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Monday, November 9, 2015

Girls Bathroom - How to mend a hole in a fiberglass tub

Super quick post today, but super helpful!

First, a little back story.
One day the girls said, "You know there is a hole in our tub?"
"What are you talking about?"
"There is a hole in our tub."
I am thinking they have no idea what they are talking about, so I go in there. 
Sure enough, there is a hole in their tub!
So I declared,
"No more using this tub or shower, 'till it's fixed!!"
That went over well sharing our shower with my two teenage daughters!!
I think while installing the new LED lights in the shower, some one dropped something.
(No one is fessing up.)
I should clarify it was only about a quarter of an inch in diameter.
 Small, but it doesn't take much water under a tub to create an awful mess, so it had to be fixed.
I checked into having someone come fix it.
It was over $100 for this little hole.

Am I the DIY Queen or not?
I decided I could tackle this baby myself.

After a little Internet research and some shopping. 
I was armed and ready!!
Both Lowe's and Home Depot had some sort of kit.
 I chose 3M's Tub and Shower Repair Kit from Lowe's for $16.
Saved my self over $84!!!

It was actually pretty simple.
Step 1
Lightly sand with sanding sponge.
Step 2
Put on plastic gloves and using wet fingers work the epoxy putty into damaged area. Smooth and remove excess epoxy before it hardens in 5 minutes.
Step 3
After 60 minutes, wet sand smooth.
The kit came with gloves, sanding sponge and two colors of putty to mix to get a perfect color match.
My tub was white so I didn't have to mix it.

I was very pleased with the results!
My repair is barely visible.
Power to the DIYERs!!

Thanks for stopping by!