Removing Anti-Slip Guards From a Bathtub

Made from enamel, acrylic, fiberglass or various metals, a tub’s smooth surface proves slippery by itself, but when you add water and soap, the likelihood of falling increases. Anti-slip guards add friction to a bathtub’s underside, decreasing the chances of losing your footing. These adhesive decals prove especially important in households where children and elderly individuals reside. With time, the guards eventually become depressed and worn, which makes them less successful and unsightly. With the assistance of a couple of basic substances, removing your anti-slip guards becomes easy.

Dip a rag in white vinegar, lubricating oil plus a family adhesive remover, dampening it completely. Put the rag apartment on top the anti-slip guard, addressing its edges. Press down the rag around the guard’s edges, ensuring that the liquid makes direct contact with them. Leave the rag to get three to five minutes, letting the liquid to soak into and soften the guard’s substance.

Lift the rag off the guard. Pry up one advantage of the guard by means of a plastic or wooden spatula. Catch the edge with your fingers. Pull on the border gradually while lifting upward to peel the guard from the bathtub’s bottom. Stop pulling on the guardian when it starts to tear or stops splitting in the tub’s bottom.

Pour additional vinegar, oil or adhesive remover on the rag. Place the rag underneath the raised portion of the guard, pushing it against the tear or stuck part. Leave the rag to sit down for three to five minutes, letting the liquid to soften the guard’s adhesive.

Eliminate the rag. Insert the edge of the spatula underneath the guard’s torn or stuck border, prying it upwards from the bathtub’s surface. Pull on the guard as before when the stubborn edge gets loose. Repeat this procedure to peel the entire guard from the bathtub.

Scatter a mild powdered cleanser into the bathtub, covering its underside surface gently. Rub on the cleanser back and forth through the bathtub’s surface using a nylon scrubber, removing any one of the guard’s clinging adhesive and vinegar, oil or adhesive remover deposits.

Wash the bathtub’s surface using water in the bathtub’s tap to remove the soap residue. Wash the bathtub two to three times to remove the soap thoroughly. Await the tub to dry before adding new slide guards to its surface.

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