Frequently Asked Questions

After years of experience with bath re-enamelling, resurfacing and restoration, here are some questions we are commonly asked by both our domestic and commercial clients, which will no doubt answer some of the queries you may have yourself.

If you have any questions you still wish to ask, then please don’t hesitate to contact Aqua Bath Coatings.


Q: I’m not sure if my type of bath can be resurfaced?
Aqua Bath Coatings can resurface any type of bath, including Enamel, Acrylic, Roll Top, Cast Iron or Pressed Steel baths.

Q: My bath is in a very poor condition the surface is badly chipped, worn away in places, rusty and quite rough to the touch, how will it look and feel after resurfacing?
All chipped, scratched, rusty and worn away areas will be professionally prepared, repaired and treated prior to resurfacing by a fully trained master craftsman, with a finish as near as possible to new.

Q: Will my bath have to be removed for the re-enamelling process?
No, ‘The Bath Doctor’ can repair and restore your bath in situ efficiently with minimal disruption.

Q: How long will it take to resurface my bath & how soon can I use my bath after resurfacing?
It depends on the type of bath and the area size which requires repair, but a standard bath would take half a day to complete. You will need to allow a minimum of 48 hours curing time before reusing the bath.

Q: Are there any solvent smells or odours associated with the resurfacing?
We seal off the bathroom and use an extractor whilst the work is being carried out so very little solvent odour escapes from the bathroom.

Q: My bathroom has no opening window is this a problem?
It is not always possible to carry out resurfacing works if there is no opening window.
 Please ensure that you advise us of this prior to our arrival, and we will advise you as to whether we can proceed safely with the repairs.

Q: Do my bath taps, waste and overflow have to be removed?
No, not if they are chrome. However if they are gold and were fitted within the last two years, then they will need to be removed be we commence re-surfacing. If you’re unsure please contact us for more details.

Q: I have just redecorated my bathroom will your operator take care when resurfacing my bath?

Yes of course, all tiles, decor and carpets will be protected during the Resurfacing process.

Q: I am re-tiling my bathroom, should I have my bath resurfaced before or after?

After is best, as we won’t damage your new tiles. But we would advise that the final mastic sealant around the edge of the bath is applied after resurfacing.

Q: I am re-designing my bathroom involving substantial building work e.g. plastering, new floor, moving of WC & wash hand basin, new window, door etc. Should I have my bath resurfaced before during or after this work?
Definitely after as successful bath resurfacing cannot be achieved in building site conditions, our master craftsman cannot commence work if these conditions apply.

Q: How do I clean and maintain a resurfaced bath?

The same as any new bath. We recommend you clean it with a non-scratch cream cleaner or bathroom mousse (always follow manufactures instructions). Do not allow your bath taps to drip, remove shower mat after use (if used) and always remove any excess standing water.

Q: How long does a resurfaced bath last?
With the correct aftercare your resurfaced bath will last for many years.

Q: If I’ve already had my bath resurfaced, can it be done again?
Yes, no problem at all.

Q: Is there anything I should do before you arrive?
Yes, please ensure the bathroom environment is easily accessible and generally clean. Please remove all secondary items from the room, such as towels, toothbrushes, ornaments, rubber ducks and shower products etc.

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Whether you're an individual looking to restore your bath or sink...

A hotel looking to restore a bath as a result over use...

A workman looking for a repair service following an accident...

or you've managed to locate the perfect bath and need to love it back to life...

Contact Stephen at Aqua Bath Coatings today to discuss your individual or commercial requirements.