Bath Restoration Service

We provide a thorough bath restoration service for customers own baths. We use only the best materials to restore your bath. Our local craftsmen are extremely proud of their work, taking a minimum of four weeks to complete each restoration.

All restorations are carried out at our Ivybridge workshops as our process and attention to detail is not suitable to be carried out with the bath remaining in situ; this is due to allowing sufficient curing time at each part of the restoration process, which in turn results in a more durable and longer lasting finish.

We offer a full range of exterior colours, from the Dulux Satinwood range, customers can even supply their own paint, allowing you to personalise your bath. We recommend that a Traditional Oil based paint is used for the exterior as these are unlikely to fail due to the moisture your original cast iron bath will retain.

As we are situated in Ivybridge, Devon, we enjoy the benefits of a generally lower cost base than in the more populous areas of the country. We believe in passing this benefit on to our customers, thereby offering them better value for money.

We can also offer a full restoration of your own bath or an internal only renovation, allowing you to paint or design the exterior yourselves. We also offer an interior only restoration service to panelled in or ‘Flat top’ baths.

All of these points make Antique Bathrooms the natural choice when you are considering a genuine antique bath or the restoration of your own original cast iron bath .

We offer a  nationwide ‘door to door’ collection & re-delivery service of your bath. (This is a chargeable service)

Please contact us with your Bath Restoration enquiry.

12 Stage Process

Step 1
The exterior of the bath and feet are stripped to bare metal to remove the existing paint and any rust deposits.

Step 2
A metal primer is applied to the exterior surface of the bath and feet.

Step 3
The interior of the bath is etched providing a key for the primer in the original vitreous enamel.

Step 4
Imperfections in the baths’ surface are repaired and any modifications, such as the relocation of tap holes, are carried out.

Step 5
An epoxy primer is applied and then left to cure for 48 hours.

Step 6
The primer finish is prepared for the special mid coat.

Step 7
The mid coat is applied and then left to cure for 48 hours.

Step 8
The mid coat is prepared in readiness for the topcoat.

Step 9
The polyurethane-based enamel topcoat is applied and left to cure for a further 48 hours.

Step 10
The enamel is now hand sanded and mechanically polished to give a smooth and high glossed finish.

Step 11
The exterior of the bath can then be completed with another coat of metal primer and, if required, two coats of a colour of your choice. (with 24 hours between coats). We recommend Dulux Satin Wood, (oil based).

Step 12
The bath is now waxed and wrapped in readiness for delivery, or for you to collect.