Oct 29, 2006 2:42 pm
We are considering removing/renovating a cast iron bath, possibly around 20yr old. It is sitting on a concrete slab floor, and has a brick and tile surround.
Even though I suspect that there is a cavity under the slab, there is no longer access to it. What I was wondering is how the waste pipe is disconnected such that the bath can be lifted out. Can it be unscrewed from the top. Would it be some form of slip seal such that it just slips out?
The bath itself is in very good condition, but is a most unattractive colour. Can anyone give an opinion on bath painting, either professionally done or doing it yourself. Does it look like a painted bath, or is it hard to distinguish from a normal enamel bath. Is it hard wearing?
Re: Bath Removal or Painting?2
Oct 29, 2006 6:31 pm
and welcome to homeone
Sorry i cant help you on the removal of the bath (I stick by the motto "If it aint broke dont fix it"..... or if it is broke call someone in to fix it.... this prevents me from breaking it even more)
White knight has a product on the market called tub and tile it comes in two colours white and cream
Link http://www.whiteknightpaints.com.au/pro ... tub-n-tile
Or if you want a pink and purple poka-dot bath tub Norglass has a product called "Northane Gloss" this product comes in an ulimited range of colours but please contact Norglass for full product specifications
Link http://www.norglass.com.au/cgi-bin/fron ... s&itemid=4
Hope this helps and good luck
Re: Bath Removal or Painting?3
Aug 15, 2008 4:24 pm
I had a similar problem - our bath was pink! In fact, our whole bathroom was pink!! We needed a short term solution as we intended to replace the whole bathroom when finances allowed it. So for the meantime, I did all the suggested preparation and then painted the bath with "Tub and Tile' but have been less than impressed with the result. If you are considering keeping the bath indefinitely, then I would recommend getting a professional to do it for you. DIY is fine for a while, but after 6 months continous use, I've found that our bath, which I painted white with the above product ,has started to discolor and stain. Considering that it cost around $70 for the product I don't think this was very good value. On the other hand, I painted the rest of the tiles etc in the bathroom with White Knight tile paint and it has been great - it was just the bath which was a dismal failure.
Re: Bath Removal or Painting?4
Aug 15, 2008 5:58 pm
We asked about having a bath professionally re-enamelled and they told us we would be looking at around $1000 for a cast iron bath.
We also have baths in many different shades...pink, blue and green (our house and a block of 4 flats). Very tasteful
We have a hand-over date...15/10...but I won't hold my breath!
Re: Bath Removal or Painting?5
Aug 15, 2008 9:18 pm
I'll tell you now as well, it will be impossible to remove the bath in one piece. I work for a bathroom reno company (but I'm building a house so I'm allowed on the forum ) and I come across these all the time. Our demo boys have to jack hammer the bath into little bits just to be able to move it. If you want to keep it for a while then I would have it professionally re-surfaced, as you can really tell when its not. If you are just looking for a short term fix, then the paint it yourself one will do the job. Just don't expect it to look pretty
Re: Bath Removal or Painting?6
Aug 28, 2008 2:35 pm
(sorry this is my first post so bear with me:-)
we had a lovely hot pink bath - I think it was a normal enamel? bath which was tiled in. we got a company in to paint it - i think it cost around $600 and was painted an off white/beigey colour. It looked absolutely briliant afterwards and is still looking good!
Re: Bath Removal or Painting?7
Aug 28, 2008 2:42 pm
The in-laws had their pink bath and pedestal basin re-enamelled. Don't know how much it cost them but it looked really good. It took about 7 years of heavy use for a little bit of the new enamel to chip off the basin, but otherwise it was fine.
Re: Bath Removal or Painting?8
Aug 28, 2008 4:00 pm
My mum had her bath fixed by having a plastic insert installed.
Not sure how much it cost, but was done without diturbing the tiles
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