A bath is not just a durable item, it is also a key element in the bathroom interior. Sometimes, changing the font, you can completely change the look of the room. However, such radical changes are not affordable for everyone, because a full repair costs a lot of money. For such cases restoration of the baths was invented, which allows you to refresh the capacity and transform the look of the room as a whole.
Bath types: description, characteristics of the protective layer
During the operation of baths, the advantages and disadvantages of decorative protective layers are manifested. Familiarity with the general characteristics will help determine the methods of bath restoration.
Steel products are different manufacturers produce metal thickness from 1.6 mm to 3.5 mm. The protective layer of enamel does not exceed 0.6 mm. The enameling process takes place in special kilns for firing at a temperature of 850 ° C. Thanks to a special technology (the enamel is practically baked into steel), the decorative layer retains its brilliance during the entire service life. The restoration of the enamel of the baths can be carried out using the methods of bulk acrylic or applying the enamel with a brush / roller.
Acrylic bath: repair rules
Restoration of acrylic baths is directly dependent on the nature of the damage. Distinguish between chemical and mechanical damage:
- Chemical is caused by the action of harmful detergents, unsuitable for the care of acrylic objects. Often, these phenomena occur when soaking linen due to the interaction of the acrylic surface with the components of the powder. Defects look like a slight turbidity and are simply removed;
- mechanical damage has the form of deep scratches / cracks, and in exceptional cases - through holes. In such situations, the ability to "patch" the hole yourself is a serious advantage of acrylic containers.
The nature of the damage causes different ways to restore the bath.
For curing the composition takes at least 12 hours. The finally dried-up restored surface is polished with fine-grained sandpaper to form a completely flat surface.
To prevent the occurrence of deep scratches, chips, you must carefully handle the acrylic bath: eliminate the fall of solid heavy objects, carefully transport the product when moving.
Cast iron bath: the finer points of restoration
Restoration of baths at home is more than possible. Methods for the restoration of baths are selected individually (determined by the period of repair work and the quality of materials).
Enameled metal baths - the most popular models of plumbing. Factory warranty on products is 2 years. With careful handling a bath for about 10 years pleases residents with a shining enamel coating. But, unfortunately, nothing is forever and enamel, too. Restoring an old bath is a great opportunity to save money and update the appearance of plumbing.
The necessary materials and tools for enameling: electric drill with a special nozzle (like a grinding wheel), sandpaper, degreaser, brushes, two-component enamel. Restoration of the bath with his own hands is carried out in stages.