How to clean Bathtubs


To prevent bathtub rings and soap?scum build?up, give your bathtub a quick wipe down with a soft cloth or sponge after every use. Clean weekly with a mild detergent. Remove soap scum build up using a nylon brush or scrub pad with a multi purpose detergent.

A dripping tap may cause blue or green drip stains. Remove by rubbing lightly with a soap pad or soap suds with ammonia. Alternatively, try a mixture of household bleach and water.


Grey or brown rust stains may result from a build up of iron in the water. The suggested treatment for drip stains may remove these stains. Alternatively, sprinkle salt on half a lemon and rub.

The following may remove stubborn stains:

* rubbing with a bleach solution; or

* covering stain with a paste of cream of tarter and diluted hydrogen peroxide (add a couple of drops of ammonia if stain is particularly stubborn) leaving for two hours, then rinsing; or

* covering stain with a paste of borax and lemon juice leaving for two hours.

A yellowed enamel bath may be brightened by rubbing with a solution of salt and turpentine (turps).

To treat old stains, shave a cake of household soap into a bucket of hot water. Add half a cup of mineralised methylated spirits. Stir vigorously until soap dissolves. Brush the mixture on stain vigorously. Rinse thoroughly.


Clean with dishwashing liquid or liquid soap.


Stubborn stains may be removed by gently rubbing with fine sandpaper until surface is smooth. Next rub with silver metal polish. Use silver metal polish to treat scratches and nicks.

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