DIY SANITARYWARE

RESURFACING SPECIALISTS

TUBBY DIY bath resurfacing kits are packaged for DIY enthusiasts. They are being used to resurface sanitaryware (baths, basins, tiles, toilet exteriors, shower enclosures) in Australia, Canada, France, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. They are manufactured by Mend A Bath International, which has been operating in the sanitaryware resurfacing industry for over 40 years.

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  • Tubby DIY Bathtub Resurfacing Kit

    R1,115.00R1,200.00 (incl VAT)

    The TUBBY DIY Bathtub Resurfacing Kit transforms worn out and discoloured sanitaryware with a fresh new look.

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    The TUBBY DIY bath refinishing and bathtub resurfacing kit’s coating material is an advanced two-part epoxy resin and hardener system, which is specially formulated to withstand the harsh conditions of a bathroom environment. The coating material has been developed and refined over a period of more than 40 years by the world’s leading sanitaryware resurfacing specialist, Mend A Bath International. The application of this proven kit will transform your old, worn out, discoloured bathtub and make it look like new again – saving you lots of money when compared to the costs of replacing a bathtub. One TUBBY DIY bath refinishing and bathtub resurfacing kit contains enough material to resurface / refinish / reglaze / re-enamel one average sized bathtub, or to resurface / refinish / reglaze / re-enamel 4m² of bathroom/ kitchen tiles.

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    The TUBBY DIY bath refinishing and bathtub resurfacing kit contains everything you need to fully resurface / refinish / reglaze / re-enamel your bathtub – no need to purchase extra items. There are even 48 colours to choose from!

    All prices include VAT, freight and freight insurance charges. Freight charges calculated for South African addresses only.

  • Tubby DIY Chip Repair Kit

    R432.00 (incl VAT)

    The TUBBY DIY Chip Repair Kit enables you to repair small chips on your bath, basin and tile surfaces.

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    The TUBBY DIY Chip Repair Kit uses the same coating and hardener materials contained in the TUBBY DIY bath refinishing and bathtub resurfacing kit. This kit will enable you to repair chips to your bathtub surface – saving you lots of money when compared to the costs of either resurfacing / refinishing / reglazing / re-enamelling the complete bathtub, or replacing the bathtub. One TUBBY DIY Chip Repair Kit contains enough material to repair multiple chips.

    All prices include VAT, freight and freight insurance charges. Freight charges calculated for South African addresses only.

  • Tubby DIY Grout Sealer Kit

    R536.00R604.00 (incl VAT)

    The TUBBY DIY Grout Sealer Kit is formulated to apply over dirty grout surfaces without the need to re-grout.

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    The TUBBY DIY Grout Sealer kit contains all the items required to seal the grout on floor and / or wall tiles, giving the grout surface a clean, uniform finish.

    The TUBBY DIY Grout Sealer is applied on top of the existing grout surface, providing greater stain resistance and ease of cleaning the tile grout surface.

    The TUBBY DIY Grout Sealer is available in different colours, enabling the grout colour to be changed to match the colour of the tiles.

    All prices include VAT, freight and freight insurance charges. Freight charges calculated for South African addresses only.

    Coverage guidelines:
    35m² of tile size 45cm x 45cm
    25m² of tile size 30cm x 30cm
    10m² of tile size 10cm x 10cm

    Easy 3 step application:
    Step 1: Clean grout
    Step 2: Seal grout
    Step 3: Clean tiles

Sanitaryware Resurfacing Specialists

HAVE A QUESTION?

FAQS

Can I go from colour to white or vice versa?

Yes, many people choose to resurface / refinish their old coloured bathtubs in a brilliant, clean and modern white finish. If your bathtub is white, and you want a change, TUBBY is available in different colours, so you can resurface / refinish your bathtub in the colour of your choice. Take a look at the colour charts to get a better idea of what’s available.

How do I know it’s time to resurface / refinish my bathtub?

Your bathtub needs to be resurfaced when the enamel coat has worn thin and you can feel pitting (series of very small holes) or roughness. In some cases you can actually see the cast iron or pressed steel base through the enamel coat. If the bathtub has lost its shine or you can see metal or dark areas in the surface then we highly recommend you opt for a full resurface / refinish. Inspect your bathtub up close to get a better idea of its condition.

Can I repair a chip without doing a full resurface / refinish?

Yes you can. If you have small chips or damage on an otherwise good surface, purchase our TUBBY Chip Repair kit. The chip repair kit is actually a small amount of the TUBBY bathtub enamel resurfacing / refinishing material which is applied directly to the damaged area. The kit contains toners so you can colour match the coating material to ensure a near invisible repair.

Why resurface / refinish a bathtub and not just replace it?

3 main factors – to save money, to retain value, to eliminate workmen
Resurfacing / refinishing a bathtub with the TUBBY DIY kit saves up to 80% of the cost of replacing a bathtub, when taking into account the cost of re-tiling, re-plumbing, re-flooring, labour etc. Even breaking 1 tile may mean re-tiling the whole bathroom, if a matching one can’t be found.

Having a high-quality resurfaced bathtub will add enormous value and attraction to your bathroom, whether you intend to enjoy it yourself or if you are selling your home. Resurfacing / refinishing will restore your bathtub to its original glory and leave a brilliant, smooth finish to make the bathtub the centre of attention in any bathroom.

Resurfacing / refinishing your bathtub with a TUBBY DIY kit only takes about 3 hours to complete and no special skills are required. There’s no re-plumbing or re-tiling to worry about – no mess no fuss! You can start enjoying your newly resurfaced / refinished bathtub after only 48 hours. Compare that to having workmen in and out of your bathroom for about 2 weeks, never mind the mess they’ll create.

Can TUBBY DIY be applied over other coating materials?

No. If your bathtub has been resurfaced / refinished previously, this coating should first be removed. If the surface is cast iron, pressed steel or a ceramic tile a good quality paint stripper can be used. If the surface is fiberglass, marble or plastic surfaces, do not use paint stripper, but use 120 grit waterpaper to sand away the previous coating until it has been removed.

Isn’t the TUBBY DIY material the same as other off the shelf kits?

No! Mend-A-Bath International is the world’s leading bathtub resurfacing / refinishing franchise network. The resurfacing / refinishing products are produced at the Mend-A-Bath International manufacturing facility. Mend-A-Bath International has pioneered the Tubby DIY product from formulation stage to production stage. They are not a paint company, they are a bathtub resurfacing company.

Can I resurface / refinish my whole suite or just my bathtub?

Yes, you can resurface / refinish your whole bathroom suite! The material is formulated to be applied to bathtubs, basins, toilet pedestals and even tiles. You can resurface / refinish your entire bathroom suite in the colour of your choice.

How long will my newly resurfaced / refinished bathtub last?

Every bathtub is subjected to different conditions, so there is no definite answer. However, under well cared for conditions there is no reason a resurfaced bathtub cannot look good 10 years after resurfacing / refinishing. If one treats the bathtub the way you would treat the bodywork of your car, it will remain in excellent condition.

How does TUBBY DIY bathtub resurfacing / refinishing work?

Mend-A-Bath International has developed a DIY roll-on enamel substitute to resurface / refinish the bathtub when the original enamel coat has worn away. The specially formulated material has been developed over more than 20 years to replicate the qualities of vitreous enamel – but is easier to apply.

The whole process should take around 3 hours to complete and the bathtub will be ready for use after only 48 hours.

I'm not sure if my bathtub just needs a good clean!

It is possible that your bathtub may just need a good clean! Every few months or so we recommend a good clean with an ammonium based cleaner with MILD abrasive properties eg Handy Andy together with a non -scratch abrasive pad e.g. 3M delicate cleaning pad. Apply the cleaner to the pad and scrub the bathtub surface. Wash with warm water. If there’s real dirt on the surface, this will remove it.

Over the years, many bathtubs become coated in dirt and limescale, even with regular cleaning. This can cause light roughness and discolouration. If this is the case and the surface is still in good condition, a good clean followed by a mechanical polish (electric polishing machine and car polish) may restore the smoothness and shine.

If this fails to improve the bathtub surface, it will need to be resurfaced / refinished with the TUBBY DIY kit.

What coverage does a TUBBY DIY kit provide?

One TUBBY DIY kit covers one regular 1.7m bathtub surface (inside only), or approximately 4m2 surface area.

Which surfaces can be resurfaced / refinished with the TUBBY DIY kit?

The TUBBY material can be used on cast iron, pressed steel, plastic, fiberglass, ceramics, and marble surfaces.

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    NOT INTO DIY?

    Mend A Bath International provides an affordable professional resurfacing alternative to DIY. Our highly trained technicians will resurface your bathroom fixtures on site within a matter of hours, leaving them as good as new, with a tough, durable and stain-resistant finish. Visit Mend A Bath International today!

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