Tuesday, October 29, 2013

RE - ENAMELLING a bath....

We purchased this bath from a couple who had refurbished their house in Parys - Orange Free State -just over a year ago. It only had three feet, so I had one made at Parys Foundry a couple of months ago and now I cannot even identify that one because it's so well made and fits in with the other three feet.

I have a post of the 'Foundry' in an earlier posting, for those who have not yet seen it! - 24th August 2013.

I chose this turquoise colour because I found an old cast iron wash basin and pedestal of similar colour and since they are going to be in the same bathroom, it would be fitting that they match as closely as possible.

"Re-enamel Experts" is also a Parys - based company who guarantee a long life span of the products they use to re-enamel the baths. They do not use a paint product that is sprayed on and only lasts 5 yrs! They do a professional re-enamelling job with the end product looking like a brand new bath! We were over the moon with this result and Charles is a very fussy perfectionist who places high expectations on people... and these people 'blew him away'! The employees are professional, friendly and helpful. You are coached by a wonderful lady (who runs the business) as to proper care and cleaning of your bath. Re-enamel Experts bend over backwards with their customer care and service! How refreshing it is knowing that we still have this kind of service on our doorstep! It's enough to restore one's faith in humanity!

Our bath after it was re-enamelled!

It looked very similar to this one, before the 'experts' got stuck in!

This basin and pedestal is also going to be redone! I recently found it in a secondhand shop!

"This is a piece of cake," thinks Philip!

Philip and Jan - respectful and hard working! They have been through intensive training

This is the next bath that we are having done. The outside will be painted a charcoal colour!

Cannot wait to show you the end result! I believe it's already complete, so will have to arrange to collect!

Some examples (and colours)

Thanks for popping in! I look forward to my next post!

1 comment:

  1. 'Is jou bad lelik' - hehee too precious ...

    How absolutely fabulous to find such a wonderful place to restore it - cast iron baths tend to be longer too which is nice for relaxing in.

    Charcoal / grey is right on trend so I look forward to the update xx