Each tub material has its own unique care requirements, you will find the care instructions for each material below. Use these guidelines to determine which tub material works best with your lifestyle.

 

ACRYLIC

Wash your acrylic using a gentle soap, such as dish washing liquid, and warm water. Do not use any abrasive cleaning pads or materials. We recommend the use of a soft sponge or microfiber washcloth. Vinegar can be used to remove hard water buildup and mildew. Rinse with warm water and dry with a clean, soft cloth. To maintain the glossy finish, we recommend buffing every three months with white polishing compound.

For information about how to remove scratches from acrylic, check out our How To Remove Scratches on an Acrylic Tub guide.

RESIN

Resin has a nonporous surface that makes it resistant to stains and discoloration. To maintain the condition of your new resin product, simply wipe the surface with a dry, soft cloth after each use. Most dirt and dust will wash off with warm water. For a more thorough cleaning, use a mild cleaner such as a gentle dish soap. Avoid any products that contain abrasives, acids, or ammonia.

For information about how to remove scratches from resin, check out our How To Remove Scratches From Resin guide.

CAST IRON

For standard weekly cleaning, mix 1 gallon of hot water with 2 tablespoons of your favorite gentle dish soap. Choosing a soap that contains a grease-cutting formula works great for removing soap scum. A soft wash cloth or sponge can be used for scrubbing, followed by a thorough rinse with clean water.

For deeper cleaning, mix 1 gallon of hot water with ¼ cup of baking soda and ¼ cup of ammonia. Ammonia is great for getting rid of heavier deposits of grease and soap scum. Use a non-abrasive sponge for scrubbing. Rough sponges or steel wool should be avoided, as they will scratch the surface. Rinse well with clean water, and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth after cleaning.

Can Cast Iron Be Repaired?

While the porcelain enamel over the cast iron is very resilient, it is possible to chip the coating as the result of a hard impact. It is recommended that you consult a professional for repairing chipped porcelain, as special materials are required and a professional will typically warrant their work for 1-3 years.

Porcelain enamel repair kits are available on the market, however, and if you choose to take this route it is important that you follow the instructions very closely.

COPPER

Our How To Guide is a great tool for learning about cleaning and maintaining copper. Check it out here! 

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