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Frequently Asked Questions

Mr Tubbs/Wpg Bathtub Refinishing LTD in Winnipeg provides bathtub refinishing, glazing and more. Below are some of the questions we have tried to answer, related to the services we provide.

If you have further queries, you can always reach us.

Why is refinishing better than replacing?

When you refinish your bathtubs or sinks, rather than replace, it can save almost 75% of the cost required to buy a new one. Moreover, refinishing takes less time along with adding value to your property.

How long will the refinishing last for?

This depends on the condition the bathtub is subjected to. With proper care after the service, the refinishing can last up to 10 years or beyond.

When is the time to refinish your bathtub?

When you notice dullness, roughness, stains, lost enamel coating on the surface of your bathtub, it’s time to give it a refinish.

What is the time taken for glazing?

It takes about 3.5 to 4.5 hours.

What is the waiting time after the service is done?

A time of about 24 hours is recommended, after the service is done.

If the bathtub is flaking, can it be repaired?

Yes, it can be refinished. But, if the flaking is significant, it’s recommended to remove the old coating and refinish it professionally again.

What is the guarantee on our services?

We offer a 5-year warranty on residential bathtub refinishing and a 1-year warranty on rental properties and fiberglass and acrylic.

What care needs to be taken to properly maintain the refinishing?

The new finish on your tub will last many years if proper care is taken. The following suggestions will help you maintain the surface of the tub.

Care Tips

The new finish on your tub will last years if care is taken. The following suggestions will help you to properly maintain the surface of the tub.

  • Do not use the tub for 24 hours. This will ensure that the new enamel has dried properly.

  • Clear everything out from the bathroom.

  • After 24 hours, remove the bags from the taps. To remove the tape from the drain, poke a hole in the centre and then pull the tape carefully off the drain.

  • Make sure the taps don’t drip. Leaking taps should be corrected as soon as possible.

  • A fine dust will occur from the product we use; it can be wiped down.

  • Harsh chemicals such as gasoline, lighter fluid, or hydrogen peroxide should not be used in the tub. Some dyes (hair or clothes) may also discolour the surface and these should not be used in the tub.

  • Do not use any product containing bleaches.

  • Do not use bath bombs as they will stain the finish.

  • Do not use any abrasive cleaners, such as Vim, Dutch Cleaners, Tylex, or Comet.

  • Do not leave water sitting on the surface. Wipe down if necessary.

  • Do not use abrasive pads on the surface.

  • Do not leave wet soap or shampoo/conditioner bottles on the surface.

  • Do not leave bathmat in the tub after using, dry the mat between uses.

  • Oven racks or metal toys may scratch the surface. These should never be put in the tub.

  • Best cleaners to use are clear products, such as Simple Green and dish soap.

  • When working in or around the tub, please put down a towel or old blanket first.

  • Use only mildew-resistant kitchen and bath silicone around the tub.

  • Extend the life of your tub by polishing 1 to 2 times a year with gel-gloss.

  • While care is taken to mask carefully, Mr Tubbs/Wpg Bathtub Refinishing LTD will not be responsible for loose tiles, tub surrounds pulling from the wall, or loose coating along the tub edge.

Failure to comply with the above may void the warranty.

Friendly and Professional

“The finish job is amazing. I cannot believe the professional finish. The personal touch and courtesy Johnny has throughout the process was friendly and great. Always friendly and professional. It was his manner that impressed me the most.”

-Dan C

Impressive Work

“My friends have been impressed and I will recommend his services to future customers. I’ve been called fussy and have a good eye for detail. I am very happy with the finished product.”

-Angela F

Nice Work

“I want to thank you for the effort and nice work. This experience was good for me. I will surely recommend your services to others and for further renovations.”

-Tim L

Fabulous Job

“This was our second job with Mr. Tubbs. They did a refinish in the fall and their work was outstanding. The bathtub and tile look fabulous.”

-Darcy R

Professional, Knowledgeable and Helpful

“Johnny from Mr. Tubbs is very knowledgeable about refinishing. He is a gentleman, hardworking, trustworthy, and professional. He gives a fair price, is helpful and experienced.”

-Mel M


“Had my tub and tile just done and the job was amazing. Can't believe how cheap the price was to reglaze the whole bathroom. I would defiantly recommend this company to anyone that needs their tub and tiles done.”

-Nick M

Saved My Money!

“I am so impressed with this company. The level of service and professionalism provided was incredible from start to finish. Our bath and sink look brand new! I didn't think it could be done and I thought I was going to have to buy a brand new tub and sink. This company saved me so much money! I can't believe it. My bathtub and sink look brand new! Thank you. I will recommend you to everyone.”

-Vienna G

Excellent Service

“Excellent service. Bathtub came out looking like new. Did not think it was possible. Owner is extremely professional and is customer oriented Pricing was fair too. Recommended to a few people as well and they all very extremely happy with the service, price and quality. Defiantly a 5 star service”

-Iggy G

Hassle-free Service

“We had our tub refinished a few years ago and were very happy with the results. The tub was still looking good, however something caused the paint to start peeling. We had a 5 year warranty, but I was still concerned it was going to be hassle to have this fixed. When I called to have this looked at, they offered to fix it right away! It was a pretty pain free experience! I would recommend Mr. Tubbs.”

-B N

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