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I want to refresh my bath tub, is it worth to pay for resurfacing? quoted £260 for Pouring method they are calling it. Or just buy a new bath plus panels and have to pay for labour as I can't do myself.
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Not worth it in my opinion. It looks okay but a new bath is best.

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Better asked elsewhere on the forum. I'll move it.


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I suppose it would depend on how much disruption replacing the bathtub would cause...

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Not worth it in my opinion. It looks okay but a new bath is best.

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I will be happy if it looks OK, what concerns me in the long run, say after few years, will it look good or starts peeling or yellowing?
The guy say they use self leveling paint, finish is white diamond. He is calling on his website Ekopel 2k "The service life of the applied coating – 20 years, provided that there is regular care of the coating"


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.............and what is regular care of the coating? get a new bath.

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Is your bath bath cast iron? A chap I knew had it done and it looked just like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK9zHkIGGg4 (unfortunately his wife did not look like the lady in this video :lol: )

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dewaltdisney wrote:
Is your bath bath cast iron? A chap I knew had it done and it looked just like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK9zHkIGGg4 (unfortunately his wife did not look like the lady in this video :lol: )

Your call I guess :thumbright:

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My bath is cast iron very old so its quality but it has to be done properly or not worth it.

I found a company who uses this product but don't like it, this is like floor screeding and looks like a botched job on a bath. Prefer spray paint if available or wont bother.

How much is labour cost roughly to change a bath? Assuming the new bath will fit existing tiles and floor set up with further work on them.


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I did a bit of research into this type of product a few years back - they are commonly used in the USA on rented properties (see below). If you need to do your own research then please watch the YouTube video below - I needed to watch it several times to be convinced about the product:



(Note that you are not allowed to dilute the product - apparently it depraves its' quality! Maybe something in that German to English translation......)

OK. Fun over. It's probably an epoxy resin of some sort and if properly applied it should last reasonably well, however, it is imperative that all the surfaces are thoroughly degreased before application as well as being clean of any trace of the normally abrasive bath cleaners (e.g. Cif) that many people use. As I stated, these sorts of products have been available in the USA for some years and are often used to hide damage ion rental properties. I've seen the end result and if the prep work is good I can't see an issue with the end result (on the other hand I also saw a few hideously badly prepped and done examples which were just awful). My one concern would be about using abrasive cleaning products with this coating, though. If your bath is acrylic, though, I'd avoid this as the product may not be able to flex sufficiently to cope with the movement. That's maybe my natural caution, but acrylic (and fibre g;lass) can be dealt with in other ways, I feel

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dewaltdisney wrote:
Is your bath bath cast iron? A chap I knew had it done and it looked just like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK9zHkIGGg4 (unfortunately his wife did not look like the lady in this video :lol: )

Your call I guess :thumbright:

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I'm gonna have my bath resurfaced at least once a week if she comes to do it... :help:

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I think it's normal to screed a floor but screed a bath is not for me.


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yartin wrote:
............Assuming the new bath will fit existing tiles and floor set up with further work on them.


NEVER assume anything. I didn't know that bath tubs come in different sizes that are mm difference.
We had a bathroom refit done and chose a bath (must be same as bath we already have?) nope, new bath was bigger than old one, all be it a few mm, but the great bath fitters "hacked out some of the wall" to make it fit. (In a way it has helped) it was tiled on top of the edge so (in theory) no water can get past.

My point being measure your current bath and then measure the prospective bath make sure they are the same or a tiny bit smaller.

All the plumbers and heating engineers (and handymen) probably know bath sizes vary, but we didn't.

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Actually, this Ecopel is a bodge way of doing it. In the past the technician would sand it back and then it was sprayed with enamel coats. I think it is worth investigating see http://www.thebathbusiness.co.uk/bath-r ... namelling/

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............Assuming the new bath will fit existing tiles and floor set up with further work on them.


NEVER assume anything. I didn't know that bath tubs come in different sizes that are mm difference.
We had a bathroom refit done and chose a bath (must be same as bath we already have?) nope, new bath was bigger than old one, all be it a few mm, but the great bath fitters "hacked out some of the wall" to make it fit. (In a way it has helped) it was tiled on top of the edge so (in theory) no water can get past.

My point being measure your current bath and then measure the prospective bath make sure they are the same or a tiny bit smaller.

All the plumbers and heating engineers (and handymen) probably know bath sizes vary, but we didn't.


I know bath different sizes are differnet, how much total cost roughly? I assume no additional work in tiling and no changes in the floor. Bath panels?
Does bath height matter or adjustable with some timber under the legs?


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Job and Knock wrote:
I did a bit of research into this type of product a few years back - they are commonly used in the USA on rented properties (see below). If you need to do your own research then please watch the YouTube video below - I needed to watch it several times to be convinced about the product:



(Note that you are not allowed to dilute the product - apparently it depraves its' quality! Maybe something in that German to English translation......)

OK. Fun over. It's probably an epoxy resin of some sort and if properly applied it should last reasonably well, however, it is imperative that all the surfaces are thoroughly degreased before application as well as being clean of any trace of the normally abrasive bath cleaners (e.g. Cif) that many people use. As I stated, these sorts of products have been available in the USA for some years and are often used to hide damage ion rental properties. I've seen the end result and if the prep work is good I can't see an issue with the end result (on the other hand I also saw a few hideously badly prepped and done examples which were just awful). My one concern would be about using abrasive cleaning products with this coating, though. If your bath is acrylic, though, I'd avoid this as the product may not be able to flex sufficiently to cope with the movement. That's maybe my natural caution, but acrylic (and fibre g;lass) can be dealt with in other ways, I feel


No I won't go for such product, screeding a bath, no way. It won't last. There are companies who do spray paint with 3-5 layers which I prefer.


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