Various materials can be used to finish the bath. One of their economical options is the staining with acrylic paints, the use of a special insert. The paint used as a material for restoration, allows not only to give the surface a new look, but also to decorate it in accordance with the general interior. Today, the bath can be painted with the help of enamels of different colors. This allows you to diversify the decor, perform it in accordance with the required style.
Painting will not only update the appearance of the bath, but also decorate it in the style of the interior of the room.
Restoration of the bath can be carried out by various means. Today, manufacturers offer 2 options: enamel paints and acrylics. Epoxy enamels have been used for restoration for several decades. The operating life of such a coating is great, but for the application of the composition to the surface, one must have appropriate experience. Acrylic is applied much easier. To get a bath has an excellent appearance, there is no need to have experience or skills, you can apply the composition in various ways. Two-component mixtures are used for work.
Which option to choose? Everything depends on the state of the bowl. If the bath is old, has chips, cracks, other defects, then it is best to use enamel. But the preparatory work in this case is complex and time-consuming, and the application of enamel requires experience, otherwise there will be streaks, tints of paint. If you need to perform repairs quickly, but there are no special skills, then it's best to prefer acrylic. It is not only applied quickly, but also takes a little time to dry out (you need a maximum of 2 hours).
Before painting, the surface of the bath must be cleaned from the old paint by the Bulgarian.
Before you start the restoration of the bath yourself, you must perform the preparatory work. The surface should be carefully inspected, as the traces of rust, chips will cause a large consumption of paint, poor quality of recovery.
Rusty stains, which very often remain near the drain, can be removed with weak solutions of oxalic acid. The composition should be prepared in the form of a gruel, it is recommended to apply it with a tissue swab to the affected area a few millimeters thick. After 40 minutes, the area is washed with water. If the rust still remains, then its further cleaning is performed by a mechanical method. It is recommended to check immediately that there is no leakage, otherwise you have to replace the bath. Before painting, you should disassemble the siphon. This is done carefully, on the floor under the hole is put a container, so that excess paint can drain. If there is an upper siphon, it too must be removed, the hole to close the pakley. Further work depends on which composition will be used for the restoration.
Painting with enamel
The restoration of the bath enamel must be carried out in a certain sequence. After carrying out the preparatory work, it is necessary to clean the surface. For this, an electric drill with a nozzle is used, during work the layer of enamel is removed, it becomes rough. With the use of a special powder and abrasive stone, all of the old enamel is removed. This is a long work, requires patience, but without this stage, restoration can not begin. When the paint is peeled off, an abrasive edge is required and the dust is rinsed off with plain water,. Then it is necessary to etch the walls and the bottom with alkali. During operation, ventilation should be ensured, protective gloves and a face mask should be used.
Stages of the restoration of the bath enamel.
All irregularities, traces of rust and other defects must be cleaned, fill the bath with hot water for 10-15 minutes, thoroughly dry with a construction hair dryer. Before painting the bath is degreased. The paint should be prepared by mixing the hardener and the enamel itself. If any shade is needed, a pigment is added to the mixture. The first layer is applied primer, it must dry out. After 15-20 minutes a layer of glossy enamel is applied. For firmness, the bottom is painted with one more layer of enamel.
The entire restoration of the bath takes about 7 hours, while the primary coating takes up to 3 hours and the secondary treatment - about 4 hours. To dry it is necessary to wait 1-2 days, while keeping the temperature at + 23 ° C.
For work, you should use materials and tools such as:
- enamel components;
- abrasive powder;
- a container for mixing the formulations;
- brushes and rollers;
- electric drill with a nozzle-circle;
- building hair dryer.
Restoration with acrylic
Restoration with acrylic paint is carried out in bulk, starting from the edge of the bath.
Restoration of the bath with their own hands can be carried out using not only enamel, but also acrylic paint. There are many such materials on the market, but it should be noted that the standard package is designed for painting a bath with a length of 1.07 m. If the parameters are larger, it is best to take 2 packs. Two-component formulations are usually sold, which include a polymer base and a special hardener. For mixing, it is necessary to prepare a container, the mixture is mixed not by a construction mixer, but by hand. Use a mixer to stir mixtures of this type is quite difficult, manufacturers offer it is a manual method. During the preparation of the mixture it is required to ensure that the composition is uniform. At the bottom and walls of the tank there should not be any lumps and unmixed paint components.
After the acrylic mixture is ready, you can start bath treatment yourself. Applying acrylic compounds can be done using one of the following methods:
- bulk painting;
- roller painting.
To repair the bowl, you can use a filling version. How is restoration carried out in this case? The prepared mixture is evenly poured on the edge of the bowl, after which it under the influence of its weight spreads over the surface, forming a smooth and beautiful coating.
If air bubbles remain during painting, then they must be cleaned immediately.
Carry out the restoration of the bath with gloves and a respirator.
To do this, use the usual hard brush. Vesicles are only pierced with bristles. Traces of the brush quickly tightened. If you perform the work on time, there will be no trace left on the surface. Before carrying out the liquid painting, it is necessary to place a container under the drain hole, so that the excess composition can drain into it.
Painting the bath with a roller is also often used. Before use, the container is treated with a primer, it must dry out. After that, you can start painting. Restoring the bath in this way is much cheaper, the work is done quickly, there is no need to have experience.
Features of work
Many for the surface to be restored use acrylic. This option is simple, special experience and preparation for it is not required. It should be remembered that acrylic is not compatible with old enamel. If the cup is badly damaged and old, you can not use this material.
Features of acrylic coating should be taken into account. On the surface, the paint is retained due to the small roughness of the substrate. If the paint is damaged, the process of destruction will go further. In this case, it is necessary to apply a second layer, so that the coating lasts longer.
Acrylic to restore the surface of the old bath is quite suitable, it has many advantages:
- Resistance to various effects, acrylic is durable, fireproof.
- The material consumption is minimal. Enamel does not give such results, and the covering ability of acrylic is much better.
- Coverage is obtained with the effect of natural ventilation, this material can be used for any surface.
- Drying is fast. It usually takes 30-120 minutes, depending on what type of paint is applied.
- The bright color of acrylic is retained for a long time, the enamel has the property of turning yellow. Acrylic compositions do not have such a negative property.
- After drying, the surface does not leave wrinkles, bubbles, cracks. The bath becomes smooth and beautiful.
- This is a simple job, no special experience is required for restoration. For painting, rollers and brushes are used.
- The cost of two-component acrylic paints is much less than enamels. Restoration work is not so costly.
What to use for the restoration of the old bath: enamel or acrylic? The answer in this case depends on the state of the coating, whether it is necessary to carry out repairs. From experience, too, depends a lot: to work with acrylic is much easier than with enamel. The bowl is smooth and smooth, without any streaks.