To repair a cracked acrylic bathtub, drill holes around the crack, insert foam, apply filler, sand it, paint the surface, and buff it. This one-day project requires a drill, foam insulation, polyester filler, a knife, a rubber applicator, sandpaper, rags, alcohol, paint, a paint gun, urethane compound and a buffer.Know More
Drill holes around the crack to form a 12-inch square. Pack the holes with foam insulation, and trim the excess with a knife. Buff the surface with 240-grit sandpaper, and then drill one hole at each end of the crack. Leave the end holes empty.
Use a rubber applicator to fill the crack with polyester filler. Smooth the surface, and dry it according to the manufacturer's instructions. Sand the dried filler with fine sandpaper.
Wet a rag with denatured alcohol, and wipe the sanded filler. Ensure no sanding debris remains.
Load a spray gun with bathtub repair paint, apply one light coat, and let it dry. Apply additional coats until the repair is no longer visible.
Apply urethane polishing compound, and buff it into the tub. Polish the repair until its edges blend seamlessly into the surrounding acrylic.
To install a bathtub liner, scrub the surface of the bathtub with denatured alcohol to remove scum and oil deposits, and cover the tub surface with liner adhesive. Apply sealant to the outer edges of the tub, fit in the liner, and then caulk the edges of the tub.Full Answer >
To fix a door frame, apply wood filler to the crack, sand down the filler, and then apply latex interior paint to the patch. You need a hammer, finishing nails, a putty knife, wood filler, fine-grit sandpaper, cloth, a paintbrush and interior latex paint.Full Answer >
Water can disappear from the bowl of the toilet through a crack in the toilet or through a crack in the pipes connecting to it. Check the surrounding area of the toilet for any leaks or drips.Full Answer >
To unclog a bathtub drain, remove the stopper, cover the overflow drain, and plunge the drain. The only tools required are a plunger and a wire coat hanger.Full Answer >