Cleaning Acrylic Bathtubs
One of the most unusual types of bathtubs are those that are made using acrylic. These bathtubs are non-porous, scratch resistant, and lightweight – which makes them both appealing and easy to use. The tub is an acrylic mold that sits inside of a base that is made with fiber glass. This makes them some of the more affordable types on the market.
However, when not maintained they can be stained and ruined very easily. That is why we feel it is important that you understand the proper way to clean acrylic bathtubs. The only difference with cleaning this type of bathtub and other types is that this is more sensitive to certain products.
Because it is a mold you will not be able to use some of the more popular cleaning products. These will ruin the acrylic mold and will cause it to deteriorate or fall a part. Most of the time when cleaning acrylic bathtubs you can use an all natural product that is made with one part vinegar and one part water. You can also add together nine parts water and one part bleach if you feel that this will do a better job at killing off bacteria.
Although it is rare for acrylic bathtubs to stain it is still possible if someone is not cleaning it on a regular basis. In order to clean off stains and hard soap scum you should use dish detergent. Is this does not work than it may require that you ask the manufacturer the best thing to use on it.
You are never to use any type of harsh chemicals on your acrylic bathtub or a rough sponge or pad. Any scratches or grooves that have been made into the lining of the bathtub will be a chance for mildew to grow and fester. This will make it nearly impossible for you to reach it and you might have to replace it.