Bathroom Cleaning Tips : How to Clean a Stained Bathtub

By Grover Koelpin 14 comments

Hi, this is Ann Myrick, and today I’m going
to show you how to remove stains in your bathtub. Really depending on the stain, you need- depending
on the stain, depends on the type of soap or the type of chemical that you use, just
a normal dirty bathtub you can use the normal commercial cleaner or a vinegar and water-base.
If you have a lot of rust, you want to use something, a powder that really takes the
rust out. I’m going to demonstrate both. If you have a really bad soiled bathtub, what
I would do is, I would spray it, and instead of using my sponge to wipe it off, I would
take kind of the rough area of my sponge and just go around, and just spread it but not
take it off, and I would leave it there, and I might leave it there a whole 24 hour period,
just so it will get in and really eat away at that stain, and then I would come back
and rinse the stain, and it usually just takes it off perfectly. If it is rust, what I would
use is a powder that really takes away the rust, and do the same thing. I would just
sprinkle the powder right on the rust area, kind of rub it in, let it sit, and then come
back and flush it with water. If you have bad water stains, you can use a vinegar-base,
vinegar and water, spray it on, let it sit a little bit, come back, rinse it off. What
you really want to be sure in your bathtub, to do, is you want to- any soap product is
going to be slippery if left on, so you want to be sure that you come back with water and
really flush those areas where you put a soapy base on the area, so you don’t slip and fall
and so you’ll be safe. This is Ann Myrick, and that’s how to clean a bathtub.



Mar 3, 2009, 12:30 am Reply

If you want to make REALLY short work of a FILTHY porcelain tub (and we all know what thats like when you move into a rental), first clean the tub the best you can with a good commercial cleaner. Then mix about 1/4 muriatic acid (hardware store) to 3/4 water. Wear rubber gloves & with a stiff plastic brush scrub the the grime. Wait a few minutes, rinse & repeat. This removes dirt, grime, hard water scale, stains, yellowing & rust without effort. Rinse well. Be SURE the room is ventilated.

Jaime Alli

Apr 4, 2010, 9:28 pm Reply

what kind of powder you said use a powder but what kind
Thank You


Aug 8, 2010, 2:03 am Reply

@jamalliooo7 i'm assuming either clorox or ajax would do it

Crystal Hoover

Aug 8, 2011, 5:56 am Reply

That was almost useless information. She didn't say what kind of powder. I'm assuming ajax or something, but maybe she meant baby powder???? cause she didn't bother to say. Also, whenever I spray something and leave it for 24 hours like she suggested, it's dry within about 15 min, and doesn't help at all.


Jun 6, 2012, 2:30 am Reply

I sooo agreed with you on both comments! It was useless.


Jul 7, 2012, 4:16 pm Reply

talcum powder? gunpowder? cocaine?

maybe i`ll just use my backside in a circular motion


Jul 7, 2012, 4:18 pm Reply

that`s one burnt rim if you dont remove the acid

ez scrubbin

Jul 7, 2012, 2:24 pm Reply

Who stands in a wet bathtub in their bare feet to clean their tub? The chemical will get all over your feet.
Try using Tub Scrub a long handle brush for cleaning bathtubs, google search Tub Scrub and see how easy cleaning can be.

cracka craig

Mar 3, 2013, 2:03 am Reply

to be honest, all i do is use purple power cleaner and a good scrub brush…this does a pretty good job, and yes i said purple power cleaner..once you spray start scrubing, dont leave it unattended, and make sure you and the bathroom have fresh air circulating.

cracka craig

Mar 3, 2013, 2:04 am Reply

oh and dont forget safety goggles and a face mask so you dont breathe in chemicals

kevin jones

Aug 8, 2013, 6:36 pm Reply

you are Hot ! I like

Diana Baskin

Apr 4, 2014, 4:39 am Reply

Not helpful.


Jun 6, 2014, 12:01 am Reply

What kind of powder cleaning agent will remove rust from my tub?

Saayo Naara

Sep 9, 2015, 10:29 pm Reply

I am awfully sorry to say that, you have said and shown nothing but fuck all. Wasted your effort and viewers time. Its like you are nothing but a scum. I know my opinions are rude so please accept this card board smile from me 🙂

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