How to Remove Bathtub Decals

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Bathtub decals can be removed by soaking and softening them with warm water, using a non-abrasive spatula to remove them and cleaning any dirt remnants with a bathroom cleanser. With the right cleaning tools and supplies, removing bathtub decals should... View Video Transcript

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Ann Myrick

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Hi, this is Ann Myrick, and today I'm going to show you, how to remove bathtub decals. Many time you will move into a place and they'll have the decals, like ducks for the children, or older ladies or gentlemen. And a lot of times they're very gritty and dirty, and you want to remove those, and either replace them or just have a clean tub. So what I would do first is, this bathtub just has- a lot of times people will use tape and this one has old tape on it. So first what you want to do, is with hot water, I would just begin to put a little bit of the hot water right on top of the decal, and put a little bit of soap, excuse me, I'll put a little bit of the soap, and just kind of really work it in. What I'm doing now is just trying to get the decals soft, and you'll see how the corners are already starting to come up, and you just want to let it soak, and a lot of times that's all you need. Then I will take- I use a non-abrasive, kind of rubbery spatula from the kitchen, you want to be sure it's not metal, you want to be sure it's soft but also firm. And I will just start, so you can see the tape just starting to come up, and then a lot of times they'll just pull right up. Now after you take- this one's not bad, but after you take them off, many times there's a discoloring, or there is a lot of guck, so you might want to go back with like a Comet, which is scratch-free, but a Comet, or a cleanser, and just really clean where your decal was, and then give it a fresh rinse. And before you start, what you might want to do is wipe all the- if there's anything in your tub, like hair, dirt, that you don't want to go down your drain, you might want to take a paper towel and clean all that out before you do this, so when you do your wash, you're not sending dirt down your drain. This is Ann Myrick, and that is how you take off decals.