Bath Repair Service
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 bath resurfacing rather than attempting to do a bath repair over a large area of damage.
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 the 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 but 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 you would be able to see this 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.
Bath Repair Services We Carry Out
Here are some repairs we carried out in situ. The first bath has been chipped right through to the cast and then started to rust. We have treated the rust and repaired the chip. The second bath had been chipped on the edge at some point.
A Bath Repair of a hole in a plastic bath is conditional on being able to reach the hole from underneath the bath, so the bath panel has to be able to be removed and the hole in a location which someone can reach with their arm.
Sometimes the bath is damaged
The procedure for doing a Bath Repair is to fill the chipped or dinged area and sand smooth.
The next step is to colour match the material which is to be sprayed over the filled area 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. Also even if you have an exact colour match the light can be such that the colour looks different in one part of the room than it would in another. A bright light directly over a sink can make it look an entirely different colour than the bath for example. In these instances the technician can adjust the colour on site so it does match in that lighting.
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 and as mentioned earlier the repair is dependent upon gaining access to the underside of the bath.
If you are looking for a repair to your bath or other sanitary wear please contact us using the quick quote form or alternatively give us a call.
The Bath Business can do a repair on a cast iron, plastic, pressed steel or an acrylic bath if you live in London, Manchester, Brighton, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Glasgow, Edinburgh. We are the UK’s top bath re enamelling company and cover almost the whole of the UK. Please fill in our quick quote form for a FREE quote.