Clean your bathtub on a weekly basis
Unlock the secrets to a pristine bathtub! Keeping your bathtub in top-notch condition is easier than you think. With a little regular maintenance, you can bid farewell to stubborn stains and soap scum buildup. Make it a weekly ritual to give your tub some TLC and enjoy a sparkling clean bathing haven. And here’s a nifty tip: after each use, grab a trusty squeegee or towel to wipe away any water spots, ensuring a spotless finish. Oh, and don’t forget those toys, products, and bath mats—remember to remove them and let the tub drain completely. No one wants rust surprises, right? With these simple steps and maybe even a “Move-in/move-out cleaning” session, your bathtub will be the envy of the bathroom!
Unfortunately, when it comes to cleaning bathtubs, there is no “one size fits all” solution. It is very important for you to know what type of bathtub you have before you apply any harsh chemicals or products. When some tub liners are subjected to abrasive cleaners it can cause them to corrode and peel.
How to clean a porcelain bathtub
It is safe to use most bathtub cleaners on porcelain. For discoloration and stubborn stains, mix water and bleaching powder, like Comet or Ajax, to make a thick paste. Then scrub the area and low the mixture to sit for 30-45 minutes, and if necessary, rinse and repeat. For extreme situations, you can try to use a handheld scrub brush, heavy-duty sponge or porcelain sandpaper.
How to clean an acrylic bathtub
It is safe to use most non-aerosol and non-abrasive cleaners on acrylic. Scrub Free, Kaboom, Fantastik, 409, and Glass Plus are recommended products. Make sure that you rinse off the chemicals thoroughly.
To use a natural cleaner to soften up mineral deposits, use a vinegar and water solution. Don’t use an abrasive cleaner like Soft Scrub, Ajax, or Comet since they may cause irreversible damage to the liner of an acrylic tub.
How to clean a fiberglass bathtub
You can clean a fiberglass bathtub with non-abrasive bathroom cleaners, liquid laundry detergents, or dishwashing liquids. You can make a natural cleaning by using water to wet baking soda to form a paste. Then rub the paste on a brush or sponge to clean. To get rid of stubborn stains, allow the cleaner to sit for one hour. To remove tough stains such as oil-based paints, tar, and adhesive use an acetone nail polish remover. Apply the acetone with a cotton ball and then rinse it off.