Bathtub refinishing is an excellent way to breathe life into your old, worn-out bathtub. It’s also an excellent alternative to the expensive and time-consuming process of ripping apart your bathroom to replace the bathtub.
If done by a reputable tub refinishing company, your refinished bathtub will ensure years of trouble-free use ahead, while maintaining the same aesthetic and practical features as your original tub.
Properly maintaining your refinished bathtub is essential in retaining the like-new look longer. Here are the top tips to help you maintain your refinished and reglazed bathtub:
1. Regular Cleaning
Clean your refinished bathtub after each use. Soap scum or other stains can build up on the surface, becoming unpleasant and difficult to remove when not cleaned regularly.
Routine cleaning prevents soap, body oils, and stain buildup. All you have to do is give your tub a quick rinse and wipe it clean with a soft towel.
Alternatively, clean the surface using liquid soap. To prevent the growth of mold and mildew, use a squeegee occasionally to remove any remaining water from your tub.
2. Avoid Harsh Cleaning Agents and Scrubbing Materials
Cleaning chemicals can play a significant role in the appearance and durability of your reglazed bathtub and should be considered an essential part of care and maintenance.
Never use ammonia, undiluted bleach, strong acids, or other similarly strong cleaners to clean your refinished bathtub.
Scrubbing with an abrasive pad, such as steel wool, a scouring pad, wire or nylon brushes can damage the finish. Stick to liquid soaps or other gentle cleaners.
3. Proper Ventilation
Moisture absorption in your bathroom can lead to irreparable damage, but bathroom vents can help avoid that. Check for proper ventilation in your bathroom by ensuring all the vents are open and operating correctly.
4. Avoid Bath Mats
One of the most common mistakes people make after having professionals like Supreme Bath Refinishing reglaze their bathtub is to continue using bath mats.
Bath mats can ruin your bathtub’s finish as the mats’ suction cups will damage the tub’s finish when left there for an extended period. If your bathtub is too slippery, using suction-free mats is advised, as long as it’s removed immediately after use.
Depending on the material, bath mats can be a fertile breeding ground for germs, mold, and mildew. Once mold or mildew takes hold, cleaning your bathtub without causing irreparable damage is next to impossible.
5. Keep Pets Away
Although pets are lovable, they can ruin the look of your newly refinished bathtub. Animals are likely to scratch the surface, and the buildup of dander, pet droppings, and hair can also damage your bathtub’s finish.
Pets can sometimes create a massive mess in your bathroom, and their hair could clog your drain, leading to stagnant water. If you want to give your pet a home bath, investing in a dedicated pet bath or bathing them outdoors is recommended.
Refinishing your bathtub is a great way to give it a like-new appearance, but you must clean and maintain it regularly to keep it looking great. Keep it dry after showering, clean it routinely, avoid harsh cleaning materials and bath mats, and ensure your bathtub is off-limits to pets.
When you need a professional bathtub refinishing service, look no further than Supreme Bath Refinishing. Offering superior bathtub reglazing in New York City, saving you the time and money you would have otherwise spent on replacing your tub, and delivering 5-star service, this team of skilled experts are your cost-effective alternative to replacement. Get a quote on the highest quality refinishing services today!