You either love bathtubs or you don’t care about them – there is no in between, however, if you do love taking relaxing long bathtubs than you must know how to clean the tub. They can get really dirty with soap scum, germs, and all sorts of other impurities covering the surface. Maintaining the hygiene of your tub is crucial!
A weekly bathtub cleaning
Cleaning your bathtub every week will ensure that all soap scum, body oils, and other impurities are removed. By doing this you will avoid discolouration and stains from forming on the surface. You also won’t need to focus so much when deep cleaning the tub.
You can either use a commercial cleaner or you can use my favourite DIY recipe – mixing white vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle.
I usually spray the tub with this mixture and let it sit for 30 minutes so that the vinegar can disinfect the surface. Then I rinse everything and dry it with a cloth.
You can also simply use dish soap and a sponge.
How to deep clean a bathtub?
After cleaning your bathtub on weekly basis you don’t need to spend a lot of time on deep cleaning it.
I like to sprinkle baking soda all over the tub then fill it with water and white vinegar. I leave that for 30 minutes then drain the water. Of course, once you are done you should rinse the surface and make sure you remove the baking soda completely.
If you want to remove stains from your bathtub I recommend creating a paste with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Spread it all over the affected area and leave it there for a few minutes. Then either grab a sponge or an old toothbrush and start scrubbing. Once you are done rinse the area – and you are finished!