- Outside cast will be restored but retain all its unique and original cast and moulding imperfections
- Your Victorian or Edwardian cast iron roll top bath, our expert restoration
- Full range of exterior Dulux Satinwood ‘Heritage’ colours or your own colour choice. We recommend oil based paints
- Full restoration or internal only
- Also offer flat top baths and panelled bath restoration service
- Your original brassware can be refurbished to match your newly restored bath
- Highly competitive
- Nationwide door-to-door collection and return – to be confirmed
- Overseas deliveries to be discussed
Roll Top Bath Restoration
Do you own an original cast iron roll top bath that needs professionally restoring? Our expert craftsman will ensure a superb restoration bespoke to your needs. Due to the exhaustive process, this has to occur on-site at our Ivybridge workshop. This generally takes a minimum 4 weeks, but can take up to 8 weeks, depending on the requirements and the weather conditions and drying times. We will update you at all times with our progress, supplying photos of the various stages. Once the bath is near to completion, then delivery, by your chosen means, will be organised.
We encourage our customers to call in a view your bath during this process, but understand that it is not always possible, hence the photos to keep you informed of the changes.
Occasionally issues may arise with these lovely baths – they are original, antique and aged, however we will always discuss this with you, presenting possible solutions and options.
For clarification on charges, delivery and expectations, please feel free to contact us to discuss.
The exterior of the bath and feet are stripped to bare metal to remove the existing paint and any rust deposits.
A metal primer is applied to the exterior surface of the bath and feet.
The interior of the bath is etched providing a key for the primer in the original vitreous enamel.
Imperfections in the baths’ surface are repaired and any modifications, such as the relocation of tap holes, are carried out.
An epoxy primer is applied and then left to cure for 48 hours.
The primer finish is prepared for the special mid coat.
The mid coat is applied and then left to cure for 48 hours.
The mid coat is prepared in readiness for the topcoat.
The polyurethane-based enamel topcoat is applied and left to cure for a further 48 hours.
The enamel is now hand sanded and mechanically polished to give a smooth and high glossed finish.
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).
The bath is now waxed and wrapped in readiness for delivery, or for you to collect.