Instructions for applying
to bath surfaces
Replacing your bath is a major job, a noisy and dirty operation often requiring Tips and tricks:
the services of a skilled tradesman. JAEGER Bath & Tile Enamel Paint gives you This paint is not suitable for application on special dirt-resistant base sur-
a practical alternative. Simply paint on a new surface – and your bath will look faces (e.g. “lotus effect” paints).
as good as new, and will stay as strong and resistant as the original for years There may be slight colour differences between JAEGER Bath & Tile Enamel
into the future. Paint, the JAEGER Ceramics, Enamel & Acrylic Repair Set and the JAEGER
Ceramics, Enamel & Acrylic Repair Paint Stick, because of the different appli-
Product characteristics: Notes on set contents and materials you will need: cation methods. Please check the colour match on a non-sensitive area before
For surface coating and renovation of baths and showers, on steel, enamel All-purpose adhesive tape, according to the surface to be covered applying.
and sanitary acrylic* surfaces, and also on old JAEGER Bath & Tile Enamel For removal of silicone joints: silicone remover or spirit, sharp knife or High relative humidity (over 60%) and temperatures below 20°C will affect
Paint surfaces. joint cutter the hardening process, and therefore the gloss and ultimate strength of the
Rubber gloves of the appropriate size lacquer ﬁlm. The best way to achieve the correct air moisture level is to heat
This solvent-free paint has two components that cross-link to form a high- For repairing surface ﬂaws: polyester or epoxy resin ﬁlling compound the area and ventilate to remove the moist air.
gloss, extremely strong lacquer ﬁlm. Plastic bag for protecting ﬁttings Do not mix the cleaner provided (biodegradable according to DIN EN 29888)
Plastic bucket for mixing lime scale remover or cleaner with the lime scale remover ﬂuid.
The JAEGER Bath & Tile Enamel Paint set is applied as a topcoat and seal all Sponge or brush for cleaning Particularly in the case of steel baths, the temperature of the bath surface
in one. The paint is suitable for one normal-size bath or 2 showers. Its high For sanitary acrylic surfaces only: JAEGER Acrylic Bath Primer may be signiﬁcantly lower than the room temperature. If necessary, heat the
hiding power means that one coat is enough for a uniform surface. If the base tub to a temperature of 22°–25°C and keep it at that temperature, with a
is particularly dark, a second coat (requiring another set) may be needed. Time required for the task: around 2–3 hours: radiant heater, for example.
Preparation: approx. 30 min. Silicone traces can still affect the surface quality years later. Wherever silico-
JAEGER Bath & Tile Enamel Paint comes in 4 sanitary paint colours: Alpine Removing lime scale, cleaning and sanding: approx. 1 hour (1,5 h.: Set 6,8 m²) ne residues are present, the paint will not hold. Silicone residues are invisib-
white, Bahama beige, Manhattan grey and pergamon. Masking and dusting: approx. 20 min. (30 min.: Set 6,8 m²). le, but during the drying process they cause surface ﬂaws in the paint, known
Applying paint: approx. 40 min. (50 Min.: Set 6,8 m²). as “silicone craters”.
For larger bath surfaces, the JAEGER Tile & Bath Enamel paint set (for approx. The brush or roller should not be allowed to come into contact with silicone
6.8 m²) is available, in Alpine white. For acrylic bath surfaces: additional preliminary coat of JAEGER “Acrylic bath joints or silicone residues. Silicone traces could then be transferred to the
primer”, approx. 15 min + additional drying time (approx. 16 hours). surface being painted.
* In this case, you will need to apply JAEGER Acrylic Bath Primer (not included The more effectively dust can be prevented, the better the ﬁnished surface
in set), a special water-based wash primer for sanitary acrylic surfaces. A Drying time before use: dust-dry after 24 hours, wettable after 5 days will look. To prevent dust inclusions, the paint tub, brush or roller should be
quantity of 100 ml is sufﬁcient for priming one normal-size bath of around wiped with the dust-laying cloth beforehand.
2.8 m², or 2 showers. For acrylic bath or shower tubs, the deﬂection of the acrylic material under
full load should not exceed 2 mm (cf. RAL quality mark for sanitary acrylic
surfaces); otherwise, cracks may occur in the paint.
Pack contents Care: If applying the paint with a roller, ensure even distribution to prevent the
1 tin of Bath & Tile Enamel Paint Use normal, mild domestic detergent, e.g. neutral detergent (no abrasive formation of drips and runs. For smaller baths or showers, the entire contents
1 bottle of hardener cleaners!). may not be required, and you will therefore have some paint left over. Any ex-
2 sheets of sandpaper (P120 + P320) Mud baths and medicinal bath salts may discolour the surface. Avoid contact cess quantities of paint applied (as indicated by the fact that the roller slides
1 paint tub with textile and hair dyes and other dyed objects, and do not use to the bath rather than rolls) should be removed with the brush or roller, and painted off
1 pack of lime scale remover to soak any washing with colours that are likely to run. on the surface of the paint tub.
1 bottle of Bath & Tile cleaner concentrate Avoid leaving water in the bath for a long time, and remove any non-slip If desired, a second coat can be applied 24 hours after painting with the ﬁrst
1 professional-quality paint brush mats, etc. immediately after using the bath or shower, so that the paint sur- coat. Sand the ﬁrst coat down to a smooth matte surface with ﬁne-grade
1 professional-quality roller with yoke face can dry off completely. sandpaper (P320) and wipe the sanded surface with a well wrung-out cloth to
1 stirring stick remove the sand dust. Ventilate to remove any moisture, ensure the correct
1 dust-laying cloth Service: temperature, and then proceed as described above.
For further information on the JAEGER Bad Renovation System, visit our Web- About 50 minutes after you have mixed the paint and hardener, the paint
site: www.jaegerlacke.de mixture will start to become more viscous, eventually becoming impossible
to apply. Paint residue and equipment, once paint has hardened, can be dis-
If you have any queries, please contact our technical advisory service: posed of with ordinary household waste.
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Instructions for applying
to bath surfaces
1. Preparation 2. Cleaning and removing lime scale 2.6 Acrylic surfaces only: priming acrylic surfaces:
1.1 Store at correct temperature: 2.1. Removing lime scale: Stir JAEGER Acrylic Primer and pour into the paint tub. Apply in a thin, even
For at least 24 hours before application, keep the Dissolve the contents of the bag of lime scale remo- layer with a brush or roller, working continuously until ﬁnished, so as to
enamel paint components at a temperature of ap- ver (citric acid granules) in 2 litres of water. NB: avo- avoid uneven drying. Leave to dry for 16 hours. Thoroughly wash brush, roller
prox. +22°C, to ensure application in a smooth, even id skin and eye contact. In the event of eye contact, and paint tub immediately with water. Before applying topcoat of enamel
layer. rinse immediately with water. paint, allow to dry completely. Then proceed as described below.
For an optimal ﬁnish, the room temperature and tem- Close the plughole and pour the solution into the
perature of the surface during application and the bath. Using a sponge or coarse brush, wipe the solu- 3. Applying topcoat:
entire hardening time of 5 days should be between tion several times over the entire surface and leave Pour the entire contents of the bottle of hardener
+22°C and +25°C. The optimum relative humidity for around 10 minutes. Lack + Härter into the paint tin, mix vigorously with the stirring
level is 50%, which is most easily achieved by he- Then rinse bath with clear water and clean as descri- stick for at least 2 minutes, and pour into the paint
ating. bed below. tub. Stir again for a short time. Avoid skin and eye
contact. The mixed material will ﬂow on easily for
1.2 Remove dust sources: 2.2 Cleaning: approx. 50 minutes.
Remove all sources of dust, e.g. towels, curtains, Mix JAEGER Bath & Tile Cleaner with approx. 1 litre
etc., and wear non-lint clothing while painting. Avo- (2liter: Set 6,8 m²) of water and clean the bath with Paint the bath surface quickly with the brush. Paint
id airborne dust caused by draughts. the mixture, using a sponge or brush. any repaired surfaces ﬁrst as a priming layer. Do not
(NB: protect against eye and skin contact. Use of apply too thickly, in order to avoid runs and drip for-
rubber gloves is recommended. In the event of eye mation. Normal time required: approx. 20 minutes.
contact, rinse immediately with water.)
Then rinse the bath out with clear water. If using the roller, do not push the roller onto the
1.3 Masking: yoke so far that it rubs against it. To ensure uniform
Mask all surfaces that are not to be painted. Seal 2.3 Sanding the bath surface: thickness, apply the paint evenly with the roller in
the taps in a plastic bag so that no water can drip Wet-sand the entire surface ﬁrst with coarse-grade alternating lengthwise and lateral strokes. Normal
into the tub. The plughole can be painted with the (P120), then ﬁne-grade sandpaper (P320). Any rough time required: approx. 20 minutes.
rest of the surface. Old silicone joints should be eit- patches must be sanded perfectly smooth. Wash off
her masked or removed and rejointed afterwards. with clear water.
1. P 120 Allow to dry completely. Ventilate to draw off ex- 4. After application:
2. P 320 cess air moisture, and if necessary heat the room. The paint will be dust-dry after about 5 hours. Avoid
NB: Silicone Remember the required temperature range for the draughts and dust during that time. After approx.
Silicone acts as a parting agent, and paint applied bath surface (+22°C to +25°C)! 8–24 hours, the adhesive tape may be removed and
over it will not hold. If a silicone joint is removed, Once the surface is dry, remove any silicone residue new silicone joints may be formed.
ensure that there are no silicone fragments remai- still present by wiping the entire surface with a spi- 5h For 5 days after painting, keep the room temperature
ning on the surface to be painted. The best method rit-soaked rag. constant at at least +22°C, and avoid any water on
is to mask the whole bath surface with plastic and the painted surface. The bath can then be used nor-
masking tape up to a point close to the silicone edge 2.4 Repairing surface ﬂaws: mally.
(to a distance of approx. 2 cm), and then use a sharp Any ﬂaws in the bath surface should be repaired with polyester or epoxy When using the bath or shower for the ﬁrst time,
knife to cut out the silicone, without leaving any resi- resin ﬁlling compound. After the product has fully hardened, wet-sand with begin with warm water, then gradually increase
due behind. Then sand the joint area thoroughly and ﬁne-grade sandpaper (P320). Rinse off any sanding residue and allow to dry. the water temperature, in order to avoid any stress
clean with a cloth soaked in silicone remover or spi- Ventilate to draw off excess air moisture. Keep the bath surface within the cracks.
rit. Change cloths several times during this process. required temperature range. Bath salts, etc. and very hot water should not be
used until after 14 days. Always ﬁll the bath ﬁrst,
2.5 Dusting: then add the bath salts. Always start with lukewarm
To remove any remaining dust particles, wipe the dry water.
surface with the dust-laying cloth.
Remember to follow the tips and tricks at the end of this document!