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Acrylic baths, shower trays, and other acrylic bathroom ware have become more common in bathrooms in recent times. Thanks to modern chemistry we now have alternatives to enamel and ceramic materials for bathroom fixtures. These include different polers and plastic materials. Though not as durable and classy as enamel and porcelain baths and fixtures, they are more affordable and serve pretty much the same basic purpose. These materials are easy to manufacture, store, and transport and in the incidence of damage, they are easily repaired. Some common examples of damage to acrylic bathroom fixtures include discoloration, cracks, holes, etc. Let’s take a look at some of these problems and quick ways of fixing them.

Bath Discolouration

With prolonged use of acrylic baths comes discoloration or staining. While some stains can be removed easily, using special chemicals, others require that the bath be resprayed. It is important to note that bleach or detergents do very little in removing such discoloration and they may even worsen it. Most times, these cleaning agents induce discoloration over time.  Aromatherapy oils loosen the dirt in some cases thereby restoring the bath to its former glory. Cleaning and repolishing also sometimes. For more stubborn stains, you will need a new layer of coating. This kind of fixing will require a professional.

Chemical Reactions

Sometimes, people attempt to repaint the entire surface of their acrylic bath by themselves either because they do not like the color to conceal blemishes. However, when they do not like the outcome, they apply paint removers. You should never use paint remover on acrylic baths. Although paint removers do not react with the surface of metal baths, they destroy acrylic baths irreversibly. This creates even more work for the specialist. The best course of action here is to call a specialist for help with replacing the bath.

Scratched shower or bath surface

Acrylic bathroom fixtures are not abrasion-resistant like enamel varieties. They are more prone to scratches and less durable. Being a very soft material, acrylic scratches can even be concealed without recoating or filling. For these, you should seek professional help for your bath repairs. As a prevention tip, avoid using abrasive sponges when cleaning. Instead, you should use a simple liquid cleaner with a soft pad.

Cracked Acrylic Baths

The lifespan of acrylic and fiberglass baths is up to 15-20 years for shower pans and baths, usually. Cracks in an acrylic shower tray are probably among the easiest problems to repair for a repair specialist. The best part is you get to see the results almost immediately. This is the same for PVC, resin, and other such materials. A minute crack must be attended to on time before it spreads further leading more severe damage. While these can be fixed on a budget tackily, a specialist can help you get it done with more finesse for a fee. Quick home fixes can be done with epoxy resins but if the result turns out poorly, this would make the repair more challenging for a specialist. We service several cities in Alaska and California.Please see service locations: Anchorage, Garden Grove, Hollywood, Oakland, Rialto, Richmond, Anaheim, Antioch, Bakersfield.

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