Revitalizing your bathtub with a well-deserved reglazing is a well worth it and affordable investment, you’ll want to be sure you protect it and keep that like-new shine. If you’re like most people, you don’t get excited about scrubbing your bathtub. When you see the gorgeous, smooth surface a fast and durable bath reglazing delivers, you might come close! What’s the best way to clean a bathtub that has been reglazed?
It’s a more important question than you might realize. Oftentimes people choose a bathroom cleaning product off the store shelf without considering how the chemicals and abrasives could interact with their tub. Fortunately, cleaning your reglazed bathtub is simple once you know what works best.
A Clean Tub is a Happy Tub
Because no one looks forward to scrubbing the bathtub, you might choose infrequent but vigorous cleanings to keep your tub in order. Reglazed bathtubs require a different mindset. The new glaze is durable and long-lasting but responds best to regular cleanings instead of the rare, heavy scrub.
Consider giving your reglazed bathtub a wipe-down with a towel after every use. Then, adopt a weekly schedule to give your beautiful tub a thorough clean. This approach will not only keep that fresh finish gleaming, but will save you time and effort in the long run.
Stick with Liquid for a Long-Lasting Shine
When it comes to your reglazed bathtub, you’ll want to avoid anything that could scratch the brand-new finish. This could mean changing the products and methods you’ve used before. To keep your refinished tub in optimal condition, it’s time to trade in the scrubbing pads, brushes, and abrasive powdered cleaners for something smoother.
Some of the best cleaners for your reglazed tub are likely already in your kitchen. Liquid dish soaps such as Palmolive and Dawn are safe and effective options for cleaning tubs with a new finish. Other non-abrasive liquid cleaners, including the types with scrubbing bubbles are also acceptable alternatives. Cover the surface of the tub with soap and allow it to sit for a few minutes, then gently scrub the tub with a cloth or soft sponge. Once you’ve finished, rinse away the soap and grime, then wipe the tub dry.
Extreme Cleaning is Out
What about less conventional ways to clean the bathtub? While they may do away with grime, they can also damage your new tub finish. You’ll want to avoid some of the more extreme cleaning methods that might be available to you and consider the following:
- Never steam-clean your refinished tub. The steam can get beneath the coating or exploit small cracks. This can damage the finish.
- Avoid power washing your reglazed tub. The materials used in reglazing your tub were not meant to withstand force of this type. This can cause peeling or other damage, and could void your warranty.
- Stay away from acidic cleaners, even natural ones. These include bleach and ammonia. Acidic cleaners can etch your new surface and damage its smoothness. This also means you should avoid bathroom cleaners that contain bleach.
- Ensure all liquid cleaners are truly non-abrasive. Some liquid cleansers claim to be “soft” cleaners, yet contain an abrasive agent that can scratch your new tub surface.
- “Gentle” powdered cleaners such as Bar Keeper’s Friend are not appropriate for your reglazed bathtub. Even though they are gentler than other cleansers, they can still damage the surface of your tub.
A refinished bathtub can elevate the appearance of your whole bathroom. When properly cared for, your refinished bathtub can offer worry-free use for years to come. To learn more about this cost effective alternative to bathtub replacement in NYC, contact the talented and trustworthy family of technicians at Supreme Bath Refinishing today!