How to Paint Cast Iron Baths
Cast iron baths are increasingly becoming one of the top choices for bathrooms as they appeal to those looking to create a traditional or contemporary finish.
If you would like to add an extra special touch to your cast iron bath, one of the ideal things to do is to paint it. This can be a DIY project however there are many paint professionals that offer it as a specialist service too. There are a variety of different paints and effects that can be used to your bath a more authentic look.
Refurbishing kits and products are easily available to help transform your bath into your preferred style. But like with any project, the quality of your final finish will completely depend on the amount of time and effort you put into it. You will also need to ensure that you use the correct tools for a high quality finish.
If necessary, you should first use a rust remover on your bath before cleaning it off thoroughly, in preparation for sanding it down. This helps to create a smooth finish, however if you are looking for a more rustic look, do not sand it too fine as you’ll want to achieve a rougher surface. You can then primer it before using an undercoat and then your choice of colour paint – oil based solutions are recommended.
The rest is up to your imagination, stencils can be used to create patterns for a more personalised look or you can simply draw some designs freehand. Your cast iron bath will quickly become the focal point of your bathroom or room depending on where you put it.
If this all sounds a bit too intimidating, you can hire in an expert to do the job for you or buy a bath does not require a makeover. You can then have it installed and enjoy a lifetime of long, luxurious soaks.
For a wide selection of cast iron baths in unique designs styled on those created during the late Victorian through to Edwardian periods in Britain and France, visit The Cast Iron Bath Company. All of their tubs are manufactured using a combination of traditional casting techniques and modern vitrified enamels for the highest quality finish which can either be painted or polished.
- Why Cast Iron Baths are the Classic Choice (interesting-articles.co.uk)