Asked on Sep 14, 2019

How can I clean and brighten a fiberglass tub?

Holly Lengner - Lost MomMogieRedcatcec
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Looking for suggestions to clean and brighten old fiberglass tub and shower.

5 answers
  • Thrifted Nest
    on Sep 14, 2019

    Hi there! You can brighten and restore shine with baking soda and vinegar. If you have hard water deposits you can mix vinegar and borax to make a paste and let that soak before scrubbing.

  • Dee
    on Sep 14, 2019

    A magic eraser works too

  • Redcatcec
    on Sep 14, 2019

    Hi Shelly,

    It is a simple process, please do not get discouraged because once you set this in place, it really works very well.

    First is get a 32 oz empty water bottle, that's not hard, we all need to stay hydrated.

    Go to the Dollar tree and buy a broom, it has blue bristles and a white handle, this will be dedicated to keeping your fiberglass clean and shiny. Do not use it on the floor, it could possible pick up things that will scratch yout fiberglass.

    In the empty 32 oz bottle put 5-6 oz blue dawn dishsoap and then add to the top white distilled vinegar. Give it a mix, then punch several slits or put a few holes in the top.

    Go into your bathroom and apply it by spraying it all over the soiled/soap scummed areas, let it set awhile. Then take your new broom and give it a good brushing, rinse with cool water. You'll see some improvement when it dries. Then repeat if needed, let it set. This works well on the handles and faucets too. Let it set longer on the heavily soiled area, best to you.

  • Mogie
    on Sep 14, 2019

    Spray on Easy Off oven cleaner in the blue can, let it sit an hour then wipe off. You will need to close the bathroom door behind you and turn the exhaust fan on too. This is great for soap scum buildup

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom
    on Sep 19, 2019

    There are lots of cleaning tips/tutorials for tubs here:

    https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=clean%20fiberglass%20tub


    Also, this is my go-to cleaning recipe for my tub, so you can give it a try. Get the tub wet and generously sprinkle baking soda all over. You want the soda to stick to the tub. After about 10 minutes, spray with white vinegar so it bubbles. Let sit for another 10 minutes. Then you'll want to scrub the tub with hot water, blue dish soap and a sponge. This always works for me. Good Luck.

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