A sparkling clean bathtub is the dream of every homeowner. It feels amazing to lie down in a warm bathtub with a glass of wine and your favorite book in hand. But no matter how romantic your plans are, everything will be spoilt if your whirlpool bath is not spick & span. However, no worries, the post below offers a brief on some of the most effective solutions for a neat and clean bathtub.
Salt is your savior
Are you fed up with the nasty yellow stains on your bathtub? Well, you can count on your everyday salt here. Make a solution with salt & turpentine in 1:1 ratio. Now, put on your rubber gloves and get a clean rag. Immerse the tag in your solution and start to rub on the stained areas with slight pressure. Rinse your tub thoroughly. Open up the windows and don’t use the bathroom for a while. You need to ensure smooth ventilation inside the bathroom to get rid of the smell. However, remember, this solution id for enamel tubs.
Bank on baking soda
Baking soda will be great as well. You have to make a solution with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide in 2:1 ratio. Then, you will simply need to apply the mix on the dirty stains on your bathtub. After you apply the blend, let it rest for a while, say for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Then, get a soft scrubber and scrub off the stained areas well. Finally, rinse up the tub properly. This solution is good for both enamel and porcelain tubs. However, if you have a porcelain tub, you can go for a hard scrubber like pumice stone. For enamel & acrylic ones, a sponge scrubber is ideal.
Vinegar is always handy
White vinegar is one of the best cleaners for dirty stubborn stains on your bathtubs. Vinegar is pretty strong in itself and you just need to water to it to make an effective cleaning solution. But first, you should fill up your tub with hot water. As your tap starts filling the tub, you will pour in vinegar (3 cups) and you are done. After the tub is filled, close the tap. Don’t scrub now and wait for minimum 4 hours. Yes, this solution is time-consuming but worth each minute of your wait.
After 4 hours, drain out the water and start to scrub on the stained areas. You will come up with a squeaking clean bathtub in no time.
Good old shampoo
When you have no time to mix a solution, just grab your dear old shampoo. You will apply a little amount straight on the stained areas and follow it with a good scrub. Shampoo will not clean the stains but will also bring back the lost luster.
Let’s wind up the post with a few important pointers:
- Never use bleach or strong acid cleaners on enamel tubs.
- Don’t go for abrasive scrubbers on acrylic tubs.
- Porcelain tubs are pretty durable and hence allow usage of any kind of cleaning & scrubbing tool.