How to Clean a Refinished Bathtub

Nothing beats the sparkle of a freshly cleaned tub, but for owners of older tubs, achieving this kind of clean may be impossible. Over time, the glazing in the tub scratches and erodes, creating a dull, dingy look. At Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing, we offer a quick, affordable solution for damaged tubs and showers: bathtub refinishing.  The primary question we get about bathtub refinishing is two-fold: how long will it last, and how do I clean it?

What are VOC’s and Why You Should Be Aware

At Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing, we pride ourselves in our ability to refinish household surfaces and get them looking like new again. However, what we value most is our customer’s health and ensuring that none of the products we use in their home cause any sort of disturbance to them. To prevent this, we use eco-friendly products with low VOC’s. You might not be aware of how many products in your own home contain VOC’s, or that these products could potentially be the culprit behind some symptoms you mistook as a cold. At Fox Valley, we are a company you can trust not just with your home but with your health. In order to find out more about our eco-friendly refinishing services, call (847) 650- 6271 today. 

Green Clean Machine: Using Simple Ingredients for Cleaning

Choosing the right cleaning supplies for your home is a challenging feat. Amongst the sea of products, you’re searching to find something that is safe, effective, and environmentally friendly. Some of the best options are found in your local grocer’s produce and baking aisles including lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and baking soda. At Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing, we are committed to using eco-friendly products. After your bathroom refinishing project is complete, continue the green methodology with your cleaning routine.

Beware of DIY: Leave the Bathroom Refinishing Projects to the Experts

As the premier bathtub and bathroom refinishing experts serving St. Charles and surrounding areas, Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing gets a lot of questions about DIY projects. Do your homework, and consult with the experts when a job is out of your wheelhouse. When it comes to bathtub refinishing, we strongly discourage using DIY kits. Let us tackle this job for minimal downtime and optimal results.

Saving Dollars and Sense: Repairing and Refinishing Bathtubs

You’ve likely heard that refinishing a bathtub costs a fraction of what it takes to completely gut and replace it, but what are the hard facts? The value of a dollar has never been more important than it is now, especially with the holidays just around the corner. Save some hard-earned cash, and skip the stress by refinishing your bathtub this winter. At Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing, we’re here to give you the bathroom of your dreams for less money and without the headache.

Conquer Soap Scum and Grime with Natural Cleaners

Every homeowner knows that the first step to maintaining a home is keeping it clean. Clean bathroom surfaces offer safety and longevity. With so many cleaning products on the market, it’s hard to know which one is best for your bathroom. At Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing, our specialty is repairing, refinishing, and maintaining bathroom surfaces. We’re pros at keeping bathroom surfaces in peak condition. From marble, acrylic, and cast iron, each surface must be carefully treated. The good news is that some of the easiest bathroom cleaning tricks are inexpensive and natural!

Spring Cleaning Tips

It’s March and spring is in the air – time for spring cleaning! March is a great time to get going on your annual spring cleaning chores. Most people think of spring cleaning as an opportunity to air out the house, clean rugs and upholstery and wash windows. We’ve added a few tips to help you get through the chores quickly so you can get outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. General Spring Cleaning Tips Don’t forget your washing machine. Grease and grime build up in the drum over time. Just wipe it down with a vinegar and water solution and rinse. Now’s a good time to check your refrigerator coils (usually underneath the fridge) for caked on dust and dirt. You can usually remove it with a vacuum cleaner. Is your stainless-steel sink dull and rusty? Remove the deposits easily by following the tips in this video. If … Continued

Beating the Acrylic Bathtub Blues

Acrylic bathtub got you down? Is your acrylic bathtub dull and dingy? Squeaky tub turning your peaceful soak into an annoying nightmare? Try these tips for the best-looking bathtub in town! Acrylic is a great material to use for bathroom fixtures. It makes lightweight, affordable and beautiful acrylic bathtubs and showers. The downside? Even if they’re properly maintained, they wear over time and cause issues. Try these tips for beating the bathtub blues. Dull Finishes Your dull acrylic tub may simply be a victim of soap scum or hard water deposits. You may be able to restore the shine with one of these solutions. Mix 2 cups of white vinegar and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray the tub and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Scrub with a microfiber cloth or VERY soft brush. Rinse well. Mix 1 cup of borax or baking soda with 2 … Continued

Weekend Home Improvement Projects

Got a few days off? You’re probably going to be stuck inside most of this winter. Why not make your home a little more comfortable for your family with these home improvement refreshes? Kitchen fixes Which room is the most used in your home? Probably the kitchen. That means it’s the prime candidate for quick updates. Replace that splattered window treatment above your sink. You can find some easy instructions for making your own roman shade at dummies.com. Have us refinish your sink or countertop for a completely new look in just a few days. You can learn more about out sink refinishing services and countertop refinishing services on our website. Replace plastic switchplates and outlet covers with metal or wooden ones. The upgraded look is well worth the minimal home improvement expense. Organize kitchen cabinets by adding wire racks hold sheet pans, cutting boards, cooling racks, etc. upright. Clear … Continued

Is Your Home Ready for the Holiday Season?

The holiday season will be here before we know it! We’re already seeing Christmas decorations in the stores and gift flyers in the newspaper. Family gatherings and parties are a big part of the celebration, but they can cause a lot of stress – especially if your house feels dingy and outdated. The good news: You still have time to get your home ready before the madness begins.  Here are a few ideas to help you get over that stress and enjoy the holidays more this year. Easy holiday bathroom updates OK, so an olive-green bathtub might seem more festive for the next month or so, but the rest of the year it’s just an eyesore. It’s hard to justify the cost of replacing a tub or shower with all your other holiday bills. Plus, you don’t need the hassle of contractors in your house while you’re busy with holiday … Continued