Asked on Oct 9, 2019

How do I clean a tub that has dirt and mildew build up?

Holly Bertone | Pink FortitudeWilliamEm


6 answers
  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    on Oct 9, 2019

    Combine 2 parts vinegar and 1 part water in a spray bottle and spray the entire bathtub. Allow this soaking solution to sit in the tub for 15-20 minutes. For tough stains: place a towel soaked in a vinegar and baking soda paste or hydrogen peroxide onto the stain(s) and allow the towel to sit for up to 1-hour.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Oct 9, 2019

    Here are a few options:

    Steam clean

    50/50 blue Dawn and white cleaning vinegar, let sit.

    Lysol Power Scum cleaner in the blue trigger spray bottle with a Magic Eraser or a scrub brush.

    Wet & forget shower for a slower, no scrub solution. You can use 2x a week to accelerate the cleaning process then once a week to keep it clean. NOTE: not marble safe.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    Lifestyles Homes
    on Oct 9, 2019

    Is it enameled steel/iron or is it acrylic/fiberglass?

    I would use Comet on enamel. On the plastic I would use The Works (run the fan and wear gloves with this).

    Is the mildew where the tub meets the wall finish? As in the caulk or grout?

    I would use Zep spray mold killer if so. Wear old clothes, run the exhausts fan & wear gloves, when scrubbing it with an old toothbrush.

  • Em
    on Oct 9, 2019

    Comet cleanser and a scrub brush

  • Hi Renee - This is the shower cleaner that we use to help keep grout and tiles clean and minimize the mildew - it works on kitchen grout too. I've also included a great article about mold if it's gone that far. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

    PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here -->

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