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How to Repair Fiberglass Tub

In most of bathrooms, tubs are the focal point. The bathroom tub not only is used as sanitary function. But, tubs also provide a therapy function. Just imagine when you feel tired after work.  You go to home and get in the bath tub with warm water. How do you feel? That is a really relaxing and comforting bath experience. The stress just melts away.

Today, there are many different types of tubs that are available in the local and online stores. Home Improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s stock a large amount of different types of tubs to suit your needs. The most popular types of bathroom tubs are fiberglass, acrylic and porcelain. The fiberglass type is really in high price. This bathroom tub is durable and easy to maintain. It has little variant color but still has ability to attract people attention.

But, cracks and holes can threaten the fiberglass tub and cause damage. This is the big problem and seems very daunting when you find your fiberglass tub is damaged. Damage in fiberglass tub can cause the water leaks and spills into the bathroom floors. That is the worst problem and can cause a bad accident on wet bathroom floors. Not to mention wood rot underneath the tub.

Fiberglass Tub Paint

Fiberglass Tub Paint

Luckily, you can repair the cracks in your fiberglass tub. In many cases, hiring a professional contractor can very expensive. But, you always can do it by yourself. Follow these tips below to guide you when repairing the fiberglass tub.

How to repair a fiberglass tub: Preparation

The one of important things you must do to prepare is to purchase repair supplies and kits. You can find them in local home improvement stores or online.

How to repair a fiberglass tub: Cleaning

The area with the cracks and holes must be cleaned up. The cracks usually have dirt, oil and soap scum on them. Remove the dirt, soap scum and oils on the repair area by using a medium grit sandpaper to sand the surface. And then, rinse the repaired area until it is clean. You can use acetone or another solvent as the tub cleanser.

Fiberglass Bathtub Repair Kits

Fiberglass Bathtub Repair Kits

How to repair fiberglass tub: Cloths

If you have minor damage in the tub, you can skip this step. But, if you have large cracks or holes, you should use fiberglass cloths in more than one or two layers. This steps purpose is to help the mixture fill perfectly on the cracks and holes.

Fiberglass Bathtub Repair Companies

Fiberglass Bathtub Repair Companies

How to repair fiberglass tub: Instructions

Normally, repair kits that you buy have an instruction sheet. Instruction sheets usually describe and tell about the steps and the proper proportion of the mixture. Read it carefully and follow the steps.

How to repair fiberglass tub: Activating Time

When you stir the mixture, keep in mind the longer you do it to, the better the results! Usually, the resin becomes unusable as it hardens within 10 to 15 minutes, so finish the application before it hardens. Allow the applied mixture to dry perfectly in 2 hours at normal temperature.

Do Yourself Fiberglass Tub Repairs

Do Yourself Fiberglass Tub Repairs

How to repair fiberglass tub: Finishing

Clean the fiberglass tub when the applied mixture is totally dry. Clean it up and enjoy the shine of your new tub!

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