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Re-enamelling an old bath!!

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Toothache Mon 01-Aug-05 15:35:53

We want to put the house on the market soon, but the bath is atrocious! The enamel has come off leaving it rough and stained! Only the other week I got red hair dye all over it and it's all pink!

Anyway, we don't want to have to replace the suite, but really need to make this look better for buyers!!!

Can I buy something to paint/spray over it??

TIA

Janbo25 Mon 01-Aug-05 15:39:11

i bet you could get a really cheap bath off ebay?

Tinker Mon 01-Aug-05 15:39:16

You can but it's crap. At least, the stuff I used was. But you can get A Man in to do it for you.

kid Mon 01-Aug-05 15:40:19

You can buy a kit to re-enamel it. I did it on our old bath. It worked and the result was brilliant. I did notice after a few months or so, it started to have tiny little bubbles but you could only see them when in the bath. (So a buyer wouldn't notice them on a viewing!)

It smells really strong when you apply it and the bath has to be cleaned really well and sanded before applying the enamel. Its very hard work but well worth it. I think B&Q sell the kit, DH got our one from Robert Dyas.

Toothache Mon 01-Aug-05 15:44:22

Janbo25 - It's not the bath... its ripping the old one out to put a new one in thats the problem.... and expense.

I like the idea of getting a man in to do it though!!!

Any ideas how much that would cost???

Tinker Mon 01-Aug-05 15:47:57

Pass. I still need to get A Man in 12 years later

Janbo25 Mon 01-Aug-05 15:48:11

no i just figured if you buy a bath the same size you can just replumb yourself, lol

bluesky Mon 01-Aug-05 20:05:11

toothache, whereabouts in the country are you?

Toothache Tue 02-Aug-05 08:22:57

Blluesky - I'm in Scotland. I found a website for the London area and the starting price was £175!

SoupDragon Tue 02-Aug-05 08:55:02

This is the stuff I've heard most about.

Toothache Tue 02-Aug-05 08:57:30

Thanks Soupy!!
Still like the idea of getting a man in to do it.

Might get one in to do my oven too!!

SoupDragon Tue 02-Aug-05 09:00:14

You've no idea what a struggle it was for me not to post a bat link there BTW.

I think getting a man it to sort out your rough stained bottom will cost more than £40 though

Toothache Tue 02-Aug-05 09:02:17

PMSL Soupy!

Wouldn't be worth it for that smooooooooooth shiny new look though? I do so like the idea of a workman in my bath buffing my bottom.

Hausfrau Tue 02-Aug-05 09:02:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Toothache Tue 02-Aug-05 09:03:31

Hausfrau - I'd still have to clean it???????

SoupDragon Tue 02-Aug-05 09:06:21

Not if you sell the house, Tootheach, no.

Toothache Tue 02-Aug-05 09:08:54

Good point Soupy! Get the man in..... get the job done..... sell it the following week. Sorted. We will use disposable crockery as well.... so as not to mess the kitchen up.

SoupDragon Tue 02-Aug-05 09:10:35

And keep DS locked in that cupboard

Toothache Tue 02-Aug-05 09:11:53

He's not so lonely in there now since his sister came along.

Time to get the coffee grinder and breadmaker out I think!

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