Here’s How To Clean A Bathtub The Right Way

how to clean a bathtub the right way

Let’s face it, the bathroom is a pretty serious germ and bacteria zone. There are definitely some tips and tricks to keeping it as tidy as possible. The bathtub can be a magnet for soap scum, mildew and grime. Not exactly what you want to think about when wanting to take a long, leisurely soak at the end of a stressful day, right? Read on for some unique tips on how to keep your tub cleaned properly.

Clean your tub based on its material

Porcelain: You can use basically any store bought bathtub cleaner. The key here is wiping and rinsing away any cleaning products so they do not leave a residue. For tough stains, mix a bleaching powder like Comet to form a thick paste. Rub the paste on the stain and let it sit for 15 to 30 minutes. Then wipe and rinse.

Acrylic: Make sure you read the labels. Look for non-abrasive and non-aerosol cleaners. Always avoid cleansers such as Ajax or Comet that break down the tub liner.

Fiberglass: Non-abrasive cleaners are the way to go with fiberglass tubs. You should also be using a non-abrasive applicator, and always rinse away the solution and dry with a soft towel.

Consider a natural cleanser

Create a natural solution by mixing water and baking soda to form a paste. Cover the entire bathtub and tile, and then spray the paste covered tub with white vinegar. Gently scrub the shower with a rag; using a toothbrush for hard to reach places.  

Stay proactive, clean it weekly

If you really want to keep that shower sparkling, then you have to take a proactive approach, rinsing and wiping down the tub after bathing. This is the best way to prevent dirt, grime, soap scum and stains from forming and to minimize your weekly cleaning. Don’t forget to clean under shampoo and conditioner bottles and bath toys.