When 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.
By JS from WI
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How do I remove soap scum from a shower and tub without using harsh chemicals? I have become very sensitive to them.
You can try natural products like equal parts of vinegar and water with some mild dishwash soap.
Use the Magic Eraser
We use white vinegar and a bristle brush, squeegee after.
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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Does anyone have a GREAT cleaner they swear by for really bad soap scum and hard water stains on bathtubs?
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!