massive task with all they are doing now? As a General Manager, I know you can’t afford to waste time or money. So, even though you’re feeling extra ambitious this morning after that second cup of Green Mountain Coffee from the shiny, new coffee maker you splurged on in the lobby, don’t try to take on this project yourself. Trust me, you’re “afternoon self” will thank you.
The decision to hire a professional company is quite simple when you think about it. Expertise. They know what they are doing and will get the job done right the first time. They are certified and trained in bathtub refinishing. They guarantee their work for anywhere from 2-3 years depending on the vendor. They have the necessary equipment and products. Reputable companies will get the work done in a timely manner and if there are warranty issues, will fix it, no questions asked. The preparation of the tub is about 90% of getting the desired results for proper adhesion and longevity. So, it really requires a skilled technician that has gone through extensive training in everything from achieving proper adhesion and spraying the tub to chemical safety and hazard prevention.
The little bit of money you think you might save actually is going to end up costing you more in the long run, when you have to pay a professional company anyway to come fix the tubs because they have failed. You’ll have to pay them to strip your finish off the tubs before they refinish them again, and that is very costly. Pay now or pay later, those are your choices. The peace of mind from not stressing and knowing your tubs are in good hands is priceless.
Innovative Tub Solutions