In this video, A&J Trade Services repairs damage in a bathroom caused by a large wall mirror falling. The stone bench on the vanity was chipped, the bath was chipped and there was some damage to the aluminium tile edging. All these surfaces were repaired and restored to as new condition.
This video show a repair to a aluminium window frame that was damaged with a grinder. After removing any burring on the edges of the damage, the area is masked off for filling. This fill will be done in 2 stages as there are 2 different surface heights that the damage runs through. The filler is then sanded back ready for painting to complete the like new finish. A& J Trade Services can repair scratches chips and dints in all kinds of surfaces around the home.
This video show a quick repair to ceramic tiles damaged when adjoining timber flooring was removed, The chips were prepared, masked, filled and sanded. The surface color and texture was then emulated and coated to create an undetectable repair.
Superficial chips, cracks and scratches may only require simple filling and refinishing. But for large damage, the potential underlying problem may need extra support to the structure before patching and refinishing. Below is the process for the most Bath, basin or shower base repairs carried out by A&J Trade Services.
The affected area and surrounds are cleaned and dried to remove any dust from the damaged area. The area is then masked to protect the surrounding surface.
A filling compound is applied to the chipped area, after drying, the area is sanded until it is level with the surrounding surface.
Color matched ceramic paint is applied to the filled area to emulate the surface finish. When dry, the affected area is sanded and polished to achieve a flawless finish.
Below are tips to care for your stone benchtops but when and accident occurs A&J Trade Services are able to get your stone and laminate benchtop back to new condition, repairing any scratches chips or defects.
Avoid excessive weights on your benchtop.
While the stone is very strong, the under cabinet or substrate may not be, especially the thinner edge. Don’t stand or sit on you benchtop.
DON’T slide rough items along your benchtop.
Most of the stone products are scratch resistant but not scratch-proof. Certain items slid across the bench can scratch the stone.
DON’T leave spills for long periods.
Wipe up all food and liquid spills as soon as possible. Citrus, fruit juices and vinegar are acidic and can eat into the stone.. Softdrinks will also. Red wine, beetroot, etc can stain stone especially the lighter colours. Also fat and oil stains especially around the hotplate. Be wary of toothpaste, mouthwash, soap, nail polish remover, hair spray, perfume. Blue loo for toilets can stain. Chewing gum, paint etc can usually be scraped off with a sharp blade.
DON’T use abrasive cleaners.
Daily clean with warm water and a damp cloth is usually all that you need. Methylated Spirits is ideal for a streak free finish. Don’t use metal scouring pads or metal scrubbers. Don’t use paint stripper etc on your benchtop.
DON’T use your benchtop as a chopping board.
You will ruin your knives! Most stone products, natural and man-made are extremely hard but if you cut/chop in same spot over time it will be noticeable. Use a proper chopping board!
DON’T leave metal cans and tins sitting for long periods.
Metal cans and tins will leave rust rings which can be hard to remove.
DON’T knock the edge of you benchtop
The edges near sinks and dishwashers are often knocked with plates etc and chips can easily occur. If you do chip the edges DON’T try to repair it yourself, call A&J Trade Services.