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If the time has passed since the rust appeared in our bathtub and the stains are deeper and
there are even areas where a hole has formed, don’t worry, there is still a solution:
A hole in a rusty bathtub appears when the bathtub is made of iron or sheet metal. This does not mean that in an acrylic bathtub holes cannot come out, but not because of rust but because of accidental breakage. To fix a rusty bathtub hole there are several specific repair kits, the way of use
is similar and following the product instructions, we can recover our damaged bathtub.
Sand the area where the hole caused by the rust in the bathtub is.
Clean and dry the surface to be repaired well.
Apply an antirust and let it dry.
If the hole is large, there is a kit with an expansive foam. We introduce the expansive foam until it protrudes a little out of the hole and let it dry.
We trim the excess foam with a utility knife.
We apply a putty reinforced with fiberglass, covering the entire hole in the bathtub.
We remove the excess putty.
We proceed to paint the area that was damaged, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
This is a good opportunity to give a makeover and paint the tub your favorite color.
When the hole is small it is not necessary to apply the expansive foam, we proceed with the rest
of the steps as well.
If what you need is to repair a crack in the fiber bathtub or a hole, there are complete kits on the market, usually with fiber-reinforced putty. The system is the same, fill the crack with the product,
wait for a drying time, tie up the protruding remains and the bathtub is ready.
If you need any help, Tubs and Tops Dallas can help you repair your bathtub. Contact Us.