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Tips to Safeguard Your Bath Enamel

Tips to Safeguard Your Bath Enamel
March 13, 2024 andrew
Safeguard Your Bath Enamel

Bath enamel, a shining armour that protects the surface of your tub, not only adds to the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom but also serves as a barrier against wear and tear. With proper care and maintenance, you can ensure that your bath enamel retains its lustre and durability for years to come. Read on for some practical tips and tricks to help you preserve the brilliance of your bath enamel.

Clean with Gentle Solutions

When it comes to cleaning your bathtub, gentle is the way to go. Avoid abrasive cleaners and harsh chemicals that can scratch or dull the surface. Instead, opt for mild, non-abrasive cleaners specifically formulated for enamel surfaces. There are many gentle cleaners you can buy from your local supermarket or hardware store, or else a simple mixture of baking soda and water or a solution of vinegar and water works wonders in removing stains and maintaining the shine of your bath enamel without causing damage.

Regular Maintenance

Consistency is key when it comes to protecting your bath enamel. Establish a regular maintenance routine that includes gentle cleaning and inspection for any signs of damage or wear. Addressing minor issues promptly can prevent them from escalating into more significant problems down the track.

Use Soft Cleaning Tools

The tools you use for cleaning can make a significant difference in preserving the integrity of your bath enamel. Choose soft sponges or microfibre cloths instead of abrasive scrubbers or steel wool pads that can scratch the surface. Gentle scrubbing with soft tools will effectively remove dirt and grime without causing harm to the enamel.

Avoid Impact and Heavy Objects

Be mindful of heavy objects and sharp items that can potentially chip or scratch the enamel surface of your bath. Avoid dropping heavy bottles or metal objects onto the tub and use caution when handling tools or accessories in the vicinity. Taking preventive measures can help protect the enamel of your bath from accidental damage.

Address Rust and Corrosion Promptly

Rust and corrosion can compromise the integrity of your bath enamel if left unchecked. Keep an eye out for any signs of rust formation around drains, fixtures, or chipped areas of the enamel. Promptly address rust spots using gentle rust removers or vinegar solutions to prevent further deterioration of the enamel surface.

Avoid Extreme Temperatures

Extreme temperatures can adversely affect the integrity of your bath enamel. Avoid exposing the surface to sudden temperature changes, such as hot water followed by cold water, which can cause thermal shock and lead to cracking. Instead, maintain a consistent water temperature during baths and showers. 

What to Do If Your Enamel is Damaged?

In cases where the damage to your bath enamel is severe or widespread, refinishing, resurfacing, or relining the tub may be necessary. Bath relining is an affordable and effective way to bring your bath back to life without the need for bathroom renovations.

Inner Bath specialises in bath relining. Our superior bath inserts and will not only revitalise your space but will also last far longer than traditional resurfacing methods such as spray painting or bath enamelling, and cost less than replacing the entire tub.

Want to find out more about our innovative bath inserts? Perth home and business owners can get in touch with our team by calling 1300 BATHTUB. We look forward to helping you revitalise your bath today!