Bath Crack Repair in South London, Essex & Throughout the Wider South East | Save Money on Replacement With Bathglaze Ltd

It can easily happen: during your morning routine a heavy shower head slips out of your hand, and the resulting bang leaves your ears ringing. You inspect the damage and to your despair, there’s a nasty crack. But you needn’t despair long, as there’s a fantastic alternative to the cost and inconvenience of replacing a tub outright: Bathglaze’s bath crack repair service. For just a fraction of the price of purchasing a new bathtub our team of professionals, who are bath enamel repair specialists, can visit your property to restore a tub’s structural integrity and aesthetic.

Bathglaze cover a large swathe of the South East, including Essex, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, North London, South London, East London, West London, East Sussex, and West Sussex. If you require bath crack repair, give us a call to discuss your situation and get a quote. Alternatively, read on to learn more about how we approach this particular form of bath enamel repair. We hope it will showcase just how technical and comprehensive our work can be.

Explored & Explained: The Bath Crack Repair Process

Bath crack repair involves a multi-step process designed to restore bathtubs with visible cracks. The approach varies depending on the material of the bathtub—whether it's acrylic, fiberglass, or enamel —but the underlying principles remain consistent.

  1. Assessment & Preparation – The first step in bath crack repair is to assess the extent and severity of the damage. The crack's length, depth and location determine the approach. Once the assessment is complete, the area around the crack is cleaned thoroughly to remove soap scum, grime and any existing coatings. This step guarantees proper adhesion of repair materials.

  2. Surface Roughening & Crack Opening – Using fine-grit sandpaper or a rotary tool, the surface around the crack is roughened to create a better bonding surface. For deeper bath crack repair, the crack is carefully opened or "chamfered" to allow repair materials to penetrate deeply and bond effectively.

  3. Filling & Bonding – The crack is then filled with an appropriate filler material. For acrylic and fiberglass tubs, a specialised epoxy or polyester resin is used. For enamel tubs, a high-strength epoxy compound is typically applied. The filler is carefully applied and smoothed to ensure the surface is level with the surrounding area. It is then allowed to cure for the recommended time, ensuring optimal adhesion and strength, for bath crack repair that goes the distance.

  1. Sanding & Smoothing – Once the filler has fully cured, the surface is sanded again to ensure a smooth transition between the area of repair and original surface. This step is critical for achieving a seamless finish that blends with the rest of the tub.

  2. Painting & Sealing – After sanding, a colour-matched enamel or acrylic coating is applied to the bath crack repair area to restore the original appearance. This coating is allowed to dry completely before a protective sealant is applied to ensure durability and resistance to moisture and other environmental factors.

  3. Final Inspection and Quality Check – The final step of bath crack repair involves a thorough inspection to ensure the repair is seamless and structurally sound. Any minor imperfections are corrected, and the tub is cleaned and polished to restore its original shine. At this point, the bath is ready for use, with the repair is expected to last for years with proper care and maintenance.

Bathglaze is proud to be the go-to for bath crack repair in the following areas:

Essex – Kent – Surrey – Hampshire

North London – South London – East London – West London

East Sussex – West Sussex

For bath crack repair anywhere from South London to Surrey, Essex to Kent, Hampshire to East Sussex, contact the experts at Bathglaze. You can reach us on 07757 222990.