What is stripping?
Stripping is the process of removing the old surfacing or paint with the assistance of chemicals and/or sanders. In some cases, refinishers use liquid stripping agents in order to facilitate an easier removal. However, due the toxic and oftentimes harmful nature of these stripping agents Custom Tub and Tile relies solely on mechanical stripping. In other words they take the time to sand off the existing coating, and although it involves a bit more elbow grease, the process is a lot safer for the technicians and homeowners. The coating is essentially scraped off to reveal the original surface underneath. It is necessary to eliminate the old surface before applying a new coating, to ensure a lasting finish.