Bathtub Refinishing: 4 Reasons to NOT Use Bathtub Liners

Tub liners or “skins” may give bathtubs a facelift, as they can cover up little nicks or unsightly blemishes that may be bringing down the look of the entire bathroom.

While these liners can save people money in that they don’t have to run out and buy a new tub (or fully renovate their bathrooms), there are some important things to know about them if you are considering lining a tub with a “skin,” rather than refinishing it.

Here’s Why You Should Rethink Using a Bathtub Liner

1 – Liners don’t resolve the underlying problems.

Here are some important reasons to reconsider using bathtub liners. Contact us for a free quote for our bathtub refinishing services. It’s more affordable than you think!

Here are some important reasons to reconsider using bathtub liners. Contact us for a free quote for our bathtub refinishing services. It’s more affordable than you think!

Although a liner cover for your tub will hide the unsightly blemishes on your tub, it will not fix them. So, you may just be putting off the real fix you need. In fact, depending on how long a liner stays on a tub, it could end up intensifying the damage to a tub.

2 – Liners can trap water by the tub.

With liners on a tub, there is a distinct possibility that water will get in between the liner and tub. If this happens, mildew and mold can develop and possibly start eating away at the structure of the tub.

3 – Liners don’t always provide a good feeling in the tub.

Whether you take baths or shower in your tub, you want the experience to be pleasant. With liners in tubs, however, you can be left with a sponge-like feeling on your feet and/or body. You may also end up feeling less stable standing in the tub.

4 – Liners are not cheap.

In fact, tub liners tend to be more expensive than bathtub refinishing.

Contact Colorado Tub Repair Today for a Free Estimate

Let us refinish your bathtub and breathe new life into your bathroom. Contact us for a free estimate by calling (303) 908-8764 or by clicking here. You can also email us using the contact form located here.

4 Tips for Caring for a Newly Refinished Tub

Once you have gone through the effort of having your tub refinished, taking care of your newly refinished tub can help you extend its life and get the most out of your investment. Here’s what our bathtub refinishing experts recommend when it comes to properly caring for a newly refinished bathtub.

Bathtub Refinishing: How to Care for a Newly Refinished Tub

1 – Wait a little bit before using the tub.

Following these tips for caring for a newly refinished tub can help you get the most out of your bathtub refinishing investment. Contact us for a free bathtub refinishing quote today.

Following these tips for caring for a newly refinished tub can help you get the most out of your bathtub refinishing investment. Contact us for a free bathtub refinishing quote today.

In fact, it’s best to wait 48 hours before using a newly refinished tub.

2 – Clean the tub after each use.

After the first 48 hours after the refinishing has passed and you are ready to start using your tub again, be sure to rinse it thoroughly after each use. This will prevent the buildup of soap scum and other debris.

3 – Do NOT use abrasive cleaners on your tub.

When you clean your tub more thoroughly (than just the rinse after use), avoid using any harsh or particularly abrasive cleaners that could start to deteriorate the refinish. For some recommendations on cleaners, contact our trusted bathtub refinishing professionals.

4 – Avoid using suction mats or stick-on, non-skid items.

Suction mats and stick-on items can damage the newly refinished surface of a tub. If, however, there are safety reasons for using mats while showering or bathing, be sure to remove the mat/stick-on items after each use of the tub (and before rinsing out the tub).

Contact Colorado Tub Repair Today for a Free Estimate

Let us refinish your bathtub or help you breathe new life into your bathroom or kitchen. Contact us for a free estimate by calling (303) 908-8764 or by clicking here. You can also email us using the contact form located here.