Who We Are and What We Do
We are Jim and Debbie
Sharp, the husband-and-wife team of Sharp Refinishing, a small family-owned and
operated bathtub refinishing company established in 1980 and officing
out of Grapevine, Texas. Although
most of our work is residential
and performed on-site in homes,
we also do a fair amount of
Unless you were
personally referred to us or found us on Angie's List, you probably came across
our website through a Google search. As consumers ourselves, we know how daunting it can be to try to
choose a service company of any kind just based on a website, so to help set your mind
at ease, please take the time to read a
few of our
testimonials, then call 817.481.3670 or
email us to talk about your specific
refinishing needs. We personally answer all phone calls and emails, and look forward to serving you!
we've been serving Dallas and Fort Worth (DFW) and its surrounding areas
including Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, Flower Mound,
Roanoke, Coppell, Trophy Club, and Keller, by specializing in refinishing
a variety of surfaces and fixtures. Here are some
quick links to get you to the specific area of refinishing
in which you're interested.
Porcelain Kitchen Sinks
Countertops and Sinks
Cultured Marble Showers
Fiberglass Shower Floors
Repairs on Fiberglass
Acrylic Shower Floors
Repairs on Acrylics
Tiled Kitchen Countertops
Formica Kitchen Countertops
What makes us
different from other refinishing companies?
Being a small
and operated business, and
not a franchise, makes us
different from other
refinishing companies. Our last
name is part of our company
name, and we put it on the
line every day! We have a
vested interest in our
success, and that means
doing it right the first
time, every time. We have
seen SO many refinishing
companies come and go over
the years. They
were the ones who either
subcontracted out their
work, or just worked
"at it", refinishing
part-time, making it like a
hobby instead of a business,
never fine-tuning and
perfecting the skill.
You know the old saying:
practice makes perfect. We refinish nearly every day of the
week, all year long, and have for the past 35+ years. My
husband, Jim, and our associate, David, are the only ones who do the refinishing. Work is
never sub-contracted out to anyone else. I (Debbie) am Jim's wife and the office manager, the
one you will speak to when you call.
than this website, all of our business comes from personal referrals.
aren't the cheapest or the most expensive out there, but we are
the best in what we do. From the high quality refinishing
products that we have found and chosen to use, to the meticulous care we take with every
single job, you will never be disappointed with our work.
take a look at our long list of
satisfied customers. In addition to
this list of testimonials, you will see another separate list of testimonials on
Angie's List, a
consumer-driven service reporting agency. Our highly-rated customer reviews
on Angie's List have won us the Super
Service Award for the last 6 years.
How Much Does it Cost?
We list our
prices on our website because we want you to have a
general idea of what your costs will be. Using our pricing
as a guideline will
help you to determine if refinishing will meet your needs. If you want
more information, call us at 817.481.3670.
Every job is unique to us,
and we bid them each individually based on a variety of parameters, including
(1) job location, (2) scope of job, and (3) repair work needed prior to
areas do we service?
Although we are
located near the areas of Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, Flower
Mound, Roanoke, Coppell, and Keller, we service the entire DFW metroplex and
surrounding areas from Dallas to Fort Worth and all points in
How to Get a Q-U-I-C-K-
The quickest way to get an estimate is to send us a digital picture with
your camera or phone. Sending
us pictures via email at Debbie@SharpRefinishing.com helps
us greatly in determining a cost range for refinishing and/or repairs, which
a trip for assessment - and saves time in receiving your bid and
scheduling the work.
When emailing for an estimate,
please include your zip code and how quickly you need the work to be completed!
On all pictures, please send an overall
picture of the tub, sink, shower, countertop, or wall tile you're wanting
refinished, as well as a close-up of any damage. On the close-up,
get close enough so I can see the damage, but far enough away so I can gain
perspective of the size and location of the damage in relation to the rest of
cultured marble or oversized fiberglass and acrylic bathtubs:
When sending pictures of a cultured
marble or oversized fiberglass or acrylic tub, please include measurements for length, width,
and depth, because unlike standard 5' porcelain bathtubs, they can be any size
When taking these measurements, do not dip down into the tub.
Instead, just take your tape measure and measure straight across the tub from front to back for length; side to side for width; and
lastly, for the depth, measure from the outside of the tub starting at the floor
and go straight up vertically to the top of the tub.
With pictures and
these 3 measurements, we will be able to give you a good ballpark bid to see if
it fits into your budget.
porcelain, fiberglass, and acrylic bathtubs:
Although some porcelain, fiberglass, and acrylic bathtubs can be odd-sized or
oversized, the most common type are just 5 foot rectangles, so the cost for
refinishing is $350. However, because porcelain tubs are the most common
type found in almost every home and usually lasting for many years before
needing to be refinished, they can come to us with everything from just a minor
blemish to a grayed-out bottom because they have been used so much.
Because of those variables, the most
helpful image will be the one of any damage in or on the tub, whether that is
just a chip, a rusted-out area near the drain, or a grayed-out bottom.
Pictures of damage will enable us to give you a range for repairs, which can
range from $25-$150, depending on the severity of the damage.
Most countertops are the same depth and
usually have a 4" backsplash, so the only measurement we usually need to
determine a price for refinishing a countertop is the length and the number of
bowls in each countertop.
refinished surface looks, feels, and cleans like brand new, so be sure to use
products without bleach when
cleaning, because as with any new surface, the finish or shine can be dulled or
damaged by abrasive cleaners or bleach.
Most liquid and foam
'green' cleaners will work, but read
the label to make sure they do not
contain bleach or abrasives. We recommend Lysol Bathroom Cleaner, Simple
Green Free & Clear, or even a wet soapy washcloth.
optimal results, maintain a non-silicone caulking around all refinished
surfaces, especially bathtubs. We recommend Loctite's Polyseamseal Ultra (found
at Lowe's), or DAP's Kwik Seal caulk (found at Home Depot).
leave soapy bottles on the bathtub ledges. Do not allow children to play with
metal toys in the tub. Do not use a suction mat in a refinished bathtub, and if
you use a non-suction mat, you must remove it after each use to avoid moisture
build-up between the mat and the tub, which can lead to peeling.
warranty our refinishing work for 3 years against bubbling and peeling due to
workmanship or product defects. If there is a problem with the product itself
or the workmanship (application of the product), it will show up within a week
of refinishing, and it is very rare.
are only three warranty exclusions - bubbling or peeling due to chipping,
moisture entrapment, or unrepaired leaks. Here’s why:
Bubbling or peeling due
to chipping: A refinished surface
can chip just like a non-refinished surface, so if your refinished surface does
get chipped (from dropping something in the tub, or children's toys breaking the
seal, for example), keep the area as dry as possible and contact us to schedule
a repair (charges will apply). Timing is especially important if the chip is
below the waterline, because water can eventually work its way beneath it and
cause the refinished surface to bubble and peel.
Bubbling or peeling due
to moisture entrapment: Setting
and leaving items like wet or soapy bottles, jars, washcloths, or soap on a
refinished surface can cause moisture to get trapped between these items and the
refinished surface, causing it to bubble and then peel when picking up the
item. We recommend a shower caddy or soap dish.
use a suction bath mat on the bottom of a refinished tub. If you use a
non-suction mat, you must take it up after each use to avoid moisture
Bubbling or peeling due
to unrepaired leaks:
Constant dripping or leaking water on a refinished surface, especially near the
drain, may cause it to eventually bubble and finally start to peel. Don't let a
leaky faucet go un-repaired.