FAQs on Our Bath Coating & Repair Services
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My bath is in a very poor condition. The surface is chipped and worn away in places. It is rough to the touch and has areas of rust. How will it look after your process?
As near as possible to a new bath. All chipped rusty and worn areas will be treated prior to re-coating. Sometimes a bath has been badly etched by chemical cleaners or even water standing for a long period of time. This etching/contouring can show as lines running down the sides or along the base of the bath. In this instance when we perform our coating process the original vitreous enamel has been damaged and this etching/contouring may still be noticeable. Most customers prefer this finish as it is part of the character of the bath. However, if you do wish to have any etched/contouring areas as smooth as possible you would need to let us know. This etching can be corrected by means of an additional process which is carried out over a two or three day period thus incurring additional cost.
What does it cost to re-coat a bath?
- Standard boxed in style bath white to white from £365.00
- Boxed in style bath coloured to white from £385.00
- Boxed in style baths coloured/white to coloured from £485.00
All British standard and R A L solid colours (not metallics) are available. We also have the expertise to match customers own colour samples. This process requires an additional visit no less than 5 to 7 days prior to coating.
- Single ended Roll Top bath coating from £465.00
- Double ended Roll top bath coating from £525.00
Previously treated baths will require stripping back to the original vitreous enamel.
This will cost an additional £80.00 for boxed in style baths or £130.00 for roll top style baths.
A non-slip surface can be applied usually beneath the shower covering about 1/3 of the base area. £55.00
Sometimes a bath has become porous maybe even etched by chemical cleaners or dripping water over a long period of time. This can show as lines running down the sides or along the base of the bath. In this instance when we perform our re-coating process the original vitreous enamel has been damaged and this etching/contouring may still be noticeable. Most customers prefer this finish as it is part of the character of the bath. However, if you do wish to have any etched/contouring areas as smooth as possible you would need to let us know. This etching can be corrected by means of an additional process which is carried out over an additional two-day period thus incurring additional cost.
Will my bath need to be removed for recoating?
No. We come to you and the bath is re-coated in situ (Please note not the garage or outbuildings!!).
In order to get the best possible finish, we need to work in a dry and near dust free environment, we recommend that the coating of your bath be amongst the last jobs in the bathroom refurbishment leaving only the flooring, final emulsion/wallpaper along with the bath sealant, taps, waste and overflow (if removed) being fitted. Please ensure taps and shower where fitted are not dripping. It takes about 5 to 6 hours to re-coat a standard bath that hasn’t been previously treated. Under most circumstances, your bath is back in use after only 24 hours.
Are there any smells, odours or dust associated with the re-coating?
We seal off the bathroom and use an extractor whilst the work is being carried out so very little odour or dust escapes the bathroom during the process. However as with any solvent based products there is a significant odour present which rapidly diminishes during the drying process.
Will my bath taps, waste and overflow have to be removed?
No, just one of the advantages of re-coating is to save you the high cost of plumbing. We will not damage your existing bath taps, waste or overflow. However if your taps are dripping, or you are thinking of changing your taps, waste or overflow they should be removed prior to resurfacing and the new ones fitted no less than 24 hours after completion.
I have just redecorated my bathroom will your operator take care when re-coating my bath?
Yes. Your tiles, decor and flooring will be protected during the re-coating process. We do need to mask off the surrounding area using low tac masking tape. This may present a problem with some loose permeable coverings i.e. wallpaper, emulsion etc.
I am re-designing my bathroom. It will involve substantial building work e.g. plastering, new floor, moving of toilet & wash hand basin, new window, door etc. Should I have my bath resurfaced before, during or after this work?
We will not work in building site conditions. In order to get the best possible finish we need to work in a dry and near dust free environment, not only in the bathroom but also the adjacent rooms or hall way’s, we recommend that the coating of your bath be amongst the last jobs in the bathroom refurbishment leaving only the flooring, final emulsion/wall paper along with the bath sealant, taps, waste and overflow (if removed) being fitted. Please ensure taps and shower where fitted are not dripping. We recommend that the walls are sealed to avoid dust but the final coat of emulsion or adjacent wall papering is completed after re-coating.
I am re-tiling my bathroom walls, should I have my bath re-coated before or after?
After. We won’t damage your new tiles, although dripped grout, dropped tools or tiles will damage a bath either new or coated. We ask that the final sealant between the tiles and the edge of the bath is applied no less than 24 hours after completion.
How long does a coated bath last?
The average life expectancy of a coated bath with the correct after care is about 10 years. We have come across some baths that we coated over 20 years ago that are still going strong. Another of the advantages of bath coating is that when the surface eventually starts to look worn it can be coated again and again adding many years of service to any bath.
How do I care for my bath after the bath coating process is complete?
Use a non-abrasive liquid cleaner paying particular attention to the manufacturer’s instructions. Avoid using bleach or bleach based products. Always read the label. We recommend a mild detergent such as washing up liquid.
Should your bath be damaged, chipped, scratched or grazed notify Anglia Bath Coating immediately. In most cases we are able to perform a local repair, preventing the damage from spreading. The longer you wait the higher the cost could be
If your taps or shower drip, have them repaired as soon as possible. Prolonged dripping will cause staining and eventually ruin the surface.
Where applicable ensure taps, waste, over-flow, shower screens etc are fitted correctly. Not over tightened or rubbing on the bath surface.
Do not use strongly coloured bath additives or hair dye as these may stain the surface. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions.
To avoid lime scale building up in hard water areas thoroughly dry bath after use.
Do not use excessively hot water.
Refrain from using metal /hard plastic objects, toys, soap trays, heavy solid plugs etc
Do not use suction cup products e.g. non-slip mats or sink plunger. We do not recommend the use of any style of bath matt. Where necessary Anglia Bath Coating have several non-slip options .
Do not bath pets.