September 23, 2021
Quick Cleaning Tips for Your Acrylic Showers
January 16, 2019
Keeping your shower clean is no small feat between the kids, the dog, and anyone else who may have used it over the holiday season. As challenging as it may be, it’s a vital part of keeping your house a home. So, let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can keep your acrylic shower clean throughout the year.
Use a Clean, Gentle Cloth
Acrylic, though a sturdy material, needs a gentle hand to keep it looking its best for a long time. Use a soft, microfiber cloth to clean your acrylic. You should avoid using a cloth that you use to clean other surfaces, as the chemicals that may be ok for other surfaces, may not be ok for your acrylic. Microfiber is a great choice for cleaning your acrylic because the cloths won’t absorb the liquids they touch. Because they don’t absorb liquid, they won’t create a nest for bacteria to grow out of control.
Not only that, but microfiber is exceptionally gentle on the surfaces we use it on. For acrylic, scratches can occur and a gentle cloth can help you keep it looking its best.
Be Aware of the Chemicals You Use
Certain chemicals can cause major damage to your acrylic. Things like acetone and paint thinners will do serious damage to your acrylic fixtures. Though you probably won’t be using paint thinner to clean your tub, you should be careful when using it in other parts of the bathroom. Pine-Sol, Scrubbing Bubbles, and Simple Green should also be avoided when it comes to your acrylic surfaces, as they can harm as well. Stick to the gentler stuff like dish-washing detergent and products specifically designed for this purpose.
Acrylic Can Be Repaired in a Pinch
In the event that your acrylic bathtub is cracked, you can repair the damage using an over the counter kit. These kits will include a 2-part polyester that you can use to fill the crack, but before you do that, you should make sure that the flexing that created the crack is stopped. Examine the area around the tub’s crack and use insulating foam to reinforce the area and prevent further damage by drilling beneath it. Once the tub has been refortified, you can fill in the crack, and get back to enjoying your amazing acrylic tub!
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