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Bleach-stained Red Bathtub Turned Sparkling White Again

  • 30 min
  • $5
  • Easy
Now I now what you'll say. Wash your bathtub every week, instead of once every six years and you won't get a filthy bath. I know, I know. But here is what really happened... I went to clean some yellow streaks I noticed on the side of my bathtub and I decided I should probably try using bleach. Now I didnt know however what bleach will do to my old porcelain tub with a ferrous (iron) component. Now I don't know whether it was the hard water as well, or something else, but when I poured the bleach and came back a few hours later I was shocked to see my bathtub resembled a crime scene. My natural reaction was to turn the water on and scrub. I scrubbed and scrubbed to no avail. At this point I panicked and thought I permanently damaged our bathtub. I started doing research and came across hydrogen peroxide which some online users claimed it work. I got it in a spray bottle as this is the easiest way to distribute it evenly. Instant results followed!
Caution: Don't tell me I didn't warn you about this - Open the windows and DO NOT INHALE The CHLORINE GAS.
  • bleach stained red bathtub turned sparkling white again, bathroom ideas, cleaning tips
Before and After Image
  • bleach stained red bathtub turned sparkling white again, bathroom ideas, cleaning tips
The Product I Used
  • bleach stained red bathtub turned sparkling white again, bathroom ideas, cleaning tips
The Rusty Stains immediately after I sprayed them
  • bleach stained red bathtub turned sparkling white again, bathroom ideas, cleaning tips
The rusty stains 2 minutes later
  • bleach stained red bathtub turned sparkling white again, bathroom ideas, cleaning tips
The rusty stains 10 minutes later.

To see more: http://ihatecleaning.com.au/how-to-clean-a-rusty-red-bathtub/

  • Klaudia
    Klaudia Ritzville, WA

    That spray bottle is very handy 4 cuts on humans and especially dog cuts. Great 4 grout behind sink faucets. Thanks 4 showing "our" Walgreens product, 31 years and now retired. Also Love Hometalk!

  • Karen Criner
    Karen Criner Winston Salem, NC

    Found a recipe for cleaning porcelain sinks. The protective finish was long gone. Lightly sprinkle baking soda on sink and scrub with a sponge. Then pour a little peroxide on you sponge and scrub again. Just add a little peroxide as you go.

  • Danamcqueen

    I have a porcelain tub and hard water- with LOTS of iron in it. My tub , beyond the shower curtain, is white. Below the shower curtain is rust-colored red brown. There are lots of idiots who would say "well, just wipe it down." (Um, it isnt that

  • Smatz50

    I did this just yesterday and did not work!

  • Cathy barrett
    Cathy barrett Bakersfield, CA

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