LUXWIDE 'LUCHINO-USL' 59" CoreAcryl Acrylic Single Slipper Clawfoot Tub Package with an Umber Tinted Silver Leaf ExteriorProduct Details
A truly stunning EXTRA WIDE Luchino-USL 59" tub package with umber tinted silver leaf exterior. This gorgeous bathtub is perfect for a new slant to any bathroom. To protect the silver leaf, we coat with four layers of high grade lacquer to finish. This delightful single slipper clawfoot bathtub is larger inside than most regular single slipper tubs and the narrow roll top lip finishes its' minimalist look. We have also increased the overall single 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 freestanding tub filler.Finishing
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.
How we do the 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.