A low-maintenance option to protect the walls around your tub from moisture is a vinyl tub surround. These three-piece sets can be less expensive than installing a tile surround and are definitely a project a do-it-yourselfer with basic skills can handle.
Things You'll Need
- Tub enclosure
- Flat bar
- Construction glue
- Caulking and gun
- Straight edge
Remove the shower fixture cover plate and spout,and any towel and soap bars.
Start at one corner and pry the old enclosure away from the wall, Keep a steady amount of presure and using a pry bar or scraper force the enclosure away from the wall.
Remove all old caulking from the tub with a scraper and clean surface. Make any necessary repairs to the wall.
Apply the adhesive to the wall with a 1/4-inch V-notch trowel covering the entire area.
Start applying the corner pieces first then make your cut outs for the shower fixture. Apply the front,back and side pieces.
Work all the bubbles out of the glue by applying preasure to the enclosure. Use a rolling pin if necessary.
Caulk all seams and areas that come in contact with the adjacent walls and tub.
Assemble and caulk the shower fittings and install your curtain. Wait four hours and your tub is ready for use.
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