Asked on Sep 5, 2018

How do I clean scale from a tub?



Scale in a tub, I’ve tried detergents, scrubs, etc. No success to date.

5 answers
  • Karen Livingston
    Karen Livingston
    on Sep 5, 2018

    Try "Bar Keepers Friend"

  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Sep 5, 2018

    Hi there, the worst calcium build up I've had in my tub and the ONLY thing I could manage to work with some fine grit sandpaper just very carefully used to remove the worst of it. It worked great.

  • Dwp7470b
    on Sep 5, 2018

    Steel wool pad, gently with Ajax or Comet powder cleaner, should work, you may need to make the powder into a paste and dab it on with a rag or an old toothbrush, to ket that paste sit overnight.

  • William
    on Sep 5, 2018

    Easy Off No Fume Oven Cleaner in the BLUE can. Works on enamel, porcelain, and fiberglass.

  • William
    on Sep 7, 2018

    Spray the oven cleaner and let it liquefy. Sometimes may need some scrubbing. A brush or green kitchen scrubby should work. Do wear rubber gloves. Rinse well.

    • M Calderon
      M Calderon
      on Sep 24, 2018

      Used as recommended and was extremely helpful. I would say it removed 75% of the problem. Still had something like a shade at the bottom and lower sides of the tub. Then I tried with solution of vinegar and dish liquid detergent + green scrub. Now looks much better, would say 90% better including some nice shine.

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