Fixing a bathtub may seem like it is an easy job to do. However, once you start to work on this job, you will quickly realize that the work you have to do is quite a bit more in depth than what you think. Hence it is important that you know how to fix the fiberglass tub to get the job done.
The first step that you need to do to get the tub fixed up right is to find the repair kit. This kit will often have all the items that are necessary to repair the tub, but be cautious when buying one because you could easily pick up the wrong kit because of the number of tub conditions that are available.
The second step is to make sure you properly clean the area. When you are cleaning you will need to make sure you take care of any of the edges that are present on the crack, but also make sure the crack or damaged area is not so deep that it is creating a problem for you in making the repair.
Something else you are going to need to do is to know how to mix up the repair kit epoxy. These directions need to be followed step by step or you can have problems with the epoxy not holding together right or even worse starting to fall when you are sitting in the tub and getting ready to get cleaned up. When buying a repair kit epoxy, it usually comes with instruction hence you have to follow it carefully to ensure that you are doing everything right.
Sometimes you will find the epoxy you have bought is does not match the color of your tub. When this happens you will need to add coloring to the epoxy to have it match your tub. So before you leave the hardware store make sure you have this in place to guarantee you are getting the right color and epoxy to save you from going back to the store because you forgot something or you got the wrong item.
Finally you need to follow the instructions on how long to allow the tub to dry before you put water on the crack or damaged area you just repaired. By allowing the tub to dry properly, you are increasing the chances of it holding up for all of your needs. Without letting the tub dry, the epoxy that you have just put on the cracked spot may not last for any amount of time, if it last at all.
Having a crack in your bathtub can be a bad thing, but when you realize the crack is not as bad as what you think, you will want to learn how to repair it so that you can do it on your own. Without doing your assignment beforehand, you could end up getting a wrong repair kit, requires a bit of work to use, or is not the right color without the epoxy being dyed to match the tub that you are fixing.