How old is your bathtub? How about this: how old does your bathtub look?
Soap scum, mildew, scratches, stains, these will all make your bathtub look old and unsightly. Sure, you can pull the shower curtain closed when you have guests drop by. Or you can do something about it.
The first place to start is with a good cleaning. Pull out the natural, citrus-based cleaner. A gentle cleaner may require a little more elbow grease, but you’ll be less likely to damage the surface of the bathtub than if you use an abrasive cleaner.
Let’s say you’re a master at keeping your bathtub sparkling clean. Maybe the problem lies in the ugly scratches and chips that have accumulated over the years of use. Or maybe you’re living with a classic 1960s blue, pink, or green bathtub. Whatever your case may be, you might want to consider painting you bathtub.
Call in a professional to repaint the bathtub, tile surround, and sink, if possible. This is a big job, and a certain amount of skill is required to ensure that the final result will be fantastic.
However, if this isn’t your first attempt at DIY, go ahead and put in the work. You will be rewarded with a stellar looking bathroom in just one weekend.
Visit your local hardware store for a special bathtub refinishing kit. Don’t just pick up a can of spray paint. It won’t work. On top of the paint and refinishing product, you’ll need to buy a fan to reduce the build up of toxins inside your home. Add to that a respirator mask to ensure that you don’t breathe any of it in.
What if you’re not quite up to a DIY project of that scale? Why not just rip out your old bathtub and replace it with a brand new one equipped with the latest technology? Acupressure jets, a heater, and infinite bubbles, it could be the first step toward your perfect home spa bathroom.
Here’s some inspiration: 5 Dream Bathtubs
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