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May 28, 2010

Cleaning Soap Scum from a BathtubWhen cleaning soap scum from a porcelain bathtub, I sprayed 409 and then went over it lightly with Scotch-Brite stainless steel scrubbing pads. Not sure how long the scum was there from previous owner, but it came off and didn't harm the finish on bathtub.

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April 8, 2018

How do I remove soap scum from a shower and tub without using harsh chemicals? I have become very sensitive to them.


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You can try natural products like equal parts of vinegar and water with some mild dishwash soap.

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Use the Magic Eraser

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We use white vinegar and a bristle brush, squeegee after.

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January 31, 2013

Soap scum build up on a tub can be very difficult to remove. This is a page about removing soap scum build up from a plastic tub.

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May 27, 2010

Does anyone have a GREAT cleaner they swear by for really bad soap scum and hard water stains on bathtubs?

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September 7, 2009

Have you ever had trouble cleaning scum off of your bathroom tiles or shower doors? Well, I've got a great tip that's sure to help! Use your leftover fabric softener sheets to rub them off!

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