If required we remove all the old external paint and grind off any casting imperfections and fill any cast holes or scars.
We then paint the exterior with an oxide primer, ready for a top coat of your choice.
We then sand the interior of the bath and thoroughly clean it before the next stage which ensures we have a good key to the surface which enables a strong adhesion of the primer coat.
For good measure we then acid etch the bath which removes any remaining glaze and we then thoroughly rinse the bath out.
We then fill any imperfections before sanding down ready for the 1st primer coat.
In extreme cases we paint the whole bath with a specialist liquid filler and then sand it again ensuring a totally smooth surface.
We then give it a light coat of Epoxy primer which enables us to spot even the smallest imperfections which are then filled and sanded down.
We then paint on a high build Epoxy primer which we allow to cure for between 24-48 hours creating a solid bond with the bath.
We then sand this down in preparation for the polyurethane mid coat which is allowed to cure for another 24 hours.
We then sand this down in preparation for three coats of polyurethane high gloss top coat. Each coat is allowed to cure for 24 hours.
Your bath is then inspected before being allowed to totally cure for 7 days allowing for the fumes to dissipate completely.
Your bath is then polished before been wrapped and loaded ready for its return!
"I'm proud of my work and the results I get"
"OMG, I can't believe how amazing my bath looks, I was seriously considering buying a new one."
"It's incredible the bath looks like new but I know its at least 50 years old."
"Wow, the children are going to love bath time again, its so smooth."
"The bathroom is now presentable for our many B&B guests."
The Marchioness of Lansdowne
“I really thought I would have to replace my ancient cast iron bath as the surface was so rough after years of over-zealous scrubbing, but it now has a beautiful smooth and shiny finish and is a joy to lie in again!”
Comments from my clients
We would like to thank Billy the Bath Buffer -
A bath like new after 20 years ! Thoroughly professional and a great job done. Thank you Billy, we really appreciated all your efforts.
I have just had two baths restored to their former glory by Billy the Bath Buffer. Am thrilled with the results and after two hours of gruelling work a smiling and hot Billy emerged! Both baths look as good as new at a fraction of the cost. I couldn’t be more pleased and urge anyone with stained or damaged baths you give Billy a ring immediately!
I really recommend Billy the Bath Buffer- - we had 4 baths Re-polished and they look as good as new
Billy The Bath Buffer has restored my 37 year old bath to perfection and like new. Totally thrilled and so charming and efficiently carried out.
Billy the Bath Buffer has buffed our baths to a smooth shine. No more cheese grater effect on the bottom. Your email arrived just as I was pondering who to turn to. Thank you Radio H-P!
Our bath time was pretty uncomfortable until Billy the Bath Buffer arrived and made two old baths look and feel (most importantly) like new! Barely took a morning and didn't make a mess....Brilliant!!
Bill Jackson "Billy the BathBuffer" came yesterday and absolutely transformed my lovely but old and stained cast iron bath. He couldn't have been nicer, more efficient, on time and generally did an excellent job. My bath now looks and feels white and silky smooth. I heartily recomend his work.
Below are the answers to normal questions.
How much does it cost?
A typical bath takes up to 2 hours to polish and we charge a flat rate of £295.00.
How long will it last?
As long as you adhere to our simple cleaning instructions your bath should last a life time.
What if our bath has been spray painted?
We can remove the paint which takes about two hours and we charge £150 to do this. If the bath is not in good enough a condition to polish we will make the bath usable until we can get it properly re-surfaced.
Do you offer discounts for multiple baths?
Of course - subject to each baths condition. Normally we deduct £50 for each additional bath.
Do you cover the whole country?
Yes we can travel but if you are more than an hour from our base we do ask for a small contribution to our travel costs. We also try and book in other jobs in your area to make this more cost effective.
What if my bath can't be fixed?
We normally ask you to email us a photo of your bath before we come out but in the unlikely event that we can't improve your bath we ask for a small contribution for our time and possibly a cup of tea.
Can I use the bath straight away?
Yes in most cases your bath can be enjoyed immediately, however if we have to do a large repair to a chip or wear around the waste we ask that you leave it for at least 3 hours.
Can you do a demonstration?
Absolutely! We can polish a small test area on the understanding that if you are happy with the results that we will complete the bath there and then.
Sadly not, our process requires the bath to be taken to our work shop and resurfaced using our unique process which takes over a week to complete. There are a plethora of companies offering this service in situ that takes a few hours but it rarely last more than a few years, if that. If we could do it in four hours we would!
If you have any other questions please do get in touch.