Cast-iron bathtub resurfacing by pour-on application method is an up-to-date and modern solution that allows you to avoid dismantling the product and all the difficulties associated with this process. Therefore, you will not need to carry out cosmetic repairs in the bathroom, which means that you will be able to do without wasting time and money.
Cast-iron is the strongest metal, and its products are reliable and durable. Cast-iron bathtubs can serve for many decades, and the material will not suffer from this in any way. The same cannot be said about the enamel that covers the surface of the tub.
Unfortunately, the durability of the enamel is very low, and its service life depends not only on the characteristics of its usage, strength, and frequency of impacts but also on the properties of the steel itself.
Bathtubs can have different thicknesses. The thinner the product, the more it is deformed by loads, and since enamel is a solid material, such deformations gradually break its integrity. In addition, the enamel coating itself is not the most durable.
Enamel can crack, it does not tolerate temperature changes, it can be chipped, it quickly loses its luster and absorbs dirt, losing the uniform whiteness of the surface.
Cast-iron-enameled bathtubs that have been used for many years look very unpresentable and visually spoil the impression of the entire bathroom, even if its repair is quite fresh.
The best solution for bathtubs where the enamel has lost its aesthetic appearance is refinishing it with liquid acrylic or «pour-on application method». Due to this method, a strong and reliable product can be made to last for at least another 15 years.
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Bathtub resurfacing involves the coating of its surface which is prepared in advance by a certain algorithm, with a layer of snow-white liquid acrylic. This polymer material creates a new surface on the tub, which will not only look like a completely new and flawless product but also make its properties significantly better.
A tub that has been restored by pouring method acquires a pleasant tactile smoothness, becomes not so cold to the touch as enamel, looks perfectly white and uniform over the entire area, and its glossy luster transforms and refreshes the entire space around. After hardening, composition becomes as strong as enamel due to the cardinal differences in their structure.
Enamel is hard and brittle, while acrylic is strong due to its elasticity. The features and advantages of the acrylic structure make it resistant to impact, help to resist the formation of chips and cracking of the surface.
One of the most important characteristics of an acrylic-coated surface is its durability and ability to maintain its aesthetic appearance for a long time. The composition used for the resurfacing of bathtubs is resistant to yellowing under the influence of ultraviolet light and does not absorb dirt and rust particles from tap water.
The process of restoring the bathtub takes several hours and consists of several stages. Acrylic is a material that is easy to handle, which guarantees a perfect result even on those surfaces that look completely damaged. The restored surface dries out and becomes ready for use in just one day on average. This is faster than any other repair method and much easier and cheaper than the process of dismantling and replacing the product.
Tub resurfacing by pour-on application method will help to preserve its durability, reliability, and high-quality, restoring its external characteristics and making the surface durable and aesthetically attractive.