There’s nothing better than taking a nice relaxing soak in the tub after a long day or workweek. Unless of course, your tub needs a good cleaning!

Treat yourself to a nice hot bath without the tub gunk. Keep reading to learn how to clean a bathtub so it looks brand new again.

How to Clean a Bathtub

The first thing you need to do is fill a bucket with hot water and pour it all over the tub and tub walls, or use the removable shower head to give it a good rinse. Then remove any debris that might be clogging the drain.

If you have any mold or mildew built up, fill a spray bottle with a mixture of hot water and four tablespoons of bleach. Spray any of the affected areas with this mixture and let it soak in.

At this point, you will have already decided if you are going to use store-bought cleaners or natural cleaning solutions. If you are planning on using store-bought bathroom cleaners make sure to read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure you use the products safely.

Store-Bought Cleaners Technique

Put on gloves if you are using harsh chemicals and use a non-abrasive sponge or brush and work your way from the top of the tub walls down. Use an old toothbrush to get into the corners and around the faucets, or a grout brush if your tub is tiled.

With a tub that is newly refinished or reglazed be careful to use only mild cleaners and non-abrasive sponges so you do not scratch the new surface.

Make sure your bathroom is well-ventilated by turning on the exhaust fan, keeping the bathroom door open, and opening the window if you have one. Some of the fumes can be overwhelming so be sure to leave the bathroom from time to time to avoid overexposure.

Using Natural Cleaners

If you would prefer to avoid using harsh chemicals then there are some other options you could try from ingredients that you may already have around the house.

A great option is to add water to baking soda until it has a paste-like consistency and then using a sponge, work it into the surface. Once you have scrubbed the entire surface, rinse the paste away.

If you have some heavy dirt or stains apply the baking soda paste and then spray white vinegar over the surface. Allow it to sit for about 15 minutes before scrubbing and then rinse with hot water.

Hard water stains can be treated by soaking a rag or paper towel in white vinegar and letting stand on the stain for one to two hours before scrubbing with the baking soda paste. Then give the tub a good rinse with hot water.

Are You Ready to Enjoy Your Bath Tub Again?

Now that you know how to clean a bathtub using both store-bought or natural cleaners are you ready to give it a good scrub? The key is to give your tub a nice clean regularly so that you can enjoy it whenever you are ready for a hot relaxing bath.

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