How to Clean Acrylic Shower Pans

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Cleaning your acrylic shower pan only reqires a sponge and some soap.
Cleaning your acrylic shower pan only reqires a sponge and some soap. (Image: washing sponge image by Avesun from Fotolia.com)

Acrylic shower pans are a common sight in modern homes. Though acrylic material makes for a fine shower pan (due to its water-resistant properties) it is very important that it is taken care of, as cleaning an acrylic shower pan with the wrong materials can damage or degrade your shower pan over time. Fortunately, cleaning you shower pan correctly does not take much time or effort.

Things You'll Need

  • Dish soap
  • Sponge

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Dampen a sponge with some water and then pour a quarter-sized amount of regular dish soap onto the sponge. Squeeze the sponge a few times until a lather appears.

Use the sponge to scrub the shower pan. Regular dirt and buildup should come off fairly easy, but if you are having trouble with persistent stains or soap scum, you may need to use a scouring pad.

Turn on your shower and let it rinse the shower pan. Once all the dirt and buildup has washed down the drain, turn off the water.

Tips & Warnings

  • It is very important not to use regular household cleaners on acrylic shower pans, as they can damage the finish due to their acidic or basic properties.

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