Restoring the bath with liquid acrylic with your own hands
Liquid acrylic is a modern material with which you can perform a qualitative restoration of the bath with your own hands. Consists of the basis having rather high density, and a hardener. Can be used for the restoration of steel, cast iron and acrylic baths.Need to prepare a tool for work:When using a drill, you will need a special nozzle to grind the surface of the bath. Note:a construction dryer and a stationery knife will be useful for removing non-factory enamel, if the bath has previously been restored. You also need polyethylene to protect the floor and walls (you can use rags or newspapers).Note: not factory enamel, applied earlier for the restoration of the bath,removed with a stationery knife after heating with a hairdryer.The bath needs to be cleaned and the remnants of the garbage should be washed off. Then the surface is treated with a plumbing cleaner - the poured sponge should be spread over the entire bath surface, including the installation location of the removed overflow.The bath is washed again and left to dry. After drying, proceed to the next important stage of work - degreasing. Soda is poured into the bath and large sandpaper is carefully ground over the entire surface.Perhaps, it will be necessary to carry out the degreasing not one, but two or three times. It is necessary to work in gloves. Then the bath is thoroughly washed with a stream of water from the shower. "style =" max- width: 100%; " alt="Restoring a bath with liquid acrylic with your own hands">Before the next stage you need to remove the siphon. The location of the siphon must be cleaned, degreased and rinsed with soda residues. The mixer and the shower are covered with a packet and fixed with an adhesive tape - water should not get on the applied layer of liquid acrylic until it is completely dry. Tiles and shelves above the bathroom cloth are cleaned from dust particles. Do not allow the grinding dust to get on the acrylic.
Materials and toolsFor bath restoration, you will need liquid acrylic liquid, tools for cleaning plumbing and degreasing, soda. Please note that liquid acrylic is sold in containers designed for bath sizes - 1.2, 1.5 or 1.7 m.
- sandpaper of various grain sizes;
- vacuum cleaner;
Bath preparationThe appearance and the service life of the applied coating will depend on the quality of the preparation. First, overflow and drain are removed. Grinder or drill with a nozzle for grinding must carefully treat the surface of the bath. Emery paper for rough work 40-H or 32-H (according to GOST 3647-80) is used for this. Emery will help remove and the resulting water raids. The surface after grinding should be rough to ensure good adhesion of liquid acrylic.
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CoverageAfter completing the preparatory work begin preparing liquid acrylic. A hardener is added to the material in parts and mixed thoroughly with a drill with a whisk nozzle.
Work resultAs a result of this work, you will receive a fully restored bath with a beautiful appearance that is guaranteed to last at least 10 years. After each use, the bath should be cleaned with special care products for acrylic, dishwashing detergents or liquid soap.
Pros and consAdvantages of bath restoration with liquid acrylic:
- long service life;
- beautiful appearance;
- smooth surface;
- excellent performance, first of all mechanical strength;
- possibility of re-restoration in the future.
- the long time it takes to complete Ania surface;
- a peculiar odor during application and drying of liquid acrylic;
- the need to buy means for care of the bathroom.
Tricks in workWhen applying the composition, a high-quality surface of the bath is obtained in an even thick layer. Acrylic must independently flow down. Determine the middle of the side slopes by eye and pour the second portion of the composition onto them. The remaining material is poured to the bottom. So the entire surface of the bath will be covered with a thick layer of acrylic. [/L_REPEAT]
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