Bathtub Refinishing and Tile Refinishing Standards are Established by Veteran Coatings Developer D.C. Foster

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Consumers benefit from new bathtub and tile refinishing evaluation service.

Veteran coatings developer D. C. Foster introduces a new evaluation service for bathtub refinishing and tile refinishing companies. This evaluation service was established by Foster for the purpose of creating a data base of refinishing companies which meet materials and process standards for the bathtub refinishing industry.

Foster said that the launch of the new service was driven by a steady stream of United States and European consumer requests for information and referrals to reliable refinishing companies.

The bathtub and tile refinishing industry is unregulated and there are 1000 to 2000 companies in the United States that offer these services.

Foster said consumers who are considering spending $300.00 to $500.00 to refinish their tub want to know which processes really work and who they should choose to perform the job.

The evaluation service establishes whether or not a company has a refinishing process that works. Each component of a refinishing company's materials and methods are tested and must meet or exceed the refinishing standard for adhesion, moisture resistance, stain resistance, chemical resistance and wear characteristics before they will be listed in the data base.

Although there is a charge to the bathtub refinishing company for the evaluation of it's products the fee does not guarantee the company's inclusion in the database.

Consumers who wish to find companies that have met the refinishing standards in their local areas can visit
Companies interested in having their products evaluated by Foster's group can call 512-454-1606.

D.C. Foster has been in coatings development for 35 years specializing in three primary substrates, porcelain, ceramic and metal. He is also the chief formulator of the radiation curable glazes for all of the Carina Works products which can be seen at:


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