Home remodeling is an exciting and horrifying thing to go through. Yes, you want everything to look as you want it to, but do you really want to go through the process to make it look that way? Probably not. My blog is all about surviving a renovation project in your home. You will learn tips that will make it an easier process for your entire family. I have even included some easy to follow instructions for creating a make-shift kitchen to help you survive kitchen renovations without getting to know the pizza delivery guy more than you should.
If you find that your bathtub has mold growing on it, you may be able to clean it off yourself. If not, there is something else you can do to get the bathtub clean. Follow the tips below and the bathtub will look new again when you finish.
Once mold spores attach to the bathtub, they can start growing within 24 to 48 hours, and will start to colonize in 1 to 12 days. Remove and replace any sealant or caulking that has mold growth. Mix together one part bleach to two parts water, dip a rag in the solution, and wipe the rag over the mold. If the mold is in the bottom of the bathtub, use the stopper to stop it up, and then pour the bleach solution so that it covers the entire bottom of the bathtub. Wait at least 24 hours, and then see if the mold is gone. Bleach will kill any mold spores, and works well at removing mold. If you still have a problem, however, you can refinish the bathtub to get it looking new.
You can refinish the bathtub yourself, or hire a contractor to do this job for you. If you do want to try it on your own, you can buy refinishing kits at home improvement stores. Follow the directions on the kit on how to use it. In most cases, you will refinish the bathtub by:
When you are finished, remove all masking tape and let the bathtub dry for a few days before you use it.