Install an Acrylic Tub and Tub Surround

Remove an old plastic tub and surround and install a new tub and three piece surround with new plumbing and a tile border.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Caulk gun
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Level
  • Drill bit set
  • Grout float
  • Hearing protection
  • Hole saw kit
  • Notched trowel
  • Pipe wrench
  • Pry bar
  • Safety glasses
  • Slip joint pliers
  • Utility knife

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • New Tub and Surround
  • Tub/Shower Faucet
  • Two 2x4x8
  • Caulk
  • 1-1/2-in. Roofing Nails (approx. 20
  • Backerboard screws (box)
  • 1/4-in. backerboard (1 sheet)
  • Tile
  • Adhesive
  • Grout
  • Painting supplies
  • Plumbing Supplies (as needed)