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Cleaning Bathtubs and Homemade Bathtub Cleaners

Cleaning bathtubs more frequently and using a great bathtub cleaner makes the job of cleaning your bathroom far easier and faster in the end.

Leaving your bathtub and only cleaning in every few weeks is more time consuming and difficult than cleaning it once or twice weekly.

Some of the supplies you need to clean your bathtub and bathroom are rubber gloves, mildew remover, bathroom disinfectant cleanser, old toothbrush or a grout brush, soft-bristled brush, and rags or a sponge.

You should clean the walls or surround above your bathtub before you start cleaning bathtubs Spray an all-purpose cleaning solution or your homemade solution on the walls and then leave it for five minutes, until it sinks in and loosens the dirt and grime.

While wearing rubber gloves, gently scrub any built-up dirt or soap scum and then rinse. If the grout needs cleaning, spray with a mildew remover or make your own. Scrub with either a grout brush or old toothbrush, to remove the grime and mildew. Rinse the walls and wipe dry.

When cleaning bathtubs, spray the tub with a bathtub cleaner, until you coat the tub and then let it sit for five minutes. This gives the cleanser a chance to sink in and loosen any dirt or grime. Using a soft-bristled brush, gently scrub out your tub and then rinse well.

Use an old toothbrush to get at hard to reach areas, such as the corners, around the taps or the grout around the tub. Rinse well when you finish cleaning your bathtub.

Here are a few suggestions and tips for cleaning the bathtub:

  1. After taking a bath, on a net bath puff, pour some inexpensive shampoo, wipe around the sides and bottom of the bathtub and rinse. This is an easy, quick way to keep your bathtub shining.

  2. Sprinkle borax in a wet bathtub and then scrub and rinse.

  3. Mix together 1 teaspoon of vinegar or lemon juice and a quart of warm water. Put this in a spray bottle and use to clean your tub, sink and other surfaces.

  4. Make a paste of vinegar and baking soda to scrub the tub and shower. This removes mildew and soap scum easily but be sure to let it sit for a few minutes to soak in. Rinse with warm water.

  5. Wearing rubber gloves, apply straight peroxide to light colored grout and leave this sit for five minutes. Use a grout brush or old toothbrush to scrub the grout and then rinse with warm water.

Cleaning bathtubs more often and using the correct bathtub cleaner will keep your bathrooms will sparkling and shining.

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