Suction cups can secure shelving, shower caddies and hooks to showers and tubs for better organization and storage of toiletries. Tubs with textured surfaces pose a problem for these handy accessories because the suction cups cannot form a strong seal and stick. However, the cups can stick with simple preparation of the textured surface.
Things You'll Need
- Bathtub cleaner
- Hand orbital sander
- 40-grit sandpaper
- 150-grit sandpaper
Clean the textured space where the suction cups will be applied with a bathtub cleaner.
Sand down the area using a hand orbital sander equipped with 40-grit sandpaper. This coarse grit provides heavy sanding that will strip and flatten the textured surface.
Sand down the same area using 150-grit sandpaper. This fine grit smooths the area, allowing for an even surface where the suction cups can stick.
Rinse the sanded surface and wipe dry with a towel.
Apply shampoo directly to the suction cups and press the cups firmly to the newly sanded surface. Hold the cups to the surface for about one minute for a secure set.