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Care Tips To Protect Your Newly Resurfaced Bathtub

October 11th, 2020



Resurfacing your bathtub is an excellent way to save money and get the bathroom of your dreams. Resurfacing comes in a variety of finishes and is extremely durable. However, many people wonder if a resurfaced bathtub requires any special care. Fortunately, taking care of a resurfaced bathtub is about the same as taking care of a new tub with a few exceptions. If you’re thinking about refinishing your bathtub, here’s what you need to know about caring for your new finish.

 

What Is BathTub Resurfacing Exactly?

 

Before going into care instructions, it’s important to know what is bathtub resurfacing. Bathtub resurfacing takes your existing worn tub and applies a new enamel finish. Refinishing not only brings a new look to your tub, it can extend the life of your tub by repairing cracks, chips, and scratches that impact the functionality of the tub. Any type of bathtub can be resurfaced including porcelain, fiberglass, and acrylic.

 

Caring For Your Newly Resurfaced Bathtub

 

When your bathtub is first refinished, it will need a little time for the coat to fully cure. Do not touch your tub until this time period has passed. Then during the first 30 days, it’s a good idea to only use a mild dish soap and gentle sponge to clean the surface. Avoiding harsher cleaners during this time period will help the finish last longer because it will give it more time to fully cure. Also don’t store any soap or shampoo bottles directly on the surface during this time. If you can, consider laying a bathtub mat during this time as well. It can further protect the new surface.

 

Cleaning And Maintaining Your Resurfaced Bathtub

 

After this 30 day period has expired, you can begin your normal cleaning routine with soap scum removers. As with a non-refinished tub you’ll want to avoid using any abrasive cleaners containing acids or bleach. You’ll also want to avoid using any sponges or brushes that can scratch the surface. If you find a tough spot you can’t remove, let it soak instead. You want to also avoid power washing or steam cleaning your new surface.

 

Follow Professional Advice

 

As you can see, cleaning your newly refinished tub is not really different than cleaning any bathtub, with the exception of the first 30 days. Once your tub is done, your refinishing expert will provide you with all the cleaning and maintenance tips they recommend for keeping your newly finished bathtub in great condition and lasting a lifetime. Simply follow those instructions and you’ll be good.

If you’re ready to get your bathtub resurfaced, call the experts at CDH Resurfacing Solutions. We’ll walk you through the entire process and answer any questions you have about the finishing options. Once your bathtub has been refinished, we’ll provide you with all the care details to keep your tub looking great. Give us a call to learn more and to get started on achieving the look of your dream bathroom for less.