REFINISHED SURFACES CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

Thank you for choosing Oahu Tub Experts for your bathtub refinishing needs. In order to care for the new finish, please carefully read the below instructions. Doing so will help ensure that your finish will continue to look great, and last a long time.

Your tub has a highly durable enamel coating. However, like all composites, it can be scratched, and fine scratches will not only dull the surface, but will leave pores for dirt, grime, and hard water to accumulate. The best way to care for this new surface is to treat it similar to how you would treat the paint on a new car. Abrasives like Ajax, comet, and scrub brushes will produce fine scratches. Harsh chemicals can damage the coating. Whatever car wash soap you have will work fine on your newly refinished fixtures. To prevent buildup from sticking to the surface we recommend GEL GLOSS. Exercise extreme caution if applying to tub and shower floors. If children or elderly people will be using the fixture, you may not want to apply to horizontal surfaces. We recommend rinsing the tub down with fresh water after you are finished bathing and frequently cleaning. Every month reapply GEL GLOSS to the refinished surfaces. Do not store bottles in tub corners.

For the first 7 days (residential); 21 days (commercial DO NOT let any chemical stronger than diluted simple green or dish soap to come in contact with the refinished surface. During the first 3 weeks it is really important to wipe the tub down after use.

Top Ten List of Rules For Your Refinished Bathtub:

  1. DO NOT pick at any fine dust particles or imperfections that may be present in the surface. These are unavoidable and most will disappear on their own through regular cleaning.
  2. DO NOT drop anything heavy or sharp on the surface.
  3. Fix drippy faucets
  4. Drain cleaner should NEVER come in contact with the surface. If you must use it, carefully use a funnel to pour it down the drain.
  5. DO NOT use bathmats except for mats that do not have suction cups and are approved for use in reglazed tubs. You would still need to remove mat from tub bottom after every use
  6. Wiping the tub down with an automotive squeegee or soft cloth, especially the horizontal surfaces, will keep it looking clean longer.
  7. DO NOT use. NO scrubby Pads. NO Comet. NO Steel Wool. Be careful with nail polish remover as it will dissolve the surface. Clean with a soft cloth or sponge. Here are some good cleaners we recommend: Simple Green or Fantastic. HARSH CHEMICALS SHOULD NEVER BE USED ON THE SURFACE. For example, do not use Lestoil, Lysol Disinfectant, Lysol Basin, Tub & Tile Cleaner, Windex, Mr. Clean, Dow Bathroom Cleaner, or cleaning products in aerosol cans.
  8. Bar soap and milky liquid soap like Dove body wash leaves soap scum residue and makes cleaning more difficult. We recommend using transparent body wash instead.
  9. Never let shampoo bottles or soap set in the corners or on the surface of the tub. Also, do not use corner shower shelves that brace between the tub and the ceiling. Instead use a shower caddy that hangs from the shower rod (if the shower rod is sturdy enough to support the weight).
  10. Do not stick anything on the surface of the tub. No tape. No adhesives of any kind, no suction cups.

Products we recommend (Just search on Amazon)

SQUEEGEES:

  1. Pilot Automotive Soft And Dry Water Blade
  2. Original Soft-N-Dry T-Bar Silicone Water Blade Squeegee

CADDIES:

  1. Simplehuman Adjustable Shower Caddy