The proper way to paint while refinishing your bath

The proper way to paint while refinishing your bath

A bath is the quintessential addition to any bathroom, acting as the centrepiece of the entire space and giving owners a place to soak after a long day at work. There are certain designs that stand out from the rest however, and some of the most celebrated are freestanding cast iron baths. Designed to retain heat and be easy to clean, the bathtubs that we stock are ones you don’t want to pass over.

Those who are looking to refinish their cast iron tubs should know that there is much work involved in the process. Painting is one of the final stages and requires that you utilise the proper equipment and techniques in order to complete the project.

Prior to doing anything, ensure that you have the correct gear to safeguard yourself against the paint vapours; inhaling them can be detrimental to one’s health. Afterwards, begin by applying three coats of acrylic urethane enamel at minimum using a spray gun. Allow fifteen minutes for it to dry if you intend to introduce another coat. It can take an hour, or maybe even more, for your finish to cure entirely before you’re able to sand the tub down.

A 1,000 grit paper would be an ideal choice to smooth out any rough bumps or streaks that exist on your bath. You could even take things a step further by drying the bathtub off with some paper towels.

Another thing you can do is make use of a power buffer in tandem with a foam pad to get rid of any leftover scratches. Once you’re done sanding everything down, you can buff the bath with polymer glaze car wax to give it some supplementary shine.

At Country Cast Baths, we have traditional designs with claw or cast iron ball feet as well as floor standing models. There is plenty of choice so you can pick a design that will be the highlight of your bathroom.

We are a leading provider of freestanding cast iron baths because we combine outstanding prices and quality. As a result you can expect a tub that not only meets your specifications, but also isn’t overly expensive. It will also last and provide opportunities for re-finishing.

If you are interested in making a purchase, please get into contact with us.

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