How do I whiten my faded tub surround?

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  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 23, 2019

    What is it made of?

  • Leeann Leeann on Mar 23, 2019


  • JC JC on Mar 23, 2019

    There is a paint that is made for tubs that I have used. They do require 24 hour drying before using and some prep time, but will come out looking like new.

  • William William on Mar 23, 2019

    If it's faded and you tried to clean it with no change then the finish has worn. You can use Rustoleum or Homax tub and tile paint kits to paint it.

  • Patsy47 Patsy47 on Mar 23, 2019

    yep, above answers correct....the plastic has yellowed due to the chemicals in

    its makeup and no amount of bleach will whiten it up again, either replace or paint......

  • Tere Tere on Mar 27, 2019

    If it's just faded and dull from age I'd try giving it a good scrub with baking soda. Using the shower head, wet the tub & sprinkle on a light layer of baking soda. While it sits, mix up a hot bucket of water with a squirt of Dawn. Now scrub it really well. Rinse well. Once it's completely dry, rub on Gel Coat fiberglass tub & shower polish. Buff it til it sparkles!

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Mar 30, 2019

    You can try an auto whitening polish

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir Jeremy Hoffpauir on Mar 30, 2019

    Use magic erasers with a paste.

    Magic Erasers:

    Paste Cleaner:

  • Betsy Betsy on Jul 24, 2021

    Hi Bette: You can try a magic eraser dipped in some vinegar and a bit of Dawn, or repainting it. What is it made of? That will depend on what type of paint to use.

    Good luck

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