The glaze on your bathtub keeps it looking great, protects the surface under it and also makes it easy to keep clean. There are a couple of reasons why glaze will begin to peel. Once it does, the bathtub will have to be covered or covered with a liner.
Peeling glaze on your bathtub has two main causes: improper application and damage. If the glaze is not the first factory finish, then it may not have adhered properly to the tub. This is common in do-it-yourself refinishing jobs, but can also happen with professionally applied finishes. If the surface is not correctly repaired or the tub or surrounding room is too cold, the glaze wo not stick. Even if the glaze is correctly applied, or is the first factory finish, chips, dings and scratches can result in peeling. Any small opening in the finish will allow water to seep beneath the glaze. This moisture loosens the grip between the glaze and the surface of the tub and contributes to peeling. Damage often occurs from heavy things dropped in the tub, such as a can of shaving cream or massive toys.