Repair Old Bathtub

Saving Money: Repair Old Bathtub, Sink, and Tile Surfaces

Surface Renew takes pride in helping homeowners in Central and Northwest Arkansas update their kitchens and bathrooms without breaking the bank. Repair old bathtub with new outer coating. Repair worn, damaged and broken tiles too.

Change colors that are out of date to meet the style and desire of each client. And all with less mess and at a much lower cost than a total remodeling job. Tile refinishing is a process that puts a new outer coating all over the bathtub, sink or tile.

Everyone remembers the “good ol’ days” of avocado green decor. Or how about that lovely mauve and country blue combination? They were quite the rage a decade or two or three ago, but today’s style no longer includes the words “goldenrod”. The problem is that while color trends change, bathtubs, sinks and tile remain, and are expensive to replace. This is where the Surface Renew story begins.

Bob Kennedy and Ryan Schatz

Bob and Rayn at Conway AR Home Show in 2015

Bob and Ryan at Conway AR Home Show in 2015

These two men are the visionary owners behind Surface Renew. They have no interest in a short term fix; they want to make sure their work lasts for a long time. While working as a property investor, Bob hired someone to repair old bathtub in a home he was remodeling. Thus he found a better and less expensive way to update bathrooms and kitchens.

Thinking there must be a way for him to save even more money while refurbishing a house, Bob set out to determine what is was and how he can do it. His goal was to provide a high quality and cost effective option to homeowners, and to renew rather than to replace old and outdated bathtubs. Advancing his education helped him down the path to successfully accomplishing his goal.

Surface Renew Grows

Change Color Tile Resurfacing before and after

Once the process was perfected on bathtubs, he continued his resurfacing passion on walls, countertops and tile. Customers find the results thrilling and amazing. A lower cost is one of the biggest advantages of renewing vs. replacing. Customers pay only for the resurfacing while avoiding the cost of a whole new bathtub. Tile no longer needs to be scraped off of walls, and instead it can be renewed. And so in the process they end up looking like new again.

The savings continue beyond bathtubs. Bob and Ryan are always looking for new ways of helping clients save money. For example, avoiding additional plumbing work when resurfacing is the choice instead of replacement. The work is all done onsite and Surface Renew has a policy of keeping the space as clean as possible while they work.

Updating Tile Colors

Many older homes have tubs and tile that are still in excellent condition. However the colors are less than desirable. A homeowner who has the outdated almond color scheme but who wants a bright, white bathroom or kitchen can have their dream come true by hiring Surface Renew to work their magic. Sometimes it’s not the color, but rather the style that is an issue. For example, a cultured marble finish can become a stone fleck surface.

Maybe the color or the finish isn’t the problem, but instead the tub, sink and/or tile are showing signs of wear. Hard water can take a toll on homes and cause damage. Surface Renew’s process can literally renew these items making them appear as if brand new.  For example a white bathtub can remain white but chips and other damage are erased away like magic, thanks to the Surface Renew process. The quality is superior, long lasting, and guaranteed.

Refinishing to Sell Home

Used this process to make a home you are selling into a turnkey home for the buyer. When showing a home on the market, outdated colors are an issue. Prospective buyers see the pepto pink tub and tile and immediately think of the high cost of replacement. But by resurfacing, sellers can avoid those issues at a cost that is affordable.

Flipping homes has become a big trend. The point of flipping is to spend less on the remodel and in so doing, increase the profit. Resurfacing tile is a great way to achieve this goal. Investors call on Bob and Ryan to make updates that turn the bathrooms and kitchens into like-new condition. They say that homes sell faster and the profits are higher. So it’s a win/win for everyone!

Commercial Work

Surface Renew is also a hero among commercial building caretakers. They service commercial clients such as property managersapartment buildings, hotels and motels. For apartment owners, renewing is a smart option. It creates a new and clean look, allowing a higher rent and attracting a better quality of renters. The same principle applies to hotels and motels. Repair old bathtub + Clean updating of looks = Bringing in more bookings.

There’s no need to continue living in an outdated space when Surface Renew can transform your home at a reasonable cost and without a huge mess. Now is the time to say goodbye to avocado green and pepto pink. Check out our before and after photos that will show you what can be done.


Repair Old Bathtub Team Memebers Bob and Ryan with Surface Renew Van

Bob and Ryan with Surface Renew Van

Getting started is as easy as calling Surface Renew and scheduling a free no obligation consultation. Call Surface Renew direct at 501-920-9326 Central AR or 479-226-0703 in Northwest AR. Ask for owner Bob Kennedy or his partner Ryan Schatz.

Surface Renew services the following cities in Arkansas: Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Ft. Smith, Van Buren, Alma, Benton, Bryant, Fayetteville and Springdale.