2023 Author: Philip Bishop | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 07:54
Today, most often apartment owners resort to the restoration of cast-iron bathtubs made in the USSR, and not to throwing them into a landfill, thanks to the excellent quality of the factory Soviet enamel, which serves as a good basis for the new coating, as well as the reliability of the cast-iron body.
Today there are several ways to restore a bathtub: an acrylic insert “bathtub in a bathtub”, enameling the bathtub and covering the old coating with a layer of liquid acrylic (technology “bulk bath”). In this article we will show you how to paint your bathtub with your own hands.
This is the most inexpensive restoration method, which does not require disconnecting it from the sewer and dismantling it. Perhaps you just need to remove the chipped bathroom how to do it can be read here.
At home, painting has many significant differences from the industrial process of this kind of restoration. So, at the factory, the cast-iron bath is heated, after which a powder is applied to the inner surface in an even layer. Under the influence of high temperature, the powder spreads and turns into enamel.
If we talk about enameling the bath at home, then in this case the enamel is applied with a flat brush based on natural hair (less often a spray is used).
Self enamel bath
This process includes two stages. Bath preparation. This is a very important stage, since the enamel should only be applied on a well-degreased, even surface. For this purpose, a cleaning powder is applied to the old surface, for example "Pemolux", which should not contain chlorine, and then the surface is cleaned with an abrasive stone directly on the powder.
Can be sanded also using a grinding wheel or sandpaper. After that, the abrasive grit is washed off with water, rust and irregularities are cleaned, and the surface is thoroughly degreased.
After that, fill the container with hot water for 5-10 minutes, then drain the water and wipe the surface dry.
Next comes the stage of applying a new layer of enamel. The enamel should be applied very carefully and should not allow bubbles and smudges, otherwise the new enamel, after it dries, will begin to peel off.
Most of the private craftsmen and firms that specialize in enameling baths, enamel is applied in two layers. On average, this takes no more than 3-4 hours.
To achieve the most optimal result, it is recommended to enamel the bath in four layers.
Especially for the site, apartment renovation alone.
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