As well as Bath Resurfacing, we offer a re-enamelling service fired in the furnace.
Old cast iron baths can be to their former glory and original finish by vitreous re-enamelling.
Vitreous enamel is a form of glass which is applied an as decorative finish to metal. It has associated properties hardness, colour stability, scratch and fire resistance.
The process requires the removal of the old enamel surface by shot blasting back to the original casting. Coatings are applied before the bath is placed into a furnace for a series of firing at temperatures in excess of 800 degrees Celsius. The final outcome being the traditional white shiny finish.
As the vitreous enamel will follow the contours of the base casting the finish can be characteristically uneven. Owing to the very high temperatures in the furnace tiny black specks, pin holes and slight crazing may occur. This is unavoidable when working with old cast baths that may be over 100 years old. Such symptoms are only cosmetic and will have no bearing on the functionality of the bath.
Baths carry a life time guarantee that the vitreous enamel will not peel off. We can arrange the collection and re delivery of your bath, with prices upon application.