Acorn Bath Resurfacing 34A Stafford Road, Seaford, East Sussex BN25 1UB
t: 01323 301307 m: 07754 382449
Bath Chip Repairs | Bath Refurbishment | Bath Renovation | Bath Repair | London | Brighton | Eastbourne | Burgess Hill | Crawley | Tunbridge Wells
Bath recolouring Brighton
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Acorn Bath Resurfacing is based in Brighton, so our bath chip repairs and bath resurfacing services cover Brighton, Eastbourne, Worthing, Burgess Hill and Tunbridge Wells locally, and from here we regularly cover the whole of the South East and especially London.
Please contact us today for a free, no obligation quotation.
What areas do you cover?
Cost, convenience, hassle.
Why resurface rather than replace?
The cost of replacing a bath involves removal and disposal, the cost of a new bath itself, a plumber and possibly a carpenter to do the installation and plumbing, the cost of re-tiling and redecorating and the disruption caused by dust, noise and not having use of your bath or bathroom while the work is underway.
On the other hand, a resurface can be completed easily in one day with the bath and all the plumbing and tiling in situ. The cost is therefore only a fraction of the alternative.
Owners of a cast iron, roll top or slipper bath frequently don’t want to replace it with something else, let alone a modern bath! A resurface allows you to retain the charm and style of the ‘old’ bath but transformed into a beautiful, pristine, perfect version of its former self.
Can you change the colour of my bath?
Yes we can. We can change the colour of your bath and the rest of the bathroom suite to any colour you like. Most usually we are asked to change everything to white, but we are also frequently asked to change the colour from something that has become dated or which was the result of ‘a bad decision at the time’ or which was a previous owner’s choice and is not to your taste!
Can you change the colour of my sink, toilet or shower tray as well as just the bath?
Yes. We can change the colour of everything to match.
How long will it take to do the resurfacing?
The process normally takes between 5 and 7 hours. A bath will obviously take longer than a sink, toilet or bidet! A chip repair or other local damage can be completed in less than an hour.
When can I use the bath again after the resurfacing?
Once we’ve finished the resurfacing, recommend leaving it for a further 8 hours. The bath itself is usually able to be used within an hour but the silicon seal around the top needs longer to set.
What preparation should I do before you arrive?
We’d appreciate if you could remove all bottles, flannels, towels and similar and make sure we have easy access to the bath.
If I want to re-tile, should I do this before or after the resurfacing?
It makes no practical difference from our point of view – but in case the tiler should accidentally drop a tile or a trowel and damage the bath, it’s probably safer to get the tiling done before we arrive. Otherwise you may be calling us back to do a chip repair!
If I want to replace taps or other bath hardware, should I do it before or after the resurfacing?
We do not need to remove your taps or waste during the bath resurfacing process. However, if you intend to renew your taps or waste then, as for tiling, it’s best to get this done before we do the resurfacing. That way, if any accidental damage is done by the plumber, we can repair it during the resurfacing.
Do I need to remove the taps and waste before you arrive?
No. We do all the work with the taps in situ.
Do I need to use special cleaners on my newly resurfaced bath?
No. However, as with all baths, we strongly recommend that you avoid using abrasive cream cleaners or abrasive cloths or other materials which will progressively dull any bath surface. Our technician will be happy to advise you about what’s best to use on the day.
Can I use a bath mat after the bath has been resurfaced?
We strongly recommend against the use of a bath mat. Continual use of a bath mat can cause damage and staining to a surface and the extremely strong suction they create can also cause problems. If a non-slip area is required, then we can apply one for you as part of the resurfacing.
How long will the new surface last?
With proper care, your bath should last in excess of 15 years.
What’s the difference between re-enamelling and resurfacing?
Re-enamelling is an expensive and major process where the bath is heated at a very high temperature to melt the vitreous enamel and bond it to the bath. The enamel is actually a type of glass.
Bath Resurfacing is a process involving the application of a priming agent followed by the specialist application of layers of a special very hard wearing paint. The material used is extremely durable, flexible and very difficult, although not impossible, to chip. The final process in the resurfacing is careful polishing to ensure a very smooth, glossy and easy to clean surface.
Resurfacing can be done in situ whereas re-enamelling requires removal and reinstallation of the bath – not a low cost option!
If anyone talks about re-enamelling your bath in situ, then they are actually talking about resurfacing it.
Can I dye my hair in the resurfaced bath or sink?
No - please don’t! Hair dyes are designed to penetrate and that’s exactly what they do! The pigments of colour in the dye are likely to penetrate the surface and cause staining. We strongly recommend that hair dying is not done in a newly resurfaced bath.
Is there a cancellation fee?
We always try hard to be fair and reasonable and we hope that people will treat us the same way! As long as we are given adequate notice, there is no cancellation fee. However, if we have travelled to an appointment and can’t get access to do the work, or find that a customer has decided to call in a plumber to, say, change the taps or just decided to cancel at the last minute, then we think it’s reasonable to charge a cancellation fee.
Is there a Warranty?
Yes. Our standard bath resurfacing warranty is for 5 years covering loss of adhesion or any other coating failure attributable to workmanship or materials.
Chip repairs and work on basins and WCs are generally covered by a 1 year warranty.
The only time we won’t offer a warranty is in situations where the underlying problem may be impossible to quantify – for instance with a cracked or damaged item where we have no way of telling how far the damage may extend or whether or not it is structural.
Our Warranty also does not cover accidental damage or misuse such as might happen if a tiler or plumber drops something and causes a chip.
Acorn Bath Resurfacing Brighton
Bath recolouring Brighton
t: 01323 301307
m: 07754 382449
CALL US TODAY!
Acorn Bath Resurfacing 34A Stafford Road, Seaford, East Sussex BN25 1UB
t: 01323 301307 m: 07754 382449
Bath Chip Repairs | Bath Refurbishment | Bath Renovation | Bath Repair | London | Brighton | Eastbourne | Burgess Hill | Crawley | Tunbridge Wells
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Acorn Bath Resurfacing is based in Brighton, so our bath chip repairs and bath resurfacing services cover Brighton, Eastbourne, Worthing, Burgess Hill and Tunbridge Wells locally, and from here we regularly cover the whole of the South East and especially London.
Please contact us today for a free, no obligation quotation.
What areas do you cover?
Cost, convenience, hassle.
Why resurface rather than replace?
The cost of replacing a bath involves removal and disposal, the cost of a new bath itself, a plumber and possibly a carpenter to do the installation and plumbing, the cost of re-tiling and redecorating and the disruption caused by dust, noise and not having use of your bath or bathroom while the work is underway.
On the other hand, a resurface can be completed easily in one day with the bath and all the plumbing and tiling in situ. The cost is therefore only a fraction of the alternative.
Owners of a cast iron, roll top or slipper bath frequently don’t want to replace it with something else, let alone a modern bath! A resurface allows you to retain the charm and style of the ‘old’ bath but transformed into a beautiful, pristine, perfect version of its former self.
Can you change the colour of my bath?
Yes we can. We can change the colour of your bath and the rest of the bathroom suite to any colour you like. Most usually we are asked to change everything to white, but we are also frequently asked to change the colour from something that has become dated or which was the result of ‘a bad decision at the time’ or which was a previous owner’s choice and is not to your taste!
Can you change the colour of my sink, toilet or shower tray as well as just the bath?
Yes. We can change the colour of everything to match.
How long will it take to do the resurfacing?
The process normally takes between 5 and 7 hours. A bath will obviously take longer than a sink, toilet or bidet! A chip repair or other local damage can be completed in less than an hour.
When can I use the bath again after the resurfacing?
Once we’ve finished the resurfacing, recommend leaving it for a further 8 hours. The bath itself is usually able to be used within an hour but the silicon seal around the top needs longer to set.
What preparation should I do before you arrive?
We’d appreciate if you could remove all bottles, flannels, towels and similar and make sure we have easy access to the bath.
If I want to re-tile, should I do this before or after the resurfacing?
It makes no practical difference from our point of view – but in case the tiler should accidentally drop a tile or a trowel and damage the bath, it’s probably safer to get the tiling done before we arrive. Otherwise you may be calling us back to do a chip repair!
If I want to replace taps or other bath hardware, should I do it before or after the resurfacing?
We do not need to remove your taps or waste during the bath resurfacing process. However, if you intend to renew your taps or waste then, as for tiling, it’s best to get this done before we do the resurfacing. That way, if any accidental damage is done by the plumber, we can repair it during the resurfacing.
Do I need to remove the taps and waste before you arrive?
No. We do all the work with the taps in situ.
Do I need to use special cleaners on my newly resurfaced bath?
No. However, as with all baths, we strongly recommend that you avoid using abrasive cream cleaners or abrasive cloths or other materials which will progressively dull any bath surface. Our technician will be happy to advise you about what’s best to use on the day.
Can I use a bath mat after the bath has been resurfaced?
We strongly recommend against the use of a bath mat. Continual use of a bath mat can cause damage and staining to a surface and the extremely strong suction they create can also cause problems. If a non-slip area is required, then we can apply one for you as part of the resurfacing.
How long will the new surface last?
With proper care, your bath should last in excess of 15 years.
What’s the difference between re-enamelling and resurfacing?
Re-enamelling is an expensive and major process where the bath is heated at a very high temperature to melt the vitreous enamel and bond it to the bath. The enamel is actually a type of glass.
Bath Resurfacing is a process involving the application of a priming agent followed by the specialist application of layers of a special very hard wearing paint. The material used is extremely durable, flexible and very difficult, although not impossible, to chip. The final process in the resurfacing is careful polishing to ensure a very smooth, glossy and easy to clean surface.
Resurfacing can be done in situ whereas re-enamelling requires removal and reinstallation of the bath – not a low cost option!
If anyone talks about re-enamelling your bath in situ, then they are actually talking about resurfacing it.
Can I dye my hair in the resurfaced bath or sink?
No - please don’t! Hair dyes are designed to penetrate and that’s exactly what they do! The pigments of colour in the dye are likely to penetrate the surface and cause staining. We strongly recommend that hair dying is not done in a newly resurfaced bath.
Is there a cancellation fee?
We always try hard to be fair and reasonable and we hope that people will treat us the same way! As long as we are given adequate notice, there is no cancellation fee. However, if we have travelled to an appointment and can’t get access to do the work, or find that a customer has decided to call in a plumber to, say, change the taps or just decided to cancel at the last minute, then we think it’s reasonable to charge a cancellation fee.
Is there a Warranty?
Yes. Our standard bath resurfacing warranty is for 5 years covering loss of adhesion or any other coating failure attributable to workmanship or materials.
Chip repairs and work on basins and WCs are generally covered by a 1 year warranty.
The only time we won’t offer a warranty is in situations where the underlying problem may be impossible to quantify – for instance with a cracked or damaged item where we have no way of telling how far the damage may extend or whether or not it is structural.
Our Warranty also does not cover accidental damage or misuse such as might happen if a tiler or plumber drops something and causes a chip.
Acorn Bath Resurfacing Brighton
Bath recolouring Brighton
Acorn Bath Resurfacing Brighton
Acorn Bath Resurfacing
Bath Chip Repairs | Bath Refurbishment | Bath Renovation | Bath Repair | London | Brighton Eastbourne | Burgess Hill | Crawley | Tunbridge Wells
34A Stafford Road, Seaford, East Sussex BN25 1UB
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Acorn Bath Resurfacing is based in Brighton, so our bath chip repairs and bath resurfacing services cover Brighton, Eastbourne, Worthing, Burgess Hill and Tunbridge Wells locally, and from here we regularly cover the whole of the South East and especially London.
What areas do you cover?
Cost, convenience, hassle.
Why resurface rather than replace?
The cost of replacing a bath involves removal and disposal, the cost of a new bath itself, a plumber and possibly a carpenter to do the installation and plumbing, the cost of re-tiling and redecorating and the disruption caused by dust, noise and not having use of your bath or bathroom while the work is underway.
On the other hand, a resurface can be completed easily in one day with the bath and all the plumbing and tiling in situ. The cost is therefore only a fraction of the alternative.
Owners of a cast iron, roll top or slipper bath frequently don’t want to replace it with something else, let alone a modern bath! A resurface allows you to retain the charm and style of the ‘old’ bath but transformed into a beautiful, pristine, perfect version of its former self.
Can you change the colour of my bath?
Yes we can. We can change the colour of your bath and the rest of the bathroom suite to any colour you like. Most usually we are asked to change everything to white, but we are also frequently asked to change the colour from something that has become dated or which was the result of ‘a bad decision at the time’ or which was a previous owner’s choice and is not to your taste!
Can you change the colour of my sink, toilet or shower tray as well as just the bath?
Yes. We can change the colour of everything to match.
How long will it take to do the resurfacing?
The process normally takes between 5 and 7 hours. A bath will obviously take longer than a sink, toilet or bidet! A chip repair or other local damage can be completed in less than an hour.
When can I use the bath again after the resurfacing?
Once we’ve finished the resurfacing, recommend leaving it for a further 8 hours. The bath itself is usually able to be used within an hour but the silicon seal around the top needs longer to set.
What preparation should I do before you arrive?
We’d appreciate if you could remove all bottles, flannels, towels and similar and make sure we have easy access to the bath.
If I want to re-tile, should I do this before or after the resurfacing?
It makes no practical difference from our point of view – but in case the tiler should accidentally drop a tile or a trowel and damage the bath, it’s probably safer to get the tiling done before we arrive. Otherwise you may be calling us back to do a chip repair!
If I want to replace taps or other bath hardware, should I do it before or after the resurfacing?
We do not need to remove your taps or waste during the bath resurfacing process. However, if you intend to renew your taps or waste then, as for tiling, it’s best to get this done before we do the resurfacing. That way, if any accidental damage is done by the plumber, we can repair it during the resurfacing.
Do I need to remove the taps and waste before you arrive?
No. We do all the work with the taps in situ.
Do I need to use special cleaners on my newly resurfaced bath?
No. However, as with all baths, we strongly recommend that you avoid using abrasive cream cleaners or abrasive cloths or other materials which will progressively dull any bath surface. Our technician will be happy to advise you about what’s best to use on the day.
Can I use a bath mat after the bath has been resurfaced?
We strongly recommend against the use of a bath mat. Continual use of a bath mat can cause damage and staining to a surface and the extremely strong suction they create can also cause problems. If a non-slip area is required, then we can apply one for you as part of the resurfacing.
How long will the new surface last?
With proper care, your bath should last in excess of 15 years.
What’s the difference between re-enamelling and resurfacing?
Re-enamelling is an expensive and major process where the bath is heated at a very high temperature to melt the vitreous enamel and bond it to the bath. The enamel is actually a type of glass.
Bath Resurfacing is a process involving the application of a priming agent followed by the specialist application of layers of a special very hard wearing paint. The material used is extremely durable, flexible and very difficult, although not impossible, to chip. The final process in the resurfacing is careful polishing to ensure a very smooth, glossy and easy to clean surface.
Resurfacing can be done in situ whereas re- enamelling requires removal and reinstallation of the bath – not a low cost option!
If anyone talks about re-enamelling your bath in situ, then they are actually talking about resurfacing it.
Can I dye my hair in the resurfaced bath or sink?
No - please don’t! Hair dyes are designed to penetrate and that’s exactly what they do! The pigments of colour in the dye are likely to penetrate the surface and cause staining. We strongly recommend that hair dying is not done in a newly resurfaced bath.
Is there a cancellation fee?
We always try hard to be fair and reasonable and we hope that people will treat us the same way! As long as we are given adequate notice, there is no cancellation fee. However, if we have travelled to an appointment and can’t get access to do the work, or find that a customer has decided to call in a plumber to, say, change the taps or just decided to cancel at the last minute, then we think it’s reasonable to charge a cancellation fee.
Is there a Warranty?
Yes. Our standard bath resurfacing warranty is for 5 years covering loss of adhesion or any other coating failure attributable to workmanship or materials.
Chip repairs and work on basins and WCs are generally covered by a 1 year warranty.
The only time we won’t offer a warranty is in situations where the underlying problem may be impossible to quantify – for instance with a cracked or damaged item where we have no way of telling how far the damage may extend or whether or not it is structural.
Our Warranty also does not cover accidental damage or misuse such as might happen if a tiler or plumber drops something and causes a chip.
Please contact us today for a free, no obligation quotation.
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