How To Clean Your Bathtub In 5 Easy Steps!

Bathtubs can go through a lot—bubble baths, showers, and perhaps the occasional hair dye experiment. Sooner or later, your tub will need a cleaning session. Wondering where to start? Is soap enough? We’re here to guide you through all those burning questions so you can soak in a blissful bath in a squeaky-clean tub.

Step #1. Set the stage

For a thorough cleaning, ensure nothing is in your tub. Aside from taking out your bath products, toss out any mats or curtains—they’re just obstacles during the cleanup.

Now that it’s empty, hit the tub with warm water to loosen up the grime. If the outer surface also needs some attention, grab a damp microfiber cloth to wipe and moisten them.

Pro-tip: Save those knees with a mat or some knee pads. Kneeling for a long time can be a real pain!

Step #2. Make a homemade cleaner

Your tub’s material dictates the cleaner. However, you don’t need to spend the big bucks. Chances are, your cleaning arsenal is right at home.

  • Ceramic, porcelain, acrylic. No heavy-duty cleaner is needed. Mix a squirt of mild detergent with warm water for a frothy blend.
  • Fiberglass. Knock out dirt and stains with a mix of ¼ cup vinegar and a cup of water. Load it into a spray bottle for a more effective application.
  • Stone resin. Craft your own potion with baking soda, vegetable oil-based soap, water, and vinegar. Mix it up, and you’re good to go!

Step #3. Banish the grime

Different tubs need different cleaning styles for the best results while avoiding damage. Treat your tub right with these tips.

  • Ceramic, porcelain, acrylic. Wipe it down with your DIY cleaner and a clean kitchen sponge. For stubborn stains, use the rough side and some elbow grease.
  • Fiberglass. Spritz the vinegar cleaner, let it sit for ten, then wipe with a clean microfiber cloth. Stubborn spots? Roll up those sleeves for some elbow grease.
  • Stone resin. Apply your homemade solution with a clean cloth, making circular motions for an even spread. Rinse and repeat.

Step #4. Clean the drain

A bathtub isn’t completely clean until the drain is addressed—luckily, it’s an easy process. Pour hot water down first, but be careful as it could damage the tub, so use a funnel or do it gradually.

After finishing with the hot water, sprinkle a cup of baking soda down there. Wait 20 minutes, then pour hot vinegar—again, carefully—to dissolve any gunk. Finish with hot water for a sparkling clean drain.

Step #5. Rinse and air it out

Give your tub a final rinse with warm water to banish any residue. Make sure to dry it thoroughly using a clean microfiber cloth—lingering moisture can make mold appear over time.

Enjoy a clean bathtub, bathroom, and house!

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