You’ve just gotten your bathtub refinishing project completed, but you want to ensure the like-new look of the tub stays the same for years to come. At Tub Tile & Tops, our experts not only transform bathtubs in the Nashville area, but we also share our knowledge with our customers about how they can maintain the results of bathtub refinishing. Check out our best maintenance tips for how to clean your tub.
What Cleaning Products to Use
After your refinished bathtub is all dry within seven days, you should use only non-abrasive cleaners on the surface. This means avoiding pure bleach or any products that contain bleach. Powder and gel products like Comet, Ajax, and Soft Scrub can deteriorate the surface, and oil-based products like Pinesol can dull the finish as well.
If you’re looking for specific brands or products to use, check out our recommended list:
- Blue Scotch-Brite Pads
- Lysol Tub & Tile Cleaner
- Scrubbing Bubbles
- At-Home mixture of vinegar and water
How to Clean Your Refinished Tub
After cleaning your tub with a safe-to-use cleaner, you need to wash away any residue. Thoroughly rinse your tub with water to prevent buildup and soap scum. We recommend using an extendable shower head and lifting shampoo bottles to make sure every part of the surface gets cleaned.
How to Prevent Mold
Prevent mold or mildew from forming along the new caulk lines of your tub by running your exhaust fan while showering. Leaks are also a big problem, so you must routinely check for any dripping. Keep household humidity levels below 50%. Replace your shower curtain liner, shampoo bottles, and loofahs consistently to also prevent bacteria growth.
At Tub Tile & Tops, we serve Nashville and surrounding communities with top-rated tub refinishing services. Find out how our company is built on providing quality results. Contact us at (615) 469-0756 to speak with our friendly staff, or request a quote online.