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Variety is the spice of life

Variety is the spice of life

Despite the fact that we at Plastic Surgeon have been out there for a quarter of a century carrying out repairs to construction and building products, it’s surprising that that there are still businesses and people around the UK who haven’t got a handle on the variety of materials we can repair.

Okay, we accept that our name seemingly implies that we should work in operating theatres, but we like it – and feel that it does, in fact, reflect very well what we do. We don’t repair sentient beings, even though if you Google ‘plastic surgeon,’ you will find medical profession – that extends from botox to helping burns victims – at the top of the search under the advertised links for repair work on human beings. The parallels are that we also carry out repairs – though only on inanimate objects – and often the damage is caused by contact with similar objects to those that harm human patients.

People understand French polishing for the surface repair of wood, but we do far more than that with this material. Our repair techniques encompass tackling gouged and scratched kitchen worktops, doors, floors and shop displays, as well as architraving, skirting boards and windows. After preparing the affected area, our Finishers use two pack fillers – sometimes over a cold-weld base – which is used to level the damage before being smoothed down again. And then we replicate the finish – the wood grain, texture, colour and patina – with spray guns, paint rollers and even the finest of artist’s sable brushes. What is more we can do the same for all sorts of stone, including exotic marbles.

Our customers seem to be familiar with the fact that we undertake complete bath resurfacing, but don’t realize that we can also repair ceramic tiles, toilets and shower trays: again carefully filling the scratch, gouge or chip, sanding and then mixing the exact colour; including the hundreds of white hues – blue-white, red-white, green white etc.

Plus, of course, we repair metal items – corrugated roofs, cladding panels and steel baths and windows. While our treatment of plastic window cills and guttering relies on the fact that the material has an inherent memory, so will return to its original shape.

But we also repair unusual materials such as Corian, Perspex and stone, and have even repaired antiques, murals and brickwork – the latter being possible through our especially developed tinting technique.

Another development to our ever-growing range of services is glass polishing. We use a progressively finer range of abrasives with a power sander, which feathers out scratches and chips to ensure that there is no discernable distortion.

From houses to caravans; ships to supermarkets; MoD buildings to hospitals; swimming pools to universities – we have worked on them all …. and await to regale you with the most unusual products and places that we undertake our repair work – watch this space! As I said we don’t work on people, but if anyone has an artificial limb they’ve damaged, we’d be happy to take a look at it.

Plastic Surgeon can restore almost any damaged interior or exterior surface in commercial or residential buildings. Thanks to specialist training the company’s finishers are expert in repairing and fine finishing practically any material including;

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