At diydoctor we have lost count of the times we have been asked about a DIY method of repainting a bath, resurfacing a bath or just repairing a leak in a bath. If your bath is leaking from the joints between the bath and the walls you need to see our leaking bath or shower project on just that. Coincidentally, this project is also presented by Plumbworld!
This project has been divided into different segments covering just about every bath repair scenario you could think of: All of the products below can be found in their bathroom section.
Repairing Scratches in Baths
The strong abrasive content of most bath cleaners are able to harm and scratch acrylic surfaces. The Acryl-Star paste has been especially formulated to be completely compatible with acrylic surfaces. The polishing paste removes lime deposits, discolouration and heavy soiling while at the same time removing existing scratches. There is no obnoxious smell. Shake the tube well before use and apply with a soft, moist cloth or sponge. Rinse off with warm water...How simple is that!!
Removing Scuffs from Baths and Mould from Tile Grout
An amazing product available at Plumbworld is the bath scuff removing rubber. Simply use as a normal "pencil rubber" to remove scuffs from baths and tiles, mould and dirt from ceramic tile grout and stubborn water marks from baths.
Repairing Scratches and Chips in Baths
This product is incredible and so easy to use. Suitable for enamel baths, acrylic baths, fibreglass baths, ceramics and stone resin shower trays, simply mix this two part filler and apply with a spatula (supplied). Sand down and spray with the enamel spray...Ask any bathroom fitter how many times he has dropped his ceramic tile nips into a shower tray and chipped it. He will tear your arm off for this product!
Repairing a Cracked Bath
To repair a cracked bath, wherever possible, approach the job from the underside or back. We know of several products on the market that are capable of doing the job, but be aware that they may not work on all baths, especially some plastic ones. Due to the cost of replacing the entire bath, it is well worth looking into repair products before you take the plunge and invest in a new bath.
Resurfacing an Enamel Bath
A beautiful bathtub is a point of attention of every bathroom. Scratches and changes in colour make your bath unsightly. For those who do not want to replace their bath, the Jaeger Bath Refinishing Kit is a real alternative. Without the problem of replacement and without the annoying dull finish you will be able to get your bath shiny again and it will last. The Jaeger Bath Refinishing Kit is easy to use whether you are a professional or a DIY person. Just apply the enamel with brush and roller. The result is as beautiful and lasting as the original.Jaeger Bath Refinishing Kit is very easy to handle. The only thing you have to do is clean and sand the bath with sand paper until the enamel surface is rough. Then remove the dust and apply the lacquer evenly on the bathtubs surface.
This amazing kit is available in white and also 4 other colours but is definitely only for use on enamel baths.