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How to Remove Adhesive Caulk From a Steel Enamel Bathtub

How to Remove Adhesive Caulk From a Steel Enamel Bathtub

Print this article Adhesive caulk creates a seal between fixtures (such as steel enamel bathtubs) and walls, creating a waterproof seal to protect the walls or floors from water damage. In the home, you may find different kinds of caulk depending on the builder's preference. Adhesive caulk is meant to last for a long time when applied to hard surfaces. If you want to remove caulking from an enamel bathtub, the job won't be easy unless you use the right tools and chemical products.

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Seal a Shower Tray

Seal a Shower Tray

Certain shower stalls and inserts contain trays that prevent water from leaking onto the bathroom floor. They are most commonly constructed of fiberglass and serve as a slightly concave foundation for the shower unit. Sealing a shower tray is essential for filling exposed seams and gaps where water can escape. Silicone caulk is the most effective airtight and water-resistant sealant for bathroom fixtures such as a shower tray.

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How to: Install a Claw-foot enamel bathtub Drain

How to: Install a Claw-foot enamel bathtub  Drain

Clawfoot tubs add an antique look to your bathroom. Little plumbing is needed for a clawfoot tub, except for a drain. It's imperative to install a floor drain to take the water from the tub drainpipes out of the house. A floor drain is not a DIY install. It should be done by professionals. The drain from the tub itself will come in a kit that screws together.

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How to Remove Scratches From a Stainless Steel Enamel Tub

How to Remove Scratches From a Stainless Steel Enamel Tub

Tubs that have both stainless steel and porcelain enamel on them merge traditional and modern home materials. Both materials are resistant to staining but are susceptible to scratches from very abrasive cleaning solutions or tools such as coarse steel wool or stiff-bristled brushes. Remove light scratches yourself, but contact a professional if the scratches are very deep.

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How to Seal a Shower Tray

How to Seal a Shower Tray

Certain shower stalls and inserts contain trays that prevent water from leaking onto the bathroom floor. They are most commonly constructed of fiberglass and serve as a slightly concave foundation for the shower unit. Sealing a shower tray is essential for filling exposed seams and gaps where water can escape. Silicone caulk is the most effective airtight and water-resistant sealant for bathroom fixtures such as a shower tray.

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Fix a Leaking Shower Tray

Fix a Leaking Shower Tray

Unusually wet floors and carpeting in the bathroom after showers point to a probable leak in the shower tray. A steady leak will cause damage to floors and walls and can become extensive in a short amount of time. The longer the leak continues, the more expensive and intensive the fix will be. A little caulk now can save thousands of dollars later.

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How to Polish a Porcelain or Enamel Cast Iron Bathtub

How to Polish a Porcelain or Enamel Cast Iron Bathtub

Porcelain and enamel are very hard, but harsh abrasives and acids will damage them. Abrasive cleaners make tiny holes in porcelain and enamel, then when dirt gets into these holes you will need to use more abrasive cleaner to clean your tub. After repeated uses, this abrasive cleaner will wear away the surface. A porcelain or enamel tub can last many years, if you are careful about how you clean it.

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