Antique Baths Sydney can restore the bath already in your bathroom. Whether you have a free standing bath, a built-in style, or a shower bath, as long as it is cast iron, we can restore it – and all for an affordable cost. We are the only company in Australia restoring cast iron bathtubs using Vitreous Enamel, which is fired at 850C and is acid and alkaline resistant. Our bathtub resurfacing expertise is utilising by clients in Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and throughout Australia.
Antique Baths do need your bath here at the factory, as the bath will go into a furnace several times as part of the restoration. We commonly receive baths that have been through the two-pack paint industry, which is referred to as glazing, synthetic porcelain, baked enamel or Hi Tech. Ultimately, it all comes down to being a form of paint. Glossy paint is not designed to be immersed in warm or hot water, as the heat of the water open ups the pores of the paint, enabling the water to seep under the paint, hence lift and cracking away from the cast iron structure. If it is not fired in a furnace, then it is not a genuine vitreous (porcelain) product you are receiving.
Antique Baths are happy to show you the procedure of vitreous enamelling, just come and visit the factory showroom.
Antique Baths Sydney also restore imported baths from China, as majority of imported baths come from China, NOT EUROPE OR USA. An example of a bath that a consumer purchased from a importer and when unwrapped discovered that not only was the interior surface damaged, but the foot mounting was bogged with metal putty. The importer told the consumer to send it back to China to have it repaired?
Has your bath come from a paddock or a backyard or possibly been sitting in the backyard on the to do list? We get baths in all shapes and sizes, conditions and levels of rusting and are happy to help!
This 1880s Phoenix bath had come out of a paddock from Wellington NSW and is now restored to its former beauty.
Another bath in for restoration, this has been through the two pack "baked enamel" spray painted surface. During our research in the late 1980s, chemists that designed paint stipulated that paint should not be immersed in water as it can cause the lifting and peeling you see in the pictures.
No matter if your bathtub is currently in your bathroom and needs resurfacing, or if it’s in your shed or outdoor paddock, our team of experienced bathroom re-modellers will be more than happy to help you with your project. We service across Australia, including Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and beyond. To enquire about our costs or to get a quote, call us today on (02) 9896 0109. We look forward to hearing from you.