Acrylic is no doubt a popular choice when it comes to bathtubs. Acrylic is durable, lightweight, and resistant to chips and cracks. These type of bathtubs are also popular because of their competitive price point. Although it comes with a laundry list of positive attributes there are a few things you should consider when it comes to cleaning your acrylic tub.
The surface of the bathtub, as previously described, is generally free from any issues. However, staining and the occasional scratch may be concerns with this material. According to HGTV, "Scratches or stains in your acrylic tub can be sanded using fine sandpaper, and, once buffed, will look brand new again." That's certainly good news! The article further suggest using a "mild household cleaner." Also, be sure that you aren't using tools that are considered abrasive that may scratch the surface of your bathtub.
Common tasks such as bathing pets, and coloring your hair at home may present you with some of the aforementioned issues. If you are bathing pets that could potentially scratch the surface of the tub you may want to consider putting down some type of soft mat that will prevent your pet from slipping and scratching the surface. Additionally, if you must use your acrylic tub for coloring your hair always be sure that you rinse, and clean the surface immediately.
While there are a number of commercially produced cleansers that consumers may use, there are also green options for cleaning your bathtub. An article on home expert, Bob Vila's website, details a simple cleaning process. The article states, "Fill a spray bottle with a half-and-half solution of vinegar and warm water. Spray the tub surface, let stand for 15 minutes, then wipe with a microfiber cloth or sponge. Rinse with clean water and wipe again."
Acrylic bathtubs are durable and can retain their luster for years if properly maintained. You can always count on us if you have any further questions about the maintenance and care of your bathtub.