Cleaning the Bathtub

Cleaning a bathtub is a necessary household chore, if not an exciting one. Generally the tub can be cleaned using household cleaners. Sometimes more specialized cleaners may be needed. This is a guide about cleaning the bathtub.
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March 2, 2015 Flag
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Today I tried bleaching, Oxiclean, and Lysol foam cleaner. Nothing worked. I wish I had taken a before picture. I decided to try the cleaner that I use to clean my ceramic cook-top. It worked. Right before my eyes, the dirt came clean.

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I figured if it could clean grease off the cook-top it could dissolve body oils too. I bought it my local grocery store. It is a paste like cleaner and comes in a tub similar to car wax. It also comes with a small scrubbing sponge. The brand name is Carbona Ceramic Cooktop Power Cleaner. I did have to use the sponge that came with it a scrub a little, but it came off in minutes.

April 22, 20150 found this helpful

I have a terrible time trying to keep my tub clean. Thanks for the tip, can't wait to try it.

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April 27, 20150 found this helpful

November 5, 2010 Flag
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When your bathtub really gets grimy looking and the bathroom cleaners don't seem to be working, try a scrubby sponge and a bit of powder dish washer soap. It doesn't scratch, but it will get things super clean.

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By Lynn from WV

November 5, 20110 found this helpful

I use a bottle of vinegar to water and spray when leaving the shower/tub. Half hour later after leaving the shower/tub, I just go in and spray and I have a clean disinfected shower/tub. If that nasty grime does accumulate, I first spray with the vinegar, then I sprinkle with baking soda and scrub. If that doesn't do the trick, I add some salt to the baking soda. Makes the tub shine and I've never had to use those other chemicals. This is great since my daughter and I are sensitive to so many of those.

Dee

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November 7, 20110 found this helpful

November 19, 2014 Flag

Now that I'm an Oldie but Goodie I have found an easier way to clean the bathtub. After my shower, I lightly sprinkle cleanser in tub. I got a broom from Dollar Tree, wet it and swish it all over, tub and walls.

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March 24, 2010 Flag

To quickly and easily clean your bathtub area or shower stall, fill a bucket with cleaner and hot water. Place the bucket into the tub or at the bottom of the stall. Use a mop with the water-cleaner mixture to wash down entire area.

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April 30, 2008 Flag
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Instead of using chemicals to clean your bathtub, use vinegar and baking soda. Spray vinegar heavily on tub then put baking soda on...

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February 11, 2010 Flag
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A stiff broom with plastic bristles makes a nice tool for cleaning the bathtub without having to bend down. Scouring powder works well with the broom. Of course, if there is an unusual amount of hard water deposit, it may still be necessary to scrape it off with a knife.

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January 5, 2013 Flag

My family would love to take baths, but not clean the tub. I finally got them into the habit of before leaving the bathroom, sprinkle cleasner into the tub. The next person will have to clean the tub and so on and so on. Now we can be sure that everyone in the house is cleaning the tub.

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December 4, 2011 Flag
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Use liquid toilet bowl cleaner in your bathtub or shower to remove hard water stains, minerals, mildew, and soap residue. It's stronger than bathtub cleaners and does the job in no time.

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August 17, 2009 Flag
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You can use salt scrub that you use on your skin also to clean your shower or tub. I take a scrub brush and put a heaping tablespoon across the bottom. Then I spray water around the tub with the showerhead to make the tub damp.

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September 12, 2016 Flag
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I need to know what is the best cleaner for my tub surround.

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February 26, 2014 Flag
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To quickly and efficiently clean tubs and showers, use this procedure:

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May 3, 2012 Flag
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I just moved into a new apartment and everything was new looking and clean. Until my son took his first bath. There are dirty little footprints in the bottom of the tub that won't go away. I've tried every household cleaner I can think of. The tub is not porcelain. I don't know what to use. Please help.

By Nikki F

May 5, 20120 found this helpful

Use a Mr, Clean Magic Sponge - it works wonders!

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October 17, 20150 found this helpful

April 27, 2012 Flag

When we moved into our "new" apartment, it needed a good cleaning! The worst of it was in the bathtub/shower. I used cleaner after cleaner, until I talked to the apartment manager one day.

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March 2, 2009 Flag
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How do you clean soap out of a bathtub (not porcelain)? I also need to clean the fabric liner for the bathtub. It has some rust stains on the bottom.

May 19, 20110 found this helpful

Never use Comet or AJAX to clean unless you want to scour the surface away, this junk is nothing more than powdered 'sandpaper'.

Now get in the habit of wiping down the tub/shower enclosure each day... Purchase the following:

1) Squeege

2) Microfibre cloths

Squeege the surfaces first, then finish with a microfibre cloth wipe down, this will take about 3 minutes and your bath enclosure will be clean every day.

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March 13, 2006 Flag
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Fill tub or sink with the hottest water you can. Add at least 1 cup dishwasher powder. Stir to mix well. Let sit until water is cold. Let out water as it is draining wipe sides with a rag...

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April 8, 2005 Flag
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I just moved into an apt that had a rubber bathmat in the tub. Now there's about 30 large, round circles of buildup in the tub. How do I remove them economically, or at all. I can't find anything that helps. Jigger

April 12, 20050 found this helpful

Try the 'green pad' scourer and scouring powder first - if that doesn't work try fine grade sand paper - BUT only if you have a ceramic bath! Don't use abrasive cleaners on 'plastic' baths or you will damage/dull the surface.

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Jo

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April 29, 20050 found this helpful

March 1, 2010 Flag
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I heard that you can use baking soda to clean out your bathtub. I was wondering how much baking soda would I need to use to clean it out? Thanks.

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