Asked on Jul 1, 2012

Anyone how how to patch a hairline crack in the tub?

Carol FredetteWoodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com3po3


Yes tub is old...but the only problem with it is a hairline crack on the bottom, I am just afraid of the floor boards below will rot out, I have had a piece of gorilla tape on it for the past year, seems to work, and I can't afford a remodel. I think the clearcoat wore off thru the years, it's not visible...unless you look close. I am not skilled at this stuff...but I sure will try. Thank You!
3 answers
  • 3po3
    on Jul 2, 2012

    There are patch kits, but I think you are better off hiring a pro for this, particularly, as you note, because it could leak and cause serious problems. There are contractors who specialize in this work.

  • Plastic or acrylic tubs often begin to develop spider cracks in the finish coat as time goes on. There are many products that can be used to refinish the tub but I would suggest you contact someone such as Bath Fitters. These people make a mold of your tub and install a new liner that fits over and around the tub making it look brand new in just one day. If the crack is bad enough to be leaking, there is not other option other then tearing it all out and installing another tub in its place.

  • Carol Fredette
    on Aug 14, 2015

    If your tub is plastic or acrylic and is over 5 years old then you should replace the tub. If it is a ceramic tub call a professional. If a coated steel there is a kit made to repair holes and cracks. Most big box stores carry them or you can get one on line. search google for tub repair kits

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