LUXWIDE 'Iris-54-USLPD' 54" White CoreAcryl Acrylic Swedish Slipper Pedestal Tub Package with an Umber Washed Silver Leaf Exterior (photo is 54" version)
The Iris-54 tub package is perfect for a small bathroom. This delightful Swedish slipper pedestal bathtub is larger inside than most regular small tubs and the narrow roll top lip finishes its' minimalist look. The interior of the tub is high gloss bright white and we finished the exterior in a fabulous Umber Washed Silver Leaf. We have also increased the overall slipper width to give extra bathing space. We have also taken away the exposed drain and employed a built in drain. the tub is supplied with a pop-up drain and your choice of freestanding tub filler.
The high gloss acrylic is very simple to maintain. To clean the exterior, just wipe with a soft cloth. For interior cleaning, we recommend a soft cloth and a cleaner like Simple Green, we don't recommend anything abrasive. For the faucet, a soft cloth will take off any marks.
Umber Washed Sliver Leaf Finish.
1. Sand down the exterior surface of the tub.
2. Apply two coats of primer.
3. Prepare the primer and attach 5" squares of faux silver leaf to the surface. This is a very time consuming task and requires a high degree of skill.
4. At this stage, the tub appears like a pure silver.
5. Since the pure silver leaf is quite overpowering, we finish the surface by washing it with Burnt Umber. The burnt umber slightly alters to appearance of the leaf presenting a much warmer feel and almost golden hue.
6. After allowing a few days curing time and to protect the leaf finish, we apply four coats of a high grade clear lacquer.
7. We then wet sand any imperfections and polish before shipping.
8. This artisan hand finished exterior is not intended to appear perfect. Leaf square join lines can be seen and while they are not simply applied at random, they can be and often are, uneven. The umber wash can be slightly darker and lighter in place.
9. The final result is a beautiful, one of a kind exterior with fabulous character and a very warm appearance.