How to Prep for a Tub Refinishing


When giving your bathtub a refinishing treatment, you need to make sure that the surface of the tub is properly prepared. If you don’t, you risk ruining the treatment and wasting time and money. Your very first step in prepping for a tub refinishing is to remove all objects from the tub area. If you have soap bottles or razors sitting on the edge, put them somewhere safe while you clean.

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After clearing the tub area, it’s time to get to the grime.

Now, it’s important to note that you likely won’t be able to remove every single stain on the surface of your tub. That’s okay; the major concern here is that you clean the tub of all foreign substances. That includes all the soap scum, the bathing oils, the dirt, the bath bomb glitter, and so on. Definitely make sure that you get the area around the drain as clean as possible; the grime tends to build up there the most. Then, when you’re sure you’ve gone over the problem areas as many times as you can, dry off the tub with paper towels. Once the tub is dry, it’s time to begin the sanding and glazing process.

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