If you have a roll-top style of bath, then usually the outside of the bath is painted, often in a strong, bold colour. The specialist materials we use for the inside of the bath are not required, although if we do the outside for you we will use these materials.
This is something you can do yourself as the finish on the outside is not as critical as on the inside. After all, you are not going to be sitting naked on the outside. Nor is it going to be getting immersed in water.
If you do plan on doing the outside yourself, we recommend not using a high gloss finish as the outside of a cast iron bath is often quite rough and pitted and a glossy finish will just highlight this. A satin finish should look much better.
Also, doing the feet in a different colour helps to draw attention to them, and if you have clawed feet or the like – some of these baths can have quite impressive feet with a surprising amount of detail – then a different colour is really worth considering.
Or, if you prefer, we can do it for you.