||Bathtub Refinishing Franchises
One of the most expensive elements in bathroom
remodeling is replacing an old, dull, worn,
stained, or chipped bathtub. A professional
bathtub refinishing / reglazing is faster
and less expensive than replacing or recovering
with a bathtub insert, and the work can be
the foundation of your own small business
because it can easily be accomplished by
one person in one day..
When looking at bathtub refinishing
franchises, her are some tips:
- Training - bathtub refinishing requires careful
manual labor that is performed in the customer's
home and uses toxic and explosive chemicals.
The quality of the final product depends
greatly on the care taken in preparation
and following the proper procedures in the
multiple step application of coats. For this
reason, seek out a franchiser that provides
formal hands-on training; apprenticeships,
while a good enhancement to the training,
should not be the sole form of training.
- Supplies & Equipment - minimal equipment
is required to enter this business. You will
need some safety equipment (masks, etc.)
and ventilation equipment. A number of companies
make bathtub coatings, but each has its unique
process and results, so use only those you
are trained on. Oftentimes, the franchiser
will be the coating manufacturer.
- Marketing - an established name in the industry
can help secure business, especially if the
franchiser provides leads. Some companies
that offer franchises are Miracle Method,
Perma-Glaze, and Surface Specialists.
- Licensing requirements - many states and
localities require those engaged in home
remodeling to be licensed. Check with the
town/city, county, and state government for
requirements in the area you intend to do