A tub liner is a form of sheets made out of PVC that are formed particularly to act as the functional part of a bathtub. People often usually need to repair this when the bath tub has some issues, such as being cracked, broken or rusty. Repairing a tub liner is a solution for this when you don’t want to spend a lot of money to replace the broken tub. But even though this could be the solution for the problem, repairing the tub liner itself is not more durable than refinishing or replacing. One of the problems that we will see is the tub liner crack. And the question is of course, how do you repair the cracks in the tub liner?
How to Use the Tub Liner to Repair the Bathtub
- Get to the hardware store and choose the particular liner to repair the tub liner crack for the bathtub. Every bathtub will have a different size and form and it will be required that you pick the one that has the same one as you have. If you are not sure about this, make sure that you have noted the type of bathtub and match it to the same type on the store. Or you can also ask the store or the others to make a liner that will fit perfectly with your existing tub.
- Clean the bathtub before repairing it and make sure it has been dried out completely before installing the new tub liner over the crack. If you need to, put some epoxy on the broken parts of the tub to cure the problem. This will not relieve the broken parts on the tub completely but will prevent the future leakage of the tub if the liner is broken again.
- You can now start repairing the bath tub liner crack with the right position based on the types of the tub. If needed, make sure that you have screwed some holes on the surface of the tub to make the liner stay in place and last longer for the usage. Wait for about 12 to 24 hours before using the bathtub to make sure the liner will stay in its place.
Repairing the Tub Liner Crack
Using epoxy will be the main thing that you can do for the repairing of tub liner crack. But first, make sure that the cracks are still small enough that it will be sufficient for you to fix it with only simple method. If the broken parts are too extreme, it will be better for you to replace the liner completely and install the new one. And with the epoxy, you will only need to place the compound with the help of the knife in the crack and wait for it to be dry.
The other thing that you can use to repair the tub liner crack is using a patch of fiberglass or the same material as the liner. You will only need to stick the patch on the cracked parts and let it dry. If required, you can also make the hole with a drill and put the patch on covering the broken parts.