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  • Stafford, TX
Asked on Oct 18, 2017

How do I clean years of built on soap scum and grime on the bathe tub?

NancyKathy Gambrell-BartonSharon


10 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Make a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar into a paste,apply to the soap scum and leave on overnight
  • Ken
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Some depends on the tub. Acrylic requires care that porcelain or cast iron do not. Standard answer I see is to use one of those Magic Eraser products. Won't hurt the acrylic. For grimier porcelain or iron, there are products similar to Soft Scrub that will really get in there.
  • Christina
    on Oct 18, 2017

    A painter I used recommended Krud Kutter to clean years of grease build up in kitchen. The stuff is amazing and I've used it all over the house. I find it in Paint Department of Home Depot. It's safe and can be used without gloves. Comes in spray bottle and gallon containers. I would use it with a Mr. clean magic scrubber. Hope it helps.
  • Carole
    on Oct 18, 2017

    I used 5 tablets of polident tables (cleaner of false teeth) soaked in the tub drain follow up with the magic sponge and then vinegar..
  • Bonnie Tant Brown
    on Oct 18, 2017

    try steam.
  • Kks31363489
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Buy a wet/dry screen , it's near the sheet rock section at Home Depot. Keep it wet and no need to use any cleaners... Works without much effort, just keep it wet and scrub away that scum. It won't scratch your bath tub either.
  • Jeannette
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Saw Nicole Curtis of DIY network- say she used vinegar and baking soda on antique tiles she wanted to keep in one of her Detroit make-overs...
  • Sharon
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Easy Off Fume Free Max (don't substitute another brand or formula) oven cleaner, let sit for a little bit, scrub with brush, rinse very well. If its a fiberglass tub, seal and shine it with
  • Kathy Gambrell-Barton
    on Oct 18, 2017

    i had this same issue with fiberglass tub in the home we moved into. I tried everything. I saw a post where someone said use oven cleaner. i bought the no fiMessage easy off and sprayed the shower walls and tub. Let it sit to do its magic All I had to do was wash it down. No scrubbing and it removed all scum build up. Looks like a sparkling new tub and shower
  • Nancy
    on Oct 18, 2017

    use the limeaway toilet bowl cleaner
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