How to properly paint the bath with acrylic

The time comes, and everyone thinks about the need to refresh the renovation in the bathroom. And in this case, to save on buying new plumbing, you can simply paint the same bathroom. And this decision does not take much time and money. One of these economical options is the painting of the bath with acrylic. When this method is used, the cast iron technique will have a second life and will have a sparkling whiteness and a glossy surface.

Bathing with acrylic paint

If the bath formed chipped and cracked, and there was a rust coating, its coverage must be updated.

In old apartments, cast-iron baths always used to stand before, and they have the property of losing their enamel. On it formed chipped with subsequent rust. Accordingly, taking water procedures becomes not only unpleasant, but also unsafe for health. Therefore, the bath urgently needs to be painted.

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Any repair process always has a preparatory stage. The same applies to painting. First, it is necessary to prepare the surface, for which the old coating is removed, and in case of having chips it is necessary to take care of the puttying of such places.

Thanks to the coloration of liquid acrylic, the coating will last much longer. It is better not to use an opening with enamel. Here it is immediately worth mentioning that such a method of restoration will require more expensive investments. In contrast to the high cost, we can note a number of positive moments of such a painting:

Preparation of a bath for acrylic painting

Before painting, the surface of the bath must be cleaned using a grinder with a nozzle.

  1. Buying a new bathroom will be much more expensive than using the technology of "filling bath".
  2. Even if there are any chips or rust on the surface of the bath, they do not in any way affect the condition of the material from which the plumbing is made, whether it is cast iron or steel.
  3. The surrounding interior does not require almost any interventions, that is, the old tiles with other plumbing can stay in their places.
  4. The whole process of painting occurs in the bathroom itself, that is, there is no need to dismantle the bathroom and take it out anywhere.

Of course, for the work to be done qualitatively, it should be carefully prepared.

Tool and material

In the case of coloring the bath with liquid acrylic, you can not do without:

  • grinders with a special grinding nozzle (as an alternative you can use a grinding machine);
  • a water supply wrench;
  • vacuum cleaner;
  • a set of grinding plasters with a waterproof base;
  • means of protection - a respirator, glasses, gloves;
  • liquid acrylic;
  • a rubber spatula;
  • means for hardening of acrylic;
  • xylene;
  • paint tape;
  • pallet.

All the necessary materials are fairly easy to acquire, and the tools themselves are practically in every household.

Pros of using

Bath painting tools

Tools for painting baths: roller, shape, rags, acrylic, Bulgarian.

This restoration has several advantages:

  1. All work will take no more than 4 hours, regardless of the size of the bath itself.
  2. During painting, there are no strong chemical odors, which means that harm to health is minimal.
  3. It is not necessary to disassemble the entire bathtub completely, you only need to remove the drainage elements.
  4. Coating with liquid acrylic guarantees that it will not exfoliate over time.
  5. Acrylic coloring on average will last about 15 years.
  6. In the future, with cleaning the bath will not be any problems, as it is easy to put in order with the help of ordinary non-abrasive detergents.
  7. The bath after the painting looks presentable.

Main stages

There are three main stages of painting, following which the plumbing can be brought into its original form:

Preparation. If the work will be carried out in the cold season, acrylic with hardener should be pre-imported. This is done in order to obtain the same temperature of the composition and air of the bathroom. If we deviate from this recommendation, the quality of the coating may deteriorate. Further from a bathroom it is necessary to remove all subjects which can stir: means of hygiene, a box for gathering of dirty linen, etc.

It should be cleaned and all the surrounding tiles from the traces of plaque, clean the seams between the tiles from the mold and any other contaminants. Further, the surface should be treated with degreasing agents, for which ordinary cleaning solutions are suitable. Then the bathroom is well wiped with rags and given time to completely dry.

Restoration of the bath enamelled

Carry out painting work in a respirator and gloves.

Removal of interfering parts on the bath. With plumbing, you need to remove the drainage ladders, which are at the bottom and at the top. Further, the surface of the enamel is peeled off using a grinding machine or using a grinder with a suitable abrasive nozzle. At this stage, it is necessary to wear protective equipment. It is very important to remember that during the grinding process, the surface of the bath should remain dry, no water should enter it in any way. Quality work done will be considered when the entire surface is rough to the touch.

If the bathroom has major defects, then they must be handled carefully. In the process of grinding, dust will form, which is removed by a vacuum cleaner or an ordinary wet rag when finished. Remains not cleaned with a vacuum cleaner are removed with a solvent. It is very important to remember: how good the old layer will be cleaned, the new one will be so good.

With the help of paint tape adheres the entire perimeter of the bath painting, where it connects to the walls.

It will help to emphasize the evenness of the lines. In order not to spoil the floor during work, it is covered with old newspapers.

Next, you need to prepare the dye composition: the liquid acrylic is mixed with the hardener. The mixture is thoroughly mixed until a uniform consistency is obtained. He should brew for about half an hour. To paint the bath with acrylic is necessary during the first 2-3 hours after mixing the solution.

Painting. On each package, the manufacturer indicates the required amount of acrylic, which should be enough for individual bath sizes. Before starting, it is necessary to close the sink and place a pallet under it. Since liquid acrylic is dyed according to pouring technology, it is necessary to prepare a suitable container (cup or ladle).

Coloring with liquid acrylic usually starts from the edges, pouring it with a small trickle all around the perimeter. Thus, the coating will receive a layer of thick "fur coat", which itself will drain down. Here the important point is how thoroughly the bath has been polished. The "remains" will flow down to the bottom of the bath, which are spread evenly over the entire surface with a spatula. The width of the spatula is selected individually, depending on the convenience of the paint.

Termination of the process

Next, you need to remove the cork so that no excess remains on the bottom. With the help of the same spatula, the "fur coat" is leveled, while the unnecessary acrylic is gradually adjusted to the drain. To ensure smooth and smooth coating, the process of smoothing should not be rushed. It must be done carefully.

In order for the layer to solidify reliably, an average of 1.5 days is required. At this time, the surface of the bath must be protected, so that it does not get dust, which can lead to roughness.

In the case of such a marriage, it is necessary to repeat the procedure for applying liquid acrylic. But if this need does not arise, then the acrylic residues should be removed, since they are no longer usable again.

At the end there are installation of plastic or brass sinks in their places and connection of sewerage to the bathroom.

After all the processes are completed, you can enjoy the new bathroom and water procedures in it. The main thing is that the whole process was carried out by oneself, without replacement and purchase of new sanitary ware.

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