DIY Bathtub and Shower Surface Repair Help 

Bathroom improvements and repairs are necessary to avoid inconveniences and costly fixes in the future. They are also ideal when you are planning on reselling your house and you need some house upkeeping. Bathtub resurfacing, wall repainting, and/or shower remodeling are supreme, but before you jump on the aesthetics, you will need to start with fixing small problems that may cause inconvenience later such as chips, cracks, and holes in your tub and shower.   

Here is the deal, it is not always a smart move to completely remodel your bathroom when you see some cracks and holes in any fixtures. Calling professionals and entailing some costs may be also unnecessary. If you deem all of these problems small, then perhaps you can do some small repairs on your own. This is why we are here to help you.   

In this article, we will share with you some of the DIY shower and bathtub repair tips that you can do by yourself. But take note that repairs are ideally done by professionals and if you are not confident with your ability to do small repairs or you don’t have the right tools, skip these tips and call a professional repair service.   

First thing first: secure the right repair tools. When dealing with small cracks and chips in your bathtub, you will need an epoxy bathtub repair kit, which fortunately can be purchased from any hardware store. The key to a smoother repair process is to make sure that you have the right epoxy kit. Why? Because different surfaces will be going to require different types of epoxy kits. Inform the store of your tub’s surface material and they will give you the type that works best for your tub.   

The second is to ensure that you clean the surface before putting on the epoxy. While it is unnecessary to do a thorough cleaning on the whole tub, it is imperative that you don’t skip on removing some dirt, grime, and dust from the surface you plan on fixing simply because you won’t like your repair job to be compromised by grime and dirt.   

The next thing to do is to sand the surface before putting on the patches. In sanding, ensure that you don’t sand the outside area of the crack and/holes as you will create more surface damage. Once you are done sanding, you can now start to patch or put the refinishing compound. You will need to mix the two components in the kit and avoid skipping any instructions. The epoxy may create bubbles and may even dry longer if you don’t follow the instructions carefully. All you need to do by this time is to use a spatula to smooth the epoxy into the crack, hole, or chip little by little. It is difficult to remove excess epoxy so avoid pouring too much epoxy.   

The last thing to do is to wait for it to dry. It may take a day before the epoxy dries up. Make sure that you follow the instructions on when you can finally touch the surface after patching.