Preparation Guide

What to Do Before We Arrive – A Preparation Guide for Your Refinishing or Resurfacing Project


Preparation Guide - Surface Solutions - Tile Resurfacing Canton MI - 022It is important that you make sure that the surfaces to be resurfaced are as clean as possible.

Please clean floors, walls, vents, etc. that may have dust on them. This will reduce the chances of dust or other contaminants falling into the coating. Surface Solutions will be cleaning the surface as part of our process. However, we find that the finished product is improved when the surface is reasonably clean when we arrive. Any fixtures (drains, faucets, etc.) that are going to be replaced should be removed or replaced before we arrive.


Bathtubs, Showers, Vanity Tops, and Sinks

  • Give it a thorough cleaning.
  • Remove all personal items such as shampoo bottles, tooth brushes, decorative items or hair products that are in bathroom. They may be stored in the bathroom in a drawer or closet, or removed entirely from the room.
  • Remove anything that you will need for the day from bathroom.
  • Any fixtures (faucets, drains, etc.) that are going to be replaced should be removed or replaced.
  • Repair any leaky faucets.

Kitchen Countertops

  • Give it a thorough cleaning. It is best to use a degreaser.
  • Remove all items from the countertops and walls.
  • Remove anything that you will need for the day from kitchen.
  • If refrigerator is adjacent to counter it should be pulled out.
  • Turn off gas to the stove if pilot light is always on.

Tile

  • Give it a thorough cleaning.
  • Be sure that the grout is in good repair. (we can take care of small areas that are missing.
  • Remove all items from the walls, and that are out in the open in bathroom. (Example: shampoo bottles, tooth brushes, decorative items, hair products) They can be removed from the bathroom or placed in drawer or cabinet.
  • Remove anything that you will need for the day from bathroom.
  • Any loose or damaged tiles will need to be repaired prior to resurfacing.

Contact us today to discuss your project and get a free estimate from a refinishing expert.