Q) 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?
A) 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 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 day period thus incurring additional cost.
Q) Do you cover my area?
A) Under normal circumstances we operate throughout East Anglia primarily Norfolk, Suffolk, North Cambridgeshire and Northern Essex. Unfortunatly we are not living under normal circumstances, therefore we are limiting our operations to Norfolk and Suffolk,
Q) What does it cost to Re-coat a bath?
A) The price is dependent on several different criteria ie style of bath, current colour of bath, proposed colour of bath, weather your bath is cast-iron pressed steel or acrylic? Has it been previously resurfacd? For an aproximate price list click here or for a no obligation quotation contact us .
Q) Will my bath need to be removed for recoating?
A) No. We come to you and the bath is re-coated in situ (Please note not the garage or outbuildings!!)
Q) How long will it take to re-coat my bath?
A) It takes about 5 to 6 hours to re-coat a standard bath that hasnt been previously treated.
Q) I am not sure what Style of bath i have.
A) There are many styles of bath. You can either take a look here to identify the most popular styles or you can send us a photograph.
Q) How soon can I use my bath after re-coating?
A) Under most circumstances
your bath is back in use after only 24 hours.
Q) Are there any smells, odours or dust associated with the re-coating?
A) 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.
Q) Will my bath taps, waste and overflow have to be removed?
A) No, just one of the advantage's 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.
Q) I have just redecorated my bathroom will your operator take care when re-coating my bath?
A) 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 ie wallpaper, emulsion etc.
We recomend that the walls are sealed to
avoid dust but the final coat of emulsion or adjacent wall papering is completed after re-coating.
Q) I am re-tiling my bathroom walls, should I have my bath re-coated before or after?
A) After is best. 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.
Q) 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?
A) 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/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.
Q) How do I clean and maintain a re-coated bath?
A) The same as a new bath. We recommend that you clean it with a non abrasive cream / liquid non bleach based cleaner or bathroom mousse (always follow manufactures instructions). In our opinion the best and most efective product is washing up detergent. Do not allow your taps to drip and wipe away any excess standing water. visit aftercare.
Q) How long does a coated bath last?
A) The average life expectancy
of a coated bath with the correct after care is about 15
years. However we have coated baths 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.
Q) What should I do prior to your operator’s arrival?
A) All we ask is that you remove any toiletries and personal items from the bathroom.
For a free,
simply contact me
Colin Earley for all your enquiries.
Anglia Bath Coating
Higher Drive Lowestoft Suffolk NR32 3DE