How to keep water from getting around a shower curtain

Written by krissi maarx
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Shower curtain leaks can damage your floor and leave a slippery mess, but you can stop water from leaking around your curtain. Always use a shower curtain liner with your cloth curtain, because this plastic sheet will offer your floor most of the protection it needs. Check the grout and caulking around your tub too, as this may be the underlying source of water. If you're sure that your curtain is to blame, your options range from small hardware accessories to a new shower curtain set-up.

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Things you need

  • Plastic shower curtain liner with magnets
  • Suction cups
  • Strong adhesive
  • Curved or U-shaped shower curtain rod (optional)

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  1. 1

    Purchase a shower curtain liner that has magnets on its lower edge. The magnets will adhere to the lower inner wall of your bathtub to stop water from moving the shower curtain.

  2. 2

    Attach suction cups to the left side of the curtain liner with a strong adhesive, such as Gorilla Glue, and repeat this on the right side of the curtain. Allow the adhesive to dry before using the curtain. Wet the suction cups, and stick them to the walls when you use the shower.

  3. 3

    Install splash shields on the front and rear wall of your shower, according to the manufacturer's installation instructions. These small plastic shields hold the shower curtain in place and may be more effective than suction cups.

  4. 4

    Install a curved or U-shaped shower curtain rod if the problem persists. A curved rod will allow more coverage of the plastic liner within the inside of your bathtub, and it may also reduce wetness to bathroom walls.

Tips and warnings

  • Wet the inner edge of your plastic curtain liner, and press it against the wall to seal the curtain against the wall, depending on the wall surface.

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