The tubs are a magnet for all kinds of spots, and when you take a bath or shower it’s nice to have a shiny, clean bathtub and that looks like new. There are several methods to remove different types of stains from tubs, but if yours is old and porous, the stain may never leave.


  1. Determine what type of stain you are trying to remove from your tub. Is a red or brown stain that could be rust? Is it a blue, green or white spot? It could be tartar. Different stains require different cleaning methods.
  2. Start with something simple. Clean the tub with soap scum remover. Soap residue trap dirt and oils that can be difficult to remove. Although soap residue is not the cause of the stain, if the tub is not waste, it will be easier to clean.
  3. Try to remove the stain with a sponge type Magic eraser. These sponges remove all kinds of stains without any cleaner. Moisten slightly the sponge and gently rub the stain. If it appears that the spot is leaving, continue.
  4. Remove stains with baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda on the stain and rub with a sponge. With a little force, you may take away the stain.
  5. Remove stains from your bathtub with lemon juice and salt. Sprinkle a considerable amount of salt on the stain and then with natural fresh lemon juice. Let the mixture sit for several hours or overnight.
  6. Without all else fails, use a pumice stone. A pumice stone is a piece of gray lava that is used to rub the stain directly. The stone will not scratch the tub and serves to remove most stains. Do not use pumice to clean chrome.


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