Acrystone® resin shower trays are products designed to offer high levels of durability and resistance to impact, meaning that they can last for a long time. Therefore, throughout their long-life cycle, they may suffer from light scratches or small chips due to heavy or sharp objects falling on them. Should this happen, mcbath has solutions to help you repair your shower tray.
In addition to proper installation and daily care, keeping a shower tray in perfect condition may require professional intervention over time. Our shower tray repair kits have the ability to restore the product to its original condition.
How to repair a shower tray
Should you find that over time small chips on your shower tray start to appear due to heavy or sharp elements falling, we recommend using the Acrystone® repair kit, which includes gel coat, a catalyst, a mixing stick and a pipette, gloves, a mixing jar and the instruction manual, which must be read carefully before following the steps below:
Steps to follow to repair a shower tray
- 1. Remove dust from the shower tray
Clean and degrease the surface of the shower tray to remove the existing dust. We recommend using acetone.
- 2. Prepare the mixture
Pour the amount of Gel Coat (10/20/30 ml) desired into the mixing jar and add the appropriate drops of catalyst. Homogenize the mixture with the stick.
- 3. Impregnate the surface and dissolve the solution
Apply the minimum amount of mixture on the area to be repaired. When it is a textured surface such as the Stone, use a sponge to give the final finish. When the flaw is on the length or a corner, you should help keep the mixture in the area with the use of adhesive masking tape.
- 4. Apply the mixture
When the repair is finished, discard the mixture.
- 5. Clean the repaired area
Clean the repaired area after 24h using paper moistened with acetone.
- 6. Allow to rest for 2 to 3 days
Once the repair kit has been applied, wait 48 to 72 hours before taking a shower.
How to repair light scratches
To repair light scratches on a engineered stone shower tray, we recommend the Acrystone® recovery kit, which contains a jar with recovery product, a jar with catalyst product, a paint roller with a tray, gloves, a mixing cup with a stick, a scouring pad and the instruction manual, which should be read carefully before following the steps below:
1-2. Clean and degrease the surface of the shower tray to remove the existing dust. We recommend using acetone or solvents.
- Pour the two cans (recovery product and catalyst) into a mixing cup and homogenise the mixture.
- Pour the mixture into the paint tray. Soak the roller into this liquid and drain enough to not avoid leaking.
- When the repair is finished, discard the mixture.
- Apply a first thin homogeneous layer with uninterrupted continuous one-way motions across the shower tray. Do not let it dry and apply a second layer in a similar way but in the opposite direction (crossed layers).
- Once the recovery kit has been applied, wait 48 to 72 hours before taking a shower.
Please note that once the recovery kit has been applied, the surface of the tray acquires a colour which is slightly different from the original, therefore the kit should be applied to the entire surface. The new finish is satin.