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How to Clean Your Bathtub: From Filthy to Neat

Who would want dirt, grime, stain rings, soap scum, discoloration coupled with hard water menace to steal away the sanitation of their bathtub? Well, here is a quick guide to have that dirty bathtub transformed to the perfect place to clean yourself!

Before you jump to cleanse all that dirt off the tub, you should know what your bathtub is made of. If it is porcelain, you should use a non-abrasive cleanser. If there is enamel, beware of anything with bleach.

  • Fiberglass bathtubs can be damaged by consumer level soap scum removers. And acrylic tubs should be dealt with soft cleaners.

Also, you should have a pair of gloves as armor before the battle begins. Apply the cleaner to the interiors of the bathtub. Allow the cleaner to sit in for few minutes so that it cuts through the dirt and grime. Also make sure you remove hair from the traps in the drains to prevent clogging.

  • To get rid of soap scum, make use of an old toothbrush or a cleaning brush. Start off with scrubbing the corners where the walls meet the tub. Look for other places where soap scum has accumulated and scrub them off.
  • To tackle with discoloration, go for a mixture of salt and turpentine. Commercial rust removers are effective in removing rust stains. Remove hard-water deposits on shower enclosures with a solution of white vinegar and water.

Rinse your tub after removing all the dirt and stain and wipe it with a cleaning cloth.

Cleaning the bathtub alone will not be enough. Make sure your whole bathroom is clean, including the taps and showers, shower curtains and bath mat.

And clean yourself as well in that neat bathroom of yours :-)

Cristina Toplita

I write for decoist.

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