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Quick Guide On How To Properly Clean Your Bathtub

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Cleaning Your Bathtub

Unwind and rejuvenate, that’s the promise of a warm, relaxing bath. 

While many focus on finding the perfect bathtub, the tranquility of your tub oasis can quickly be disrupted by the unsightly stains, soap scum, and mildew that tend to accumulate over time.

Fear not! Let us show you the many effective and efficient guide to cleaning your bathtub.


Methods For Cleaning Your Bathtub


Use Commercial Cleaners

Commercial cleaners are the easiest method because these products are made for tackling pesky soap scum, hard water stains, mold, and mildew.

Pick out the right cleaning agent for your bathtub and make sure to check the product specifications and your bathtub material. 

This is because some commercial cleaners may be too abrasive for delicate materials.

A note of warning, make sure to check the labels and do some research before using any chemical cleaners. Strong chemicals will produce strong-smelling fumes that may cause nausea. Make sure when handling these heavy chemicals with protective gear such as gloves and masks.


The old baking soda and vinegar method

The popular baking soda and vinegar method is also a viable option for cleaning stains. 

When the vinegar meets with baking soda, there is a chemical reaction that would create a natural cleaning solution that gives its ability to tackle stains, soap scum, and mineral deposits.


Here are the steps to doing so : 

Step 1 – Spread the baking around the bathtub.

Step 2 – Using an empty spray bottle, fill the spray bottle with vinegar and spray the baking soda with the vinegar.

Step 3 – When it starts bubbling, mix the vinegar and baking soda and leave it on the surface of the tub for 5 – 10 minutes.

Step 4 – Scrub the bathtub with a sponge. ( use the hard part of the sponge on tougher stains )

Step 5 – Thoroughly rinse the bathtub with water and clean off any of the vinegar/bakingsoda residue.

Step 6 – Repeat when needed, until the bathtub is clean.


The Power Of Steam

Steam cleaning is a highly effective cleaning method for cleaning a bathtub, as well as various other surfaces in the bathroom. 


How does it work?

Steam cleaning utilizes hot steam as a way to break down dirt, grime, and stains. Bacteria and mold usually cannot handle high temps, so the high temperature of the steam helps to sanitize surfaces by killing bacteria and mold.

Steam cleaning’s advantage is that it does not use chemicals to do the cleaning. This is advantageous for those looking for an eco-friendly solution or sensitive towards cleaning products.

While steam cleaning is effective, it may not be suitable for all types of bathtubs. Always check with the manufacturer or care instructions for your specific bathtub model to ensure compatibility with steam cleaning.


Lemon and salt

When all the other methods are out of your reach, you can try cutting a lemon in half and using salt to clean out stains and grimes.

Using lemon and salt as a cleaning method is a natural and effective way to tackle stains, soap scum, and grime in your bathtub. The acidity of the lemon and the roughness of the salt is the perfect ingredient for cleaning those stubborn stains.


How to do it? It is simple.

Step 1 – Cut the lemon in half.

Step 2 – Sprinkle salt on the exposed side of the cut lemon.

Step 3 – Use the side with the cut lemon and scrub the bathtub.

Step 4 – Let it rest for a couple of minute and rinse it.

Using lemon and salt is not only effective but also a safe and eco-friendly alternative to harsh chemicals. 

The natural components of lemon and salt make them suitable for various bathtub materials.



Now that you are armed with an array of cleaning methods, from commercial cleaners to the simplicity of natural ingredients like lemon and salt you are ready to clean your bathtub. Say farewell to stubborn stains and soap scum.

It is also important to note that not all bathtubs are the same. You can find out more about the different types of bathtubs here.

If you are looking for some high quality bathtub that would last you for a long time, take a look at our selection of bathtubs and find what you are looking for!


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