Bathtub stain- any suggestions?


I use a bath mat while showering. I didn’t remove it ;

I usually take up and dry. I now have a yellow looking stain and have used almost everything to remove it. My last attempt has been baking soda which did some good. Any suggestions?


q bathtub stain

Stain In bottom of tub

  15 answers
  • Linda Mooney Linda Mooney on Aug 16, 2018

    Try Magic Erasers. Just dampen eraser and wring out. You will have to use elbow grease,scrubbing very hard. Hope this helps.

  • Laura Laura on Aug 16, 2018

    I would create a paste of 1/2 C baking soda , a 1/4 C peroxcide and a few squirts of Dawn dish washing liquid. Spread it over the area and allow to sit for an hour and wash off with hot water. The yellow is probably from the soap scum and rust from razors.

  • Deborah Parliament Deborah Parliament on Aug 17, 2018

    Did you try straight bleach with the plug in and leave for awhile?

  • Suzanne Lurie Suzanne Lurie on Aug 17, 2018

    If you tub is not fiberglass, try Bar Keeper's Friend. My brother had success using it to remove old, OLD (try 40 years' worth) of hard water stains from '70s bath fixtures after he had tried countless other products, including automotive products. I don't know that it's good to use on fiberglass, but if you find it and check the label you may see it can be used for that.

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Aug 17, 2018

    I had some of those hard to remove stains too. CLR and magic erasers worked okay. I got the best results by spraying with my steamer and using a light circular motion with a steel scrubby. If your tub is fiberglass or textured, you will have to scrub in all directions to get the embedded stains out. The super hot steam gets into the textured areas. Have also had luck with goo-gone, then found that my local auto detail shop has restorative plastic sprays, so I tried that afterwards, and it repels water, so no more stuff hanging around after the tub drains. Using super abrasives just dry your surfaces out to catch more scum.

  • Keets Keets on Aug 17, 2018

    Oreck vacuum cleaner has a product called OreckBrite Porcelain,Tile & Grout Cleaner. Works wonders!!! 1-800-472-7619

  • Kimberly Kimberly on Aug 17, 2018

    I would try equal parts vinegar and dawn dish soap. That works amazing!!

  • Toddy Toddy on Aug 17, 2018

    Thank you for comments and suggestions. I have tried most of them but I’m going to do it again and again until it is much better. 😃

  • Sharon C Sharon C on Aug 18, 2018

    This has happened to me too...I poured straight peroxide on the stain and the stain disappeared!

  • Linda Linda on Aug 19, 2018

    Have you tried baking soda and peroxide? Make a paste with it and put it on in a small spot and leave it for about 30 minutes. Then rinse. I have tried this on grout and it worked kind a charm. I am not sure how it will work here but that is what I would try first.

  • Sam Haddock Sam Haddock on Aug 23, 2018

    Okay, this is a cleaner's best kept secret! Dollar tree sells a spray cleaner called "Bang" and it is good for more things that just cleaning! Spray the area, wait 20-30 mins and just spray clean, but you might have to repeat this once again. This spray works for killing bugs (including bed bugs)...spiders, flies, or any sort of bug you come across. I spray it everyday on the top of my garbage in the garbage can. It also is great for outdoor bugs like snails, leaches, or fire ants! For real! This Bang is hard to breathe in so spray and walk away for a few minutes. I used this on a kitchen floor that hadn't been scrubbed clean in over 20 years and only one small area required a repeat application. Experiment with it, it's so good in so many ways. I have also used it to remove stains/spots on clothing prior to laundering. Do a small patch test on synthetics first.

  • Jody Price Jody Price on Aug 23, 2018

    Mr. Clean scrubbing pads and any cleaner.

  • Kristin Gambaccini Kristin Gambaccini on Aug 23, 2018

    Letting bleach soak on it overnight with ventilation will probably work best.

  • Hayden Scharrer Hayden Scharrer on Aug 23, 2018

    Did you try a magic eraser yet? These work magic in my bathtub!

  • CECEE CECEE on Sep 16, 2018

    W-D 40 removes everything

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