How To Beat Your Acrylic Bathtub Woes

Are you feeling down about your acrylic bathtub?

Is it dingy and dull? Does your tub squeak while you are trying to take a peaceful bath and turn the experience into a complete nightmare? Try the following tips to have the best-looking bathtub around!

Acrylic is an excellent material to use on your bathroom fixtures. It results in beautiful, affordable, and lightweight acrylic showers and bathtubs. The downside to them is even if they are maintained properly, over time they wear out and problems can arise. Use the following tips to beat your bathtub woes.

Dull Finishes

If your acrylic tub is dull it might be simply due to hard water deposits or soap scum. You might be able to use one of the following solutions to restore your tub’s shine.

Mix together 2 cups of water and 2 cups of white vinegar inside of a spray bottle. Spray down your tub with the solution and let it sit for around15 minutes. Then scrub your tub using a very soft brush or a microfiber cloth. Rinse it thoroughly.

Mix 1 cup of baking soda or borax along with 2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of a mild dishwashing liquid. Apply this solution to your bathtub using a very soft brush. Let it sit for around 15 minutes. Use a microfiber cloth to scrub the tub and then rinse it thoroughly.

Is your tub still not shiny? If so, most likely the finish is too damaged for cleaning to do any good. Fortunately, Phoenix Bathtub resurfacing is able to refinish a shower surround or re-glaze a tub that is very affordable. You will also most likely be able to start using your tub again on the very same day!

Noisy Bathtub

If your tub squeaks each you make a move, then the problem is most likely either lack of support under the tub or the connection between the tub and shower surround. Try the following DIY repairs to see they help at all.

If your shower surround is made of acrylic, it might no be properly snapped into your tub. Check to ensure there is not a loose connection between the tub and shower surround.

If the squeaking occurs whenever weight is placed on the tub’s floor, it might be that the bathtub is bending or flexing due to there not being enough support. The squeak is not only annoying, but the tub can also be weakened by the flexing and result in splits and cracks. Experienced DIYers can attempt to inject a low expansion type of foam fill or use shims to fill in the gaps between the bathroom floor and tub floor. A professional should be called by everyone else.

Has bending and flexing caused your bathtub to split or crack? If so, call us. We can repair these splits and cracks and then refinish your bathtub to its original beauty state. Call us for your free estimate.

No matter what has caused your acrylic bathtub woes, Phoenix Bathtub Refinishing can help you! If we are unable to fix your problem, we know others who can. Call us today!

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