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Caring for acrylic bathtubs: basic rules

Acrylic bathtubs are always very popular among consumers. Their price is affordable for almost everyone, and the products are quite durable. They have a unique heat-insulating property, which allows you to maintain hot water temperature longer. Resistant to mechanical stress. In addition, their coating has antibacterial properties, which is not an unimportant factor. In order for these properties to remain as long as possible, it is necessary to properly care for acrylic bathtubs.

An acrylic bathtub can maintain its beautiful appearance with proper care.

Proper care of acrylic bathtubs

Primary requirements

Acrylic bathtubs are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors (white being the most popular). But no matter what design decision you choose, it must be washed after each use, using only a soft cloth and special detergents that do not destroy the acrylic coating. By performing these basic steps, the bathtub will also delight your eye with its shine for many years, its surface will remain as smooth, and its color will not fade or turn yellow.

Acrylic bath care products

Surely, everyone who has an acrylic bathtub in their home has at least once wondered what products should be used to care for the bathtub.

Glossy acrylic is lightweight and corrosion-resistant material. However, even though it is resistant to mechanical stress, it is easy to get scratches that spoil the entire appearance. Therefore, you should use “mild” bath care products that do not contain abrasive additives, ammonia, chlorine, acids and alkalis.

When cleaning, it is necessary to constantly rinse the bathtub with a stream of cold water from the shower

It is best to use special products for acrylic surfaces when cleaning the bathtub. You can buy them at any store that specializes in selling household chemicals. Or in stores where acrylic bathtubs themselves are sold. Here they will help you choose the best option for the product that will suit you both financially and in terms of effectiveness.

Acrylic bathtubs are the care products that are most popular among consumers (prices are indicated at the time of writing):

Name Volume, l. price, rub.
RAVAK Cleaner 0,5 250
Acrylic Polish 0,25 360
Mr. Chister 0,5 110
Akrilan 0,75 270

The care products for acrylic bathtubs presented in the table act quickly and effectively, flawlessly cope with the remnants of soap deposits on the surface, have a destructive effect on mold, rust and limescale, without damaging the acrylic surface.

When working with cleaning products, you must use rubber gloves and a soft cloth or sponge.

[note]You can restore the shine of the surface of an acrylic bathtub using a soft cloth moistened with a polishing agent, and household products used for washing smooth surfaces will help remove stubborn stains. [/note]

Problems encountered when caring for acrylic bathtubs

water stone

Caring for an acrylic bathtub involves removing water stone (limescale) from its surface. The means at hand that are found in every home, namely vinegar and citric acid, will help you cope with this problem.

This is what limescale and rust look like

To get rid of limescale you need:

  • fill the bathtub with water at room temperature;
  • add one pack of citric acid or 1.5 liters to it. 7% vinegar;
  • mix the water using a ladle;
  • leave the water in the bath for 12 hours for the solution to be effective;
  • after the required time has passed, pour out the water and thoroughly rinse the bathtub with a stream from the shower;
  • Wipe the surface of the acrylic bath dry.

If the surface is heavily contaminated, you can use special products that the chemical industry offers us. For example, Akrilan or RAVAK Turbocleaner, which will cope with this problem in a short time.

Scratches on the surface of the bathtub

Scratches on the surface of acrylic bathtubs occur very often. As a rule, this is associated with the use of “coarse” cleaning powders, with washing animals and with the use of a bath other than for its intended purpose.

[note]Scratches on the surface of an acrylic bathtub can be removed by sanding them with fine sanding paper (No. 1000/2000), rinsing them with a stream of water from the shower, and then polishing them with a liquid polish. [/note]

Bath disinfection

An acrylic bathtub should be disinfected at least once a year. To do this you need:

  • fill the bathtub with water at room temperature;
  • add a special disinfectant for acrylic surfaces to it;
  • mix the water using a ladle;
  • leave to act for 10 minutes;
  • Wash the surface of the bath thoroughly using detergents.

All manipulations must be carried out exclusively with rubber gloves, otherwise you risk damaging the skin of your hands.

Caring for a bathtub is a very labor-intensive process that must be done regularly and regardless of whether there is contamination on its surface or not. This will help save you from further problems with cleaning it.