Bathtub care after restoration
Bathtub restoration is an effective way to avoid expensive repairs, but there are a few instructions that need to be followed in order to prolong the service life of the restored product. Still, these suggestions will help to care for all types of tubs.
After the renovation
After the specialist has finished all the work on restoring the surface, it is recommended to avoid using the tub for at least 24 hours. Of course, a lot depends on how well the room is ventilated and the humidity level. But it’s better to avoid taking risks.
While the tub dries, protect the surface against dust, splashing water, or touch.
After drying, avoid using overly hot or cold water for a week - this can cause the coating to swell.
The new coating must be regularly cared for. If you use a mat, be sure to remove it after showering. To clean the surface, you can use mild products in the form of a gel or a foam, as well as a basic soap solution. Do this regularly to keep the surface free from plaque. Do not let the cleaning agent sit on the surface for a long time.
Do not use:
- “Comet”, “Ajax”, or other agents that contain bleach
- metallic brushes
- powder or aggressive cleaning solutions
- products with ammonia or chlorine
If it becomes necessary to clean the drain, then be careful to avoid getting the chemicals on the surface of the tub. In case of contact, wipe the area quickly.
Try to use only the products recommended below:
- Tilex Daily Shower Cleaner
- Scrubbing Bubbles Multi Surface Fresh Citrus Bathroom Cleaner
- Clorox Disinfecting Bleach Free Bathroom Cleaner Trigger Spray
- Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda
If you want to try other products, test them on a small area first, and only then apply to the entire surface.
Pet care is an essential routine part for those who own them. To prevent their bathing from affecting your new tub, follow these recommendations:
- To avoid claw scratches, put down a rubber or silicone mat
- You can also cover the bathtub edge with a towel or a silicone mat
- Do not store shampoo bottles, gels, or other products in the bathtub. It is better to use a hanging shelf.
- If you are remodeling, be sure to cover the bathtub and place a cloth on the surface in case something heavy falls.
- Fix leaky faucets in a timely manner - constant drops of water will lead to plaque and stains that are hard to remove.
Bathtub restoration is a good option to avoid costly repairs, but it does require some common sense maintenance.