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janellelk 06-01-2011 11:37 AM

Stained bathtub
 
So, we moved into an apartment with an old bathroom. Everything is in great condition but I cannot get over the bathroom. It is tiny and is definitely the most aged. Even after a deep clean, it still looks filthy from the stains on the outside of the bathtub, toilet, and sink!

What can I do? What cleaning supplies will aggressively eradicate these stains without hurting the finish? I'm prepared to get down on my hands and knees with a toothbrush.. I already have with a floor brush. Lol, I'm ready to lose my mind!

Thanks!

RangerRick 06-07-2011 11:55 AM

My friend just painted their bathtub with special paint. Looks great. Was a ugly yellow that was 45-50 years old. Now a clean looking white.

lh66 06-13-2011 01:13 AM

A friend had this problem with a home he bought and just used basic cleaning supplies and went to work on it

RD55 07-07-2011 10:21 AM

When I was younger having my first place, I let my bathroom get pretty gruesome like what you're describing. I had to get on my hands and knees and just scrub until I was sweating to death the get the hard water stains, and gunk out of my shower! Any kind of basic shower/bathroom cleaner will help you. You just have to put some elbow grease into it.

homesteadhero 07-07-2011 08:16 PM

Here's an idea: Lemonade Kool-Aid (without sugar) works to clean stains out of dishwashers. Maybe it would work on bath tubs and sinks as well? Not sure how you'd apply it, maybe pour a packet or three into a spray bottle and fill it with water. Saturate the tub and let it soak for a while. If nothing else, you'll have a lemony fresh bathroom. :)

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Bryanatkinson 07-11-2011 12:29 AM

You have already 'deep clean' the toilet and the stain is still there. I guess normal cleaner won't work. I suggest cleansing agent that labeled as 'concentrated'. Another good way is to use hydrogen peroxide.

I google the website and there are nice tips here
How to Clean Tough Stains from a Bathtub - wikiHow

byoung 07-12-2011 09:03 AM

I agree...hydrogen peroxide is good but make sure it is 35% food grade. Maybe you can try Simple Green or CLR. If that doesn't work than the only other option is to have it painted.

kzhen8 09-01-2011 10:05 AM

Repainting it would be the best bet so it'll be nice and shiny afterwards! If not, you can try using fantastik spray along with the toothbrush to scrub off the grime. Let it soak for about ten minutes, if you don't like the scent there's the lemon one too!

peter449 02-23-2012 02:18 PM

For cleaning bathroom quickly, use baby wipes! These handy sheets aren't only great for wiping baby's bottom. They can also be used for efficiently wiping surfaes such as countertops and behind the toilet. If you liked that speedy bathroom cleaning tip, try this one: use a damp dryer sheet to remove soap scum from shower doors and walls. Not only does it remove this unsightly film, but it leaves the room smelling clean and fresh.

rick1953fowler 02-24-2012 11:53 AM

Look up homemade cleaners using vinegar...you would be so surprised how good it can work


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