By far the most common question we get from BathTubGuys customers is “How do we maintain our refinishing project?” We have the answer below in 5 easy steps.
Refinishing your bathtub can be an affordable and effective way to give your bathroom a brand new look and feel. However, to keep your refinished bathtub looking great for years to come, it’s important to properly maintain it. Here are five easy steps to maintain a refinished bathtub:
- Clean regularly: Regular cleaning is essential to maintaining the finish of your refinished bathtub. Use a gentle, non-abrasive cleaner and a soft sponge or cloth to clean the surface. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning tools, as they can damage the finish.
- Avoid harsh products: Avoid using harsh chemicals, such as bleach, abrasive powders, or acidic cleaners, as they can damage the finish of your refinished bathtub. Instead, use mild, non-abrasive cleaners and a soft cloth or sponge.
- Avoid a non-slip mat: Instead of a bathmat, consider using a non-slip treatment done in the refinishing process, this is specifically for use in the bathtub. These products are designed to be non-abrasive and non-slip, while still providing the safety benefits of a bathmat. Additionally, they won’t leave marks or damage the finish of your refinished bathtub. Suction cup bathmats damage the finish because of the constant “pulling” of the suction on the refinished surface. This makes the job more prone to unadhearing.
- Avoid sharp objects: Avoid using sharp objects on the surface of your refinished bathtub, as they can scratch or damage the finish. Be careful when using razors or other sharp objects in the tub.
- Address chips or damage promptly: If you notice any chips or damage to the surface of your refinished bathtub, address them promptly to prevent further damage. Contact the company that performed the refinishing for advice on how to repair the damage without damaging the finish.
Recommended Cleaners for a Refinished Bathtub: Simple Green, 409, Fabuloso, Dawn Dish Soap, Scrub & Bubbles. (No Ajax or Bleach)
Recommended Cleaning Tools: Soft kitchen sponge (avoid abrasive side), Terry towel or Rag, Microfiber towel, Paper towel, Soft bristle brush. (DO NOT use Magic Erasers. They are made of the same foam used in buffing pads and essentially sand down the surface)
By following these simple steps, you can keep your refinished bathtub looking great for decades to come. Regular cleaning and maintenance will help protect the finish and prevent damage, while prompt attention to any chips or damage can help you avoid costly repairs or replacement down the road. With proper care, your refinished bathtub can look as good as new for many years and it’s all backed by BathTubGuys top of the line Lifetime Warranty.