If you are among the people who definitely appreciate having a clean and tidy home, your bathroom is probably one of the house cleaning nightmares you wish you would deal with much better. Of course, calling the professional cleaners can be a great choice, both from the point of view of the results and from the point of view of the time you can save.
However, what can you do if you don’t want to call in the cleaning service and bathroom cleaning is knocking on your door? We have gathered some amazing tips to help you remove all those stubborn stains off your bath tub so make sure to read on and find out more!
1. Before you even start doing anything, make sure you know exactly what type of bathtub you have because this will determine the type of product you should use when cleaning it. Generally speaking, there are 3 types of bath tub: porcelain, enamel and acrylic. Porcelain bath tubs tend to be very resistant, enamel tubs (although probably the most common, especially when it comes to older bath tubs) should never be cleaned with drain cleaner and bleach and acrylic tubs should never be cleaned with anything abrasive (such as pumice stones for example).
2. If you want to clean your porcelain bath tub, sprinkle some abrasive cleaning powder and use a scouring pad to remove all the stains. Then, make a solution out of cleaning powder and water and spread that over the entire surface of the bath tub. Leave it there for about 30 minutes and then scrub again. Rinse well.
3. If you want to clean your enamel bath tub, you can use any commercial cleaner that doesn’t have bleach in it. Even more, shampoo can be great for removing the yellowish ring that forms around the bathtub, precisely because shampoo is designed to remove human oils. Last, but not least, if you stumble upon very persistent stains, use one tablespoon of trisodium phosphate mixed with one gallon of hot water and use this to clean the stains. However, keep in mind that this type of cleaner should never be mixed with other types of cleaners so if you tried anything before it, make sure you rinse very well.
4. If you want to clean your acrylic tub, use simple dishwasher and hot water – and this should do the trick. Also, if you want to go for a solution that is more natural, you can also use a mixture of white vinegar and water, spray it over the stains and leave it there for about 30 minutes. When you rinse and scrub the stains, make sure you only use soft sponges because acrylic bathtubs can be very sensitive to scouring pads and pumice stones. Also, keep in mind the fact that it’s not necessary to use waxing products on acrylic tubs because they are already shiny enough. Last, but not least, remind yourself to go through the bathroom cleaning and bath tub cleaning process about once a week if you have an acrylic tub because they generally get dirtier sooner than other types of tubs.
5. Aside from vinegar and water, you can also use a mixture made out of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide (but not too much of it). Unless your tub should not be washed with anything too abrasive, this mixture will work wonders. Even more, this homemade cleaner can also remove stains created by bleaches and drain cleaners on enamel bathtubs so if you want something inexpensive to clean those out, this is your solution.