Due to the frequent use of your bathtub, stains eventually start to appear. If this happens it’s best to immediately clean it so that you can extend the lifespan of the bath and preserve its appeal. You may find maintenance a bit more difficult for some tubs such as acrylic bath systems, because their delicate surface can easily be damaged.
Here are some tips from Innovative Kitchen and Bath for extending the lifespan of an acrylic bathtub and keeping it looking like new.
Choose the Right Cleaner
Always check and see if the cleaning product you’re deciding on is safe for your tub. This information can often be found in the care section of the product’s label. Green cleaning products and multipurpose cleaners are usually safe for the normal stains. A vinegar and water solution can be used for tougher stains, but if you’d rather go organic against tough stains, try cutting a lemon in half and rubbing it over the tough area until the deposit loosens. Rinse with water and use a microfiber cloth to dry.
Never Use Abrasive Products
Abrasive products such as wire, or hard bristle brushes, should not be used on your acrylic tub because they cause surface scratches where pathogens can grow. Innovative Kitchen and Bath also recommend that you avoid using harsh chemicals such as solvents or chlorine to remove stubborn stains. They will damage your bathtub’s surface.
How to Extend Your Acrylic Bath System’s Lifespan
It’s understandable that you want your acrylic tub to last as long as possible. To extend your tub’s lifespan, be sure that you deep clean the stubborn corners on a weekly basis using only soft sponges and microfiber cloths to scrub and dry the tub’s surface.
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