4 Tips to Keep Your Shower Looking New
In today’s blog, we wanted to share some knowledge on how to keep your shower looking brand new. Whether you want to hire a bathroom remodeler, or looking to DIY it, it’s valuable to know your way around bathroom upkeep.
The first step is to identify what needs to be done in order to make your shower look new again. This may include cleaning, re-caulking, or grout repair. Once you know what needs to be done, you can begin taking the necessary steps to make your shower look new again.
Over time, soap scum, mildew, and hard water deposits can build up on your shower walls and doors, making them appear dirty and dull. To clean your shower and bring back its shine, start by scrubbing the walls with a sponge or soft brush and a mild soap or cleanser. For tough stains, you may need to use a stronger cleaning solution or scrubbing brush. Be sure to rinse the walls thoroughly afterward to remove any residue. Then, clean the shower door with a glass cleaner and a soft cloth.
Over time, the caulking around your shower can become cracked, moldy, or loose, allowing water to seep through and causing damage to your walls and floors. To re-caulk your shower, start by removing the old caulk with a utility knife or caulk remover. Next, clean the area thoroughly with soap and water, and let it dry completely. Then, apply a new bead of caulk around the perimeter of the shower, using a caulk gun and following the manufacturer’s instructions. Be sure to smooth the caulk with your finger or a wet sponge before it dries.
3. Grout repair
If your shower has tile, the grout between the tiles can become cracked, stained, or moldy over time. To repair grout, start by mixing a grout repair kit with water according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Then, apply the grout to the cracks or damaged areas with a putty knife or grout float, and smooth it over with a wet sponge. Be sure to wipe away any excess grout before it dries.
If your shower is looking really old and outdated, a fresh coat of paint can make a world of difference. When painting a shower, be sure to use mold-resistant paint and primer, as well as paint that can withstand high humidity levels. Apply the paint with a roller or brush, and be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for drying time and recoating.
By following these simple tips, you can make your shower look new again, without having to do a complete remodel. Our expert team at Bathrooms First is happy to take this project off of your hands. Give us a call at (309) 688-2284 or fill out the free quote form on our website.