Frequently Asked Questions
Many people are unsure about the bath resurfacing process and the options available to them to avoid replacing their existing bathware.
Below is a list of questions that are frequently asked by Mend-A-Bath International customers. We hope this list also answers any questions that you may have but obviously it is by no means exhaustive, so feel free to give us a call on Freephone 0800 228 473 and we will be more than happy to answer further questions and offer specialist advice.
BATH RESURFACING & REPAIR QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE THE BENIFITS OF ENAMEL BATH RESURFACING?
SAVE MONEY! - The main benifit is cost. Resurfacing will very often save you around 70% on the cost of replacing your enamel bath.
UNLOCK HIDDEN VALUE - Resurfacing will restore your bathware to it's original glory and leave a brilliant, smooth and inviting finish to make the bath the centre of attention in any bathroom.
NO HASSLE - Mend-A-Bath take care of all the work for you. We resurface your bath in-situ and our no mess, no fuss process means that you don't need to pull your old bath out, re-plumb and re-tile. We will resurface your bath and can even resurface the tiles if need be. You can start enjoying your newly resurfaced bath after only 24 hours.
WHAT TYPE OF SURFACE CAN BE RECOATED?
All bathroom fixtures can be resurfaced whether they are cast iron, porcelain on steel, vitreous china, plastic, gelcoat, akronite (or similar), concrete, ceramic tiles, formica and seratone panels.
HOW DOES THE BATH RESURFACING PROCESS WORK?
When a cast iron or pressed steel bath is made it is coated with an extremely hard and durable layer of enamel. This enamel coating is actually melted onto the bath under very high temperatures and hardens during cooling to leave a smooth glossy surface. Obviously this kind of manufacturing process is impossible to repeat in position so Mend-A-Bath International have developed a leading spray on enamel bath paint substitute to recoat the bath when the original enamel coat has worn thin.
Our technicians will prepare the old surface and then apply our enamel resurfacing material with specialist spray guns. The spray on process ensures a universally smooth finish which will dry hard and glossy to leave a nice new shine. Heat is then applied to speed up the process and harden the new coat. The whole process will take between 4-5 hours and the bath will be ready for use after only 24 hours.
CAN I RESURFACE MY ENTIRE BATHROOM SUITE?
Yes. Our material is designed to be applied to baths, basins, vanities, pedestals and tiles. You can resurface your entire suite in the colour of your choice.
CAN I GO FROM WHITE TO COLOUR OR COLOUR TO WHITE?
Yes, there's a world of colours available so the choice is yours! We can go from white to colour or colour to white, leaving a bright, clean, high gloss finish that looks like new.
HOW LONG WILL MY NEWLY RESURFACED ENAMEL BATH LAST?
We provide a 5 year written guarantee to back up our work. Of course every bath is subjected to different conditions so their is no definite answer, however, we have been in the business for over 27 years and our experience has shown that a well looked after bath can last for many more than the guaranteed 5 years.
WHEN DO I NEED TO RESURFACE MY BATH?
Your bath needs to be resurfaced when the enamel coat has worn thin and you can feel pitting (series of very small holes) or roughness. If the bath has truly lost it's shine or is badly scratched, or you want to change the colour, then we highly recommend you opt for a full resurface. Inspect your bath to get a better idea of it's condition then give us a call to find out about the best course of action.
I'M NOT SURE IF MY BATH JUST NEEDS A GOOD CLEAN!
Many baths become coated in dirt and lime-scale and minor scratches over a number of years, even with regular cleaning. This can cause light roughness and discolouration. If this is the case and the surface is still in good condition, we offer a stain removal and polishing process to restore the smoothness and shine.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO REPAIR A CHIP OR SCRATCH WITHOUT A FULL RESURFACE?
Yes it is. We will routinely repair any damage as part of the resurfacing process but if you have small chips or damage on an otherwise good surface we have a solution. We get many calls from people who have dropped tiles, metal plugs or loose objects into the bath and chipped the surface. If this is the case then don't worry, it is easily repaired! We can repair the damage ourselves to a very high standard.