Frequently Asked Questions
What Are The Benefits Of Bath Resurfacing?
SAVE MONEY! - The main benefit is cost. Resurfacing will very often save you around 60% on the cost of replacing your bathware. Of course you can easily swap your enamel bath for a modern low cost plastic bath but you will be losing an extremely sought after, high quality and desirable item for a far inferior and less valuable bath.
UNLOCK HIDDEN VALUE - Having a quality enamel (and if you are lucky enough Victorian style roll top) bath will add enormous value and attraction to the bathroom whether you intend to enjoy it yourself or if you are selling your home. Resurfacing will restore your bathware to it's original glory and leave a brilliant, smooth and inviting finish to make the bath the centre of attention in any bathroom.
NO HASSLE - Resurfacing your bath with a Tubby DIY kit only takes about 3 hours to complete and no special skills are required. There's no re-plumbing or re-tiling to worry about and the process makes almost no mess while you work. You can start enjoying your newly resurfaced bath after only 48 hours.
How Does The Bath Resurfacing Process Work?
When a cast iron or pressed steel bath is made it is coated with an extremely hard and durable layer of enamel. This enamel coating is actually melted onto the bath under very high temperatures and hardens during cooling to leave a smooth glossy surface. Obviously this kind of manufacturing process is impossible to repeat in position so Mend-A-Bath International have developed a leading DIY roll-on enamel substitute to recoat the bath when the original enamel coat has worn thin.
The whole process will take around 3 hours and the bath will be ready for use after only 48 hours.
Can I resurface My Whole Suite Or Just My Bath?
Yes you can resurface your whole bathroom suite! Our material is designed to be applied to baths, basins, toilet pedestals and even tiles. You can resurface your entire suite in the colour of your choice.
Can I Go From Colour To White Or Vice Versa?
Yes, many people choose to resurface their old beige or avacodo suites in a brilliant, clean and modern white finish but Tubby bath paint makes it possible to resurface your bathware in the colour of your choice. Take a look at our colour charts to get a better idea of what's available. If you find inspiration somewhere else, or if you want to keep the colour you have right now, provide us with a sample and we can almost certainly match it. On rare occasions, particularly when resurfacing blue baths to white it is necessary to apply a slightly larger amount of material to ensure sufficient coverage. If this is the case for your bath give us a call on 0800 328 4324 and we can arrange to provide you with extra material.
How Long Will My Newly Resurfaced Bath Last?
Of course every bath is subjected to different conditions so their is no definite answer, however, we have been in the business for over 27 years and our experience has shown that a well looked after bath can last for many years.
How Do I Know If It Is Time To Resurface My Bath?
Your bath needs to be resurfaced when the enamel coat has worn thin and you can feel pitting (series of very small holes) or roughness. In some cases you can actually see the cast iron or pressed steel base through the enamel coat. If the bath has truly lost it's shine or you can see metal or dark areas in the surface then we highly recommend you opt for a full resurface. Inspect your bath to get a better idea of it's condition then give us a call to find out about the best course of action.
I'm Not Sure If My Bath Just Needs A Good Clean!
Many baths become coated in dirt and limescale over a number of years, even with regular cleaning. This can cause light roughness and discolouration. If this is the case and the surface is still in good condition a full clean and mechanical polish to restore the smoothness and shine may be possible with our Tubby DIY polishing kit. Please note: Many cleaning agents available on the market actually have a detrimental effect on the enamel coat so please call us for specialist advice if you are not sure.
Can I Repair A Chip Without Doing A Full Resurface?
Yes it is. If you have small chips or damage on an otherwise good surface we have a solution. We get many calls from people who have dropped tiles, metal plugs or loose objects into the bath and chipped the surface. If this is the case then don't worry, it is easily repaired! We can provide you with a DIY chip repair kit in the colour of your choice. The chip repair kit is actually a small amount of our Tubby bath enamel resurfacing material which is applied directly to the damaged area. We offer colour matching to ensure a near invisible repair and advice on how to carry out the work. Measure the size of the damage and make a note of it's location then give us a call for advice on the best course of action.
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