How can I resurface my old bath tub?


its just awful, i moved into a rental and the hard water deposits on the inside of the tub are the worst, i cant scrape it off with a metal scraper or cleaners ive tried them all even put a super stiff bristle brush on my husbands drill n nope, can i re surface it myself or what can i do? Please help

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  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Dec 18, 2018

    Barbara, Have it reglazed. Aloha

  • on Dec 18, 2018

    Have you tried CLR for the hardwarer buildup?

  • Rynn Rynn on Dec 18, 2018

    We have had to use OVEN CLEANER on some at our apartments. It worked good. Follow all direction on the can; I spray it on real thick, then leave (due to the fumes) and let it work overnight.

    • Barbara K Poe Barbara K Poe on Dec 18, 2018

      i have even tried oven cleaner, i have really tried about anything you can think of , spent close to 200.00 on trying to get it cleaned , but thank you!

  • Judy Judy on Dec 18, 2018

    Try the Works form the dollar store. It cleans everything! It’s actually a toilet bowl cleaner.

    The surface may be ruined before you.

  • William William on Dec 18, 2018

    Use Easy Off No Fume Oven Cleaner in the BLUE can.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 18, 2018

    Have you spoke with the owner or management company? That problem should have been taken care of before you even moved into the rental. Take pictures of it so that you have evidence of the condition of the tub when you moved in so it can't fall back on you. I would see if maybe they have something that will do the trick. I have used Muriatic acid on a really bad porcelain tub, don't know if you can use it on the fiberglass or plastic type. That calls for lots of protection (it is a strong acid), especially having excellent air flow with a fan to blow the fumes out the window, you need to cover your mouth and nose with a thick folded towel (fumes hard on the lungs). On a bad toilet I just use a toilet brush and it doesn't affect the brush at all. Nasty stuff, but it does work!