Cleaning bathtubs can sometimes become a complicated task. The following is a guide on how you can go about it in an effective way.
Clean Your Bathtub At Least Once A Week
Cleaning your bathtub on a regular basis helps maintain tidiness. This ensures that stains and soap scum are not allowed to build up. In addition, to avoid mildew and water spots from forming, use a towel or squeegee to dry the tub after use. Allow full drainage by removing all products, bathmats and toys to prevent the formation of rust.
There is no specific method or process of cleaning a bathtub. First, know the type of bathtub that you have before using any harsh cleaning materials or chemicals on it. Tub liners may peel off or corrode when abrasive cleaners are used on them.
How to clean porcelain bathtubs
A majority of bathtub cleaners are fine on porcelain. To remove stubborn stains and fix discoloration a mixture of a bleaching agent such as Comet or Ajax combined with water to form a thick solution will do the job. Apply the solution and scour the affected section. Let it rest for half an hour to 45 minutes. Rinse off the cleaning solution. If the discoloration and stains have not disappeared repeat. If the stains are extremely difficult to remove a handheld scrubber, a heavy-duty sponge or porcelain sandpaper will come in handy.
How to clean acrylic bathtubs
Non-aerosol and gentle cleaners can be used on acrylic without causing any damage. The following products are recommended; Kaboom, Glass Plus and Scrub Free products. Once done rinse off the chemicals exhaustively.
Mineral deposits that accumulate on the tub can be softened by the use of a natural cleaner. A concoction of water plus vinegar will work. Never use abrasive cleaners such as Soft Scrub and Comet on acrylic. Their use can lead to irreparable damage on the acrylic tub liner.
How to clean fiberglass bathtubs
Using non-abrasive bathroom cleaners, dish-washing detergents and liquid laundry detergents will work. For those who prefer natural solutions, a paste of wet baking soda is an effective option. Apply the paste on the brush or sponge, then clean. For stains that are difficult to remove, let the cleaner rest for at least one hour. For tough stains such as grease, oil and adhesives use acetone nail polish to wash them off. Soak a cotton ball into acetone, wipe the stains away and then rinse.