The Simona is an absolutely stunning French Bateau clawfoot tub. It has a high gloss white interior and an umber washed silver leafed exterior. Our design team chose to use a burnt umber wash to age the hand gilded exterior as it brought out some beautiful golden hues and subtle, soft, shadowy nuances of silver and gold. 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. The results are exceptional.
After leafing and aging, 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
The high gloss acrylic and painted surfaces are very simple to maintain. 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.