Although we use several different proceses for differant bath constructions, finishes and styles here we show our most common process.
To coat a white cast-iron moderatly 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, wast 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 useing 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 useing 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 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 cleaners 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 !!
We Don't use Vitreous Enamel
Vitreous Enamel needs to be fired at temperatures exceeding 900 degrees celcius such temperatures are unobtainable in a domestic enviroment .
Our prefered products are:-
Mega-Fast Poly-Glass® High Gloss Enamel Resin –
NAPCO’s proprietary aliphatic acrylic polyurethane enamel provides amazing resilience to cracking during expansion and contraction due to temperature fluctuations. Unlike epoxy topcoats, Poly-Glass will not crack or yellow over time. Poly-Glass resin provides a surface that is harder than acrylic or vitreous enamel, yet flexible enough to withstand the impact of dropped objects. This resilience is essential to its durability and long wear. It also provides terrific stain resistance and colour retention, as compared to other types of bathtub coatings. Poly-Glass resin’s high Titanium Dioxide content provides whiteness, brightness and opacity and does not contain any cheap fillers. You will be thrilled with the super shiny 95+% gloss.
Gorilla Grip was developed by NAPCO’s chemist exclusively for use in our industry and with over a year in the lab and over 1,000 bath's tested in the field, Gorilla Grip has pass all tests with flying colours and has quickly proven to be one of NAPCO’s most popular products.
NAPCO Gorilla Grip is designed for priming bathtubs and
tile without etching or sanding. It’s the perfect primer for these types of surfaces:
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Colin Earley for all coating enquiries
Anglia Bath Coating