Although we use several different processes for different bath constructions, finishes and styles here we show our most common process.
To coat a white cast-iron moderately worn boxed in style bath to white in situ.
Room preparation...We do ask that before we arrive all personal items are removed. Please remove the shower screen if fitted. If you are unable to do this yourself you may request that we remove it for you. (We cannot be held responsible for any damage that may be caused, as sometimes these items have been in place for many years and can be difficult to remove.) Dust sheets are laid. Furniture is covered and all movable items are removed from the bathroom. Finally an extractor fan is installed and the door sealed.
It’s all in the preparation... The bath is thoroughly cleaned and dried. Silicone sealant is removed or cut back as necessary.
Masking up...The area surrounding the bath is masked along with the taps waste and overflow (if fitted) as well as any furnishings that couldn’t be removed.
If you are planing to replace your taps, waste or overflow we recomend that they be removed prior to coating and replaced no less than 24 hours after completion.
The room is then thoroughly blown out using warm compressed air to prevent dust and debris falling on the surface during the spraying and curing process.
At this point rust is treated and chips/deep scoring is filled using a 3 part epoxy filler.
Bonding process........ A thorough application of our unique bonding agent is applied. This has been formulated specifically to enable our material to adhere to the existing surface. The bond is such that if you were to damage or chip your bath the water will be far less able to penetrate between the surfaces therefore greatly reducing the risk of de-lamination.
Surface application.... The coating (Poly-Glass a purpose made two pack enamel) is applied. Usually 3 to 4 coats using a warm H V L P (high volume low pressure) spray system specifically designed for indoor use. Our material is designed to withstand very high temperatures as well as be resistant to many of the chemicals in modern cleaner. It also complies with current C.O.S.H. (Control Of Substances Hazardous To Health) and E.P.A (Enviromental Protection Act) regulations.
De masking... It is necessary to leave the paper surrounding the bath to continue acting as a dust barrier during the curing process. We also leave the taps masked to prevent any water dripping on the fresh surface. The remainder of the room is cleared .
Now it’s down to you...
Allow 24 hours un-wrap, apply sealant (where nesecary), Fill bath,lie back and....... ENJOY !!
At the other end of our spectrum
To prepare and coat a particularly porous roll top style bath.
If previously re-finished the inner surface and roll is chemically stripped back to the original vitreous enamel .
The surface is then thoroughly cleaned and dried
Damage is reshaped. Chips and cracks are repaired and the surface is generally made good.
The surface is then primed and cured for 12 hours, and then flatted to a smooth stable surface.
It's time to apply the coating. We use Poly-glass, a purpose made 2 pack enamel produced by NAPCO ltd . Several coats are applied to obtain the recomended film build.
After curing for a further 24 hours the surface is then machine polished to produce a smooth durable surface.
This process takes aproximatly 12 hours over a 3 day period.
We can also coat the exterior of your roll top, usually in our work shop.
Remove all fittings along with the feet, and then sand-blast the exterior of the bath and feet.
Prepare and prime the exterior and feet. Leave to cure for 24 hours and flat smooth. Repeat as necessary.
Coat the prepared surfaces to a colour of your choice using 2k material.
All British standard and R A L solid colours (not Metalics) are available we also have the expertise to match customers own colour samples.
The whole process including the internal systems takes about 4 weeks from collection to delivery.
Please Note: We Don't use Vitreous Enamel
Neither do we use car paint
Our prefered products are supplied by NAPCO Ltd
Over the past 30+ years the following products of choice have in my opinion proved themselves to be amongst the best in the industry .
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Colin Earley for all your enquiries.
Anglia Bath Coating
Higher Drive Lowestoft Suffolk NR32 3DE