How to clean a bathtub

Cleaning the kitchen and the bathroom is a challenge, but it has to be done in order to provide a healthy environment for you and your family.

Grime, stains, mold, and mildew may be some of the biggest enemies of your place for relaxation – the bathtub. So, it’s important to learn more about the ways for deep cleaning of your bathtub. Read below to find some easy tips for keeping your bathtub shining, as long as getting rid of bathroom mold, hard water marks, rust stains, bathtub rings, lime scale, mildew stains, soap scum, and more.

First, you should get familiar with your bathtub’s material. For instance, if your tub is acrylic, you should avoid using abrasive materials. Enamel is a common material used for tubs, but it is sensitive to drain cleaners and bleach. Porcelain, on the other hand, is known for its durability and it’s often used for making sinks and tubs.

Put on gloves and start cleaning. First, remove any hair from the drain and continue with applying the cleaner.

For cleaning a porcelain tub you can safely use an abrasive powder like Comet or Ajax. Add a little water to the powder and use the scrubbing side of your dish sponge to scrub the stained area with the mixture. For removing tough stains from your porcelain tub do not hesitate to use a pumice stone for scrubbing.

For cleaning enamel bathtubs do not use the abrasive powder solution, as it may leave scratches. Just use commercial bathroom or surface cleaner that does not contain bleach as it may leave rust-like stains. You can also try using shampoo for washing your tub and then rinse off.

Acrylic bathtubs require regular cleaning. Try to wash your acrylic tub at least once a week. You can use liquid dish-washing soap and hot water to clean it. For cleaning hard water build-up use white vinegar mixed with water in equal parts. Scrub the surface with the mixture and leave it for an hour, then rinse off. Use soft sponges for scrubbing because acrylic is susceptible to scratching.