Asked on May 5, 2017

How to clean a porcelain tub

WilliamJanet PizaroCmy3210825
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  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 5, 2017

    Do you have certain stains that are an issue?
  • William
    on May 5, 2017

    Easy Off No Fume Oven Cleaner in the BLUE can. Spray it on let it foam and sit for a while. Rinse away.
  • Cynthia
    on May 5, 2017

    Simply use "Soft Scrub" a other agents oftentimes contain ingredients that, while they certainly will clean, will scratch the porcelain surface. That includes abrasive cleansers.
  • Peggy Burnette
    on May 5, 2017

    Depending how dirty it is, try bleach, if not stained clean with Windex, wipe clean and it will shine. Good luck

  • Cmy3210825
    on May 5, 2017

    Try bleach, but , close the drain & mix it with water. Let the bleach/water solution sit for several minutes, then rinse. Be careful that you don't get it on your clothing, it may remove the color!

  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 6, 2017

    bleach is not a cure all especially if the stains or soil were not mentioned.
  • William
    on May 6, 2017

    Do not use bleach on a porcelain tub. An old porcelain tub is with a ferrous (iron) component. The chlorine element in a classic chlorine-based bleach oxidizes the iron from the porcelain. Oxidized iron is rust, the tub can get rusty red color streaks.

    Hydrogen peroxide, Oxi Clean, and Clorox 2 are all chlorine-free cleaning agents (also the reason why they're color-safe) which have oxygen as a base element. Oxygen is a reducing agent with basic solutions– so the oxidized stains are actually changing their chemical composition– and in this case probably also releasing chlorine gas. Make sure your bathroom is well-ventilated; you don't want to breathe in too much chlorine gas!
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