Liquid acrylic for bathtub refinishing has been developed and successfully used to reglaze tubs, shower bases, and sinks for repair and restoration purposes. The characteristics and features of this material make it very convenient to work with. It is also durable and reliable, as well as aesthetic and pleasant to use. It consists of a dense and thick polymer base and a hardener. Both of these components are included in the delivery package in the amount required to cover a specific bathtub size.
The polymer base of liquid acrylic has a viscous, thick consistency, which at the same time is quite docile, pliable, and self-leveling. These characteristics make it possible to create a durable coating with a perfect appearance with this material.
The hardener and the white polymer base are mixed right before the start of the coating when the bathtub surface is already completely prepared. The composition cannot be prepared in advance, since its pot life is limited.
Therefore, the work of applying composition must be completed in 60-120 minutes. For this reason, it is best to trust the restoration of bathtubs to an experienced craftsman who will be able to cover the tub at this time.
Preparing material for the work is an important stage at which no mistakes can be made. It is necessary to mix the hardener into the polymer base thoroughly and for a certain period.
Do not shake to avoid the formation of air bubbles, and mix the material well by lifting it from the bottom of the container. A poorly mixed hardener is a verdict on the future coating. It will be of poor quality, short-lived, and covered with yellow spots.
The technique of working with liquid acrylic differs from other materials and is developed taking into account its characteristics. To make the new surface smooth and even, the finished composition is poured onto the surface of the tub from a small convenient container. In this case, a brush or roller is not only unnecessary but also bad, because the pile will get stuck in the thick material, leaving debris and bald spots.
Without additional tools and with the correct technique, the liquid acrylic spreads over the surface, creating a perfectly even coating. The material imitates all the curves and relief of the product, so it is very convenient to use it on hydromassage bathtubs, as well as non-standard products.
The liquid acrylic material we use is ArmoGlaze, which is safe for you, your children, and the environment, with near zero VOC status. It solidifies and is ready to use in 24 hours. The material and process are odorless and non-toxic during application and after.
This technology has been used since 2011 with outstanding result.
If the old plumbing needs to be replaced, that is done before the reglazing process begins. The surface needs to be properly prepared before applying the coating. This includes cleaning the surface with sandpaper and an abrasive powder to remove the old enamel and eliminate damage and defects. Next, the dust is removed and the surface is treated with acidic compounds to neutralize any residue and provide a smooth, even surface.
When the preparation is complete, the surface of the bathtub is covered with liquid acrylic using the pour-on application process. The skilled refinisher assures that the material is evenly applied and leveled to form a smooth, uniform glaze.
Liquid acrylic is a versatile, leading-edge material with exceptional bonding properties, which means it adheres to different types of surfaces, such as cast iron, artificial stone, and acrylic. This makes it ideal for various bathroom fixtures, such as bathtubs, shower pans, and sinks.
The professionally reglazed finish should last for 7 to 15 years with proper maintenance. It’s essential to follow the manufacturer’s required maintenance instructions in order to extend the lifespan of the finish.
Our pour-on method lasts several times longer than spray-on techniques and resists peeling.
Bathtub reglazing requires specific tools and expertise as well as a considerable amount of time, effort and attention to detail. For that reason, it’s generally not a DIY project.
To guarantee that the job is done right and to prevent damage to your tub, it’s advisable to hire a professional refinisher. Our proven pour-on application system performed by experienced technicians assures you will be satisfied with the high-quality outcome.
Liquid acrylic was created in the Republic of Slovenia from raw materials produced by European companies. All products are subject to strict quality controls. The environmental friendliness and safety of polyurethane acrylic are confirmed by certificates and the results of many studies.
The smell of the material is barely noticeable, not sharp, and not pungent. This is a great advantage both for the craftsman, who does not endanger himself during work and for the tenants of the apartment, who will not experience discomfort after the repair.
Today, the production of liquid acrylic is developing, and the product lines are being replenished with new products. Modern types of material dry faster for example in 24 hours, which significantly saves time. There are formulations enriched with silver ions for those who value hygiene and safety.
Some manufacturers have added color pastes to the list of their products, with which the renovation of the bathtub turns into a creative process giving a pleasing result with aesthetics and creativity.
Polyurethane acrylic gives the bathtub additional strength not only due to its dense layer that is about 1/5 inches thick but also due to the peculiarities of its texture. The elasticity and impact resistance of the material prevents cracking, chips, and peeling. After using pour-on application method, the surface of the bath can serve up to 12-15 years retaining all its properties and characteristics.
This material is suitable for the restoration of significantly worn surfaces. Old enameled cast iron tubs, bathtubs after dismantling the acrylic insert, products with deep damage can all be restored with this tub repair kit and bring back its hygienic cleanliness and whiteness.
Hygiene is another important acrylic characteristic that makes it ideal for use in the bathroom. The smooth, non-porous surface prevents the growth of microorganisms, dirt deposits, and rust. Acrylic cannot be affected by mold spores, so it is recommended to use it to create a self-leveling corner to protect the bathroom from excess moisture and fungus.
Polyurethane acrylic is an affordable material with which you can renew the surface of your tub at no extra cost. The pour-on application method eliminates the need to buy a new tub and carry out cosmetic repairs. Simple and fast work technique allows you to bring back a hygienic look and a cozy atmosphere to the bathroom without sacrificing the comfort of residents and the family budget.