How to Remove Stains from a Bathtub

Your bathtub can be stained by a variety of sources. Rust and hard water stains are some of the most common problems in a bathroom along with the soap scum and shampoo build-up. Blue and green mineral stains, that occur around the spout of the tub, could also be a problem to remove. Hair dye should not be skipped with easy hand, as the dye will be very difficult to be cleaned up once it dries. Fortunately, for each of these stains, there is a proper cleaning method that will make your bathtub shine again.

  1. Cover the entire bathtub with an even layer of baking soda. Pour water into a spray bottle , then apply it to the baking soda so a thick paste forms. Grab a scrub brush and start scrubbing your bathtub in a circular motions. Make sure that the entire surface of the tub has been thoroughly scrubbed, then rinse off the baking soda by turning on the shower.
  2. Treat any blue or green mineral stains with an enamel cleaner. Pour the cleaner on the stains and let it sit for five minutes before wiping it off with a dry cloth. Use plain water to rinse the area.
  3. Professional cleaners suggest using white vinegar to get rid of rust. Pour the vinegar directly on the rusted area and leave it to sit for an hour. Then, use a scrub brush to scrub the stains lightly until they come up. Rinse the area using the showerhead.
  4. If there are any remaining stains, make a cleaning paste by mixing ¼ cup of powdered dish-washing detergent and enough water in a large bowl. Apply the paste directly on the stains and scrub it gently using a scrub brush. Wait for 20 minutes and rinse off the paste with plain water.

If you cannot remove some of the stains from your bathtub, consider hiring professionals.

October 7, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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