Paint free solutions to whiten and brighten your bathtubs are a very appealing option. Quick fix, low cost, what could be better? What? I need a “special cleaner” to maintain that look? OK, I’ll do it! I need my tubs to look better NOW!
Just like with most things, you can overdo it with the whitening. Take teeth whitening for example. It’s the norm these days, you can do it anytime, while you sleep or while you work. A regular routine of whitening gum, toothpaste, DIY trays and whitening strips can lead the teeth to quickly regain their sheen.
Depending on your oral hygiene and dietary habits (i.e. coffee and red wine drinking), you will need to retouch your teeth with at-home whitening treatments in 6, 12 and 18-month intervals. Why could more whitening be problematic? The peroxide in whitening agents can lead to cellular damage, such as gingivitis and oversensitivity, in the gums. Overdoing it with the DIY strips can also wear away the outer shell of the tooth, known as enamel.
You can whiten and brighten your tubs with chemicals, but in the long run, you are wearing away at the outer shell of the enamel (or porcelain) finish. You can only wear away for so long before problems pile up, discoloration, dirt and grime build up, and frustrated housekeepers. That is the bottom line.