The Bath Business delivers a bath repair service for baths that have chips, scratches, cracks, scuffs, dings etc on the bath’s surface.
There are many instances where a bath in otherwise good condition has had its surface chipped or damaged. In such cases a bath repair is a definite option. Rather than resurface the whole bath, which is our mainline service, we would do a localised bath repair to the damaged area only.
If the bath has numerous chips however or the bath repair would need to be done over an extensive area we may well recommend resurfacing rather than attempting to do a bath repair over a large area of damage. Also, when repairing a bath the repair work works best on new baths that have been damaged. If your bath is 20 years old it may well be worth getting the bath resurfaced whilst having any damaged repaired at the same time.
Also if the bath is in a dull or worn condition and also has a chip or two we may recommend resurfacing as opposed to doing a chip or bath repair. Bath resurfacing encompasses repairing any chips. The reason we would recommend resurfacing in an older, worn bath rather than a bath repair or chip repair is because at the time of the repair the bath repair would be done to match the bath. If the bath is worn the worn areas will continue to attract dirt and gradually look worse. The bath repair will not attract dirt so eventually there will be a discrepancy and you will be able to see where the repair was done. A bath repair or chip repair works best on a relatively new bath.Try and tell us as much as you can about the bath when you inquire so we can recommend the correct course of action.
If you are a contractor & you are trying to have a bath repaired before a client sees it let us know. We make the repair as invisible as is possible as you look face onto the repair. But it will never be completely invisible from all angles. For example, if you painted half a wall exactly the same colour as the wall had already been painted 6 months earlier you would be able to see the edge if you looked for it. Similarly with a chip repair. If you keep looking for the repaired area you will eventually find an edge. If you are a contractor and it is important that the repair is not visible from any angle we would recommend you have the whole bath resurfaced. Any chips, dings or scratches will be rectified with the bath being completely resurfaced.
The type of repairs that can be done are chips to the enamel of cast-iron and pressed steel baths, scratches on enamel baths and pressed steel baths. Dents or dings to plastic or acrylic baths as well as scratches, cracks and also small holes punched through the surface of plastic or acrylic baths.
The procedure for doing a Bath Repair is to fill the chipped or dinged area and sand smooth.
Next, the material which is to be sprayed over the filled area is colour matched to the existing surface of the bath. We do the colour matching on site.This is the most important part of a Bath Repair and this procedure does require a lot of skill and experience.
Even if the existing surface is white, there are many, many shades of white. If the colour isn’t matched then the repaired area will stand out and catch the eye. A badly colour matched repair can look like someone has been in with a jar of tipex. If you have tried to repair a chip or ding yourself you’ll already have observed this.
Another difficulty can be the lighting. In one bathroom the lighting was such that although the tiles on the floor were exactly the same as the tiles on the walls, the tiles on the walls looked considerably darker. So a repair in this bathroom had to be carried out with a lot of expertise to get the exact colour match.
Once the colour is matched then the filled area is airbrushed over. The area may then be polished if any dust has landed on the wet material.
The procedure for a bath repair can also be applied to shower trays, wash hand basins and well also toilets.
Repairing cracks in an acrylic bath requires a completely different procedure. A successful repair to a crack is often dependant upon gaining access to the underside of the bath or cracked item.
It is best to contact The Bath Business directly for advice on how to repair your bath.
The blog has been somewhat neglected by The Bath Business this year.
The main reason was our new addition.
FINLAY MICHAEL MOFFAT. Born on the 3rd of January 2010 weighing in at a healthy 8 lb 13 oz and a rather long 59cm.
Finlay has turned out to be charming little boy. He is very relaxed and good-natured. Like his bigger brother, Arran, he is also very physical and we don’t think it will be many more weeks before he is walking around. His big brother Arran, who has recently turned 3 years old, is busy teaching Finlay everything he knows. Between them they are managing to keep us on our toes.
Here are some pictures of Finlay and Arran
The boys have not quite taken our full attention however. We have been extremely busy here at THE BATH BUSINESS. We have taken on three new chaps to help cope with the demand for our services. Rick, Richard and Dean. Another two very recently, Shaun and David. Our chaps are specialists and more than ready and able to restore your bath or bathroom suite to its former glory. Now we have even more coverage for London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Brighton, Kent, Tunbridge Wells, Manchester, Birmingham Canterbury, Surrey as well as London and the home counties.
We have also opened a workshop in Horley, Surrey. This means we can restore your bath, wash basin, bidet or toilet at our workshop whilst you continue with your bathroom renovations. We are also providing BESPOKE Finishes for individual baths. This service is proving very popular, particularly with Interior Designers. Here are some pictures of some of our workshop work.
That’s quite a bit to keep us busy but we decided we needed to provide even more services for our customers.
Frequently we are asked to restore or refurbish bathroom taps as they are stiff or dripping or simply lost their shine. We are often asked about chrome plating or nickel plating taps or even cast iron feet. We can do this now. Antique or original taps and feet on a bath can look wonderful when restored and doing so can provide the finishing touch to your renovation works.
As if that were not enough we are also busy restoring some original freestanding roll top baths. These are now up for SALE. Original and reproduction bathroom taps, wash basins and accessories are also available.
So blogging, babies, boys, baths, basins, workmen, workshops, taps and twitter have kept us very busy so far this year. By the end of the year no doubt we will have even more to announce 🙂