'CATERINA59' 59" CoreAcryl WHITE Acrylic French Bateau Pedestal Tub with Copper Leaf Exterior plus Drain (photo here shows 73" version)
Caterina is a stunning French Bateau pedestal tub. It has a
high gloss white interior and a high gloss lacquered copper leafed
exterior. The hand gilded copper exterior will make this tub the centerpiece of any beautiful bathroom where a copper accent is sought. Our gilding team apply 5" x 5" leaf carefully
structured to retain some seam and crease lines that would be desired
with a hand gilded item. We also don't cover up and try to hide any finishing lines that occur when applying the adhesive for the leaf. To us, this simply reflects the 'hand made' aspect of such a beautiful finish. The results are incredible.
leafing, we apply three coats of specially prepared gloss
lacquer to really accentuate the finish and also to offer protection. We
strongly advise that great care is taken during installation to prevent
scratching. While the lacquer is the same as would be used on a high
quality automobile, a heavy contact can scratch through the surface.
Care and Maintenance
To clean the exterior, just wipe with a soft damp cloth. For interior
cleaning, we recommend a hot, damp soapy soft cloth, we don't recommend
anything abrasive. Never use bleach, ammonia or any scouring powders on
either the tub or the fittings, these will cause damage.
For serious stains inside your tub, we recommend a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponge pad.
Copper Leafing Process
Shown here is a time lapse of part of the copper leafing process being performed. All of our leafed tubs are hand leafed in the USA.