We like to tell all our clients to take extra care of their resurfaced bath. Why?
In some areas water contains high levels of chemicals. This leads to staining of the surface.
Do not leave water in your bath or basin to pool for a long period of time. Dry the resurfaced area after use. Poor drainage can trap water around the drain outlet. This can lead to rust in the area. So try to keep your resurfaced area dry.
It’s good practice to wipe down wet areas with a soft cloth after use. Again – it’s about not leaving the item to lay in a pool of water the whole day.
Remember your resurfaced area is a bit tender – especially immediately after resurfacing takes place. So, try not to drop a heavy item on the resurfaced area – dropping the hand held shower or perhaps a hammer in your bath is likely to chip the bath coating.
A good tip – if you use a rubber mat in your bath is to remove it after bathing…if left it is likely to damage your bath – again it’s about bodies of water being left in the area over long periods of time being a no-no!
To the ladies – and of course some gents out there – keep hair dye’s and nail varnish removers away rom the resurfaced area – it WILL stain the area irrecoverably.
Another good tip – if you use a bar | a cake of soap – like Lux or Lifebuoy bar soap please please please do not leave it siting directly on the resurfaced area – the colourants and additives in these soaps stain the resurfaced area and leaving the soap bar there allows water to pool underneath the soap bar further causing damage to the unit.
Another big no-no – is to leave washing soaking in the bath. Please don’t. The detergent, when left to soak—damages the resurfaced area. Dye’s in your clothing may also stain the resurfaced area.
Do not leave foreign objects—like bucket’s and basin’s in the bath. It may scratch the resurfaced area.
Repair dripping taps. The dripping water, if left will damage the resurfaced area.
The resurfaced area must be cleaned with a soft cloth and non-abrasive cleaner such as dish-washing liquid.
Do not use an abrasive scourer or an abrasive cleaner—i.e. Vim
Do not leave wet cloths, sponges or wet toys on the resurfaced area for an extended period.
Like anything – a resurfaced bath – if taken care of should last you a pretty long time. We’ve had client’s who’s resurfaced bath, tiles, toilet and basin lasted them 13 odd years and still looked like it could go for another round before getting a new coat. Care for your resurfaced bath and it will stand you in good stead. Don’t replace. Resurface.