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Bleach-stained Red Bathtub Turned Sparkling White Again

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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.
Time: 30 Minutes Cost: $5 Difficulty: Easy
Before and After Image
The Product I Used
The Rusty Stains immediately after I sprayed them
The rusty stains 2 minutes later
The rusty stains 10 minutes later.

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

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    on May 14, 2014

    I clipped this because just as sure as I don't, I will need it soon! Thanks so much for this info!

  • Flossie
    Flossie United Kingdom
    on Aug 18, 2016

    Me too Jeanette! Thank you for sharing this, I wonder what else this could be used for?

    • Helen Elko
      Helen Elko Prospect Heights, IL
      on Sep 12, 2017

      It-s like I put out a call and you answered! Our dog was diagnosed with diabetes and going all over the house which has old and not well cared for. Going to try this this afternoon. Hope it works but this old floor has seen much better. I would have them done professionally done but we're on a fixed income and it is very hard for me to do! Thanks again. BTW, it is full strength or do I dilute it?

  • Marilyn.jacobs
    Marilyn.jacobs
    on Aug 18, 2016

    this is FANTASTIC!!! thank you for sharing!

  • Haddadelsa
    Haddadelsa
    on Aug 18, 2016

    thank you for sharing

  • Michael Hudson
    Michael Hudson Clearwater, FL
    on Aug 18, 2016

    Can anyone give me a hint on how to remove ugly non-slip appliques?

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