My bathtub has lost its luster

by Minerva
I would like to know a way to renew my bathtub make it shine again and look pretty it looks terrible and ugly. Thanks, Minerva
  18 answers
  • Darla Darla on Nov 18, 2014
    What is it made of, cast iron, steel or acrylic?
  • Kim Thomas Kim Thomas on Nov 18, 2014
    I'm not the one that ask the question but I would love to revive my dull acrylic surround tub?
  • Kathie Kathie on Nov 18, 2014
    We had a Apple green tub that didn't go with the pink tile in our bath ( maybe that was just the thing in 1948:) We called a company that puts an electrostatic finish on it...that was 25 years ago and it is still abrasive cleaners though...just spray cleaners You can read how it Is done at their website
  • Daniel Pinkerton Daniel Pinkerton on Nov 18, 2014
    If it's fiberglass you can wax it, and if you have a small handheld orbital/buffer for waxing cars you can use it for the best results.
    • Jani Jani on Nov 18, 2014
      What did you clean it with first before waxing?
    We just had both of our fiberglass tub/shower/surrounds and our tile floors done by Miracle Method. The results were amazing! The one we used was out of Columbus Ohio, but they are franchised, so Google--you won't be sorry.
  • 512181 512181 on Nov 18, 2014
    Try Gel Gloss. It is in a pink can or a spray can. I have purchased it at Home Depot.
  • Mary Bellebuono Mary Bellebuono on Nov 18, 2014
    Wish i could tell you what to do here, our tub is totally losing it's finesh. !6 years old but had problems with water draining out and the builder sent someone to re-finesh,horrible job i am sorry to say..We have a tile splash guard and they did not want to tear it out and replace the tub ...Most unhappy with results !!
  • Kimberley H Robertson Kimberley H Robertson on Nov 18, 2014
    I have an acrylic, and it came with home - and is very cheaply made - right down to it's finish. It grabs everything. I use real lemon and dip in baking soda and clean it - and the faucets, all - makes all the difference, because each time is faster...
  • Cher Kalil Cher Kalil on Nov 18, 2014
    Actually, Daniel Pinkerton, car wax can be used on ceramic tiles and cast iron tubs. I've done it many times. It leaves no water spots (like a car), and when it begins to wear out and you begin seeing water spots you can use a small shower squeegee to keep it clean and spot free. Essentially, as long as the wax lasts you don't have to "clean" the tub and surround. The wax does add a bit of a shine to the dull surface. Not like a new tub, but it does look better.
  • Glenda D Glenda D on Nov 18, 2014
    I use turtle wax on my shower, garden tub, and sinks. I just use baking soda for cleaning. You could try lemon Kool aid it will get the ring out of a toilet I am sure it would bust through soap scum, or use a steam cleaner they work great.
  • Karen Karen on Nov 19, 2014
    I put a couple inches of water in, then put blue original dawn in added baking soda and vinegar and scrubbed, added salt and lemon juice for the faucets and turned out great ... this on a really old tub
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    • Rita Lindgren Rita Lindgren on Dec 04, 2014
      @Karen Is your tub porcelain? .. Mine is, and about 40 years old with those rough ovals on the bottom to help you from slipping .. I would love to know how to make it shine like new again
  • Irish53 Irish53 on Nov 19, 2014
    I use seltzer to shine anything chrome. Coke gets rid of rust. I use dry baking soda on tub . Cheaper than cleanser and works better on most everything you want to shine. Pledge really does work for old dull counter tops.
  • 153091 153091 on Nov 19, 2014
    Try Bar Keepers Friend works great!
  • Kim Thomas Kim Thomas on Nov 19, 2014
    Thanks for the help!!! Have a great day!
  • Debbie Cozart Pressley Debbie Cozart Pressley on Nov 20, 2014
    We had out tub and tile done by a professional company in NW Georgia..Appalachian Tubs refinish ours...Very reasonable and will last a long time..WE also picked out a restored antique clawfoot bathtub from them we put in a cabin 770 324 8701
  • Mary Bellebuono Mary Bellebuono on Nov 21, 2014
    Thank you for this information Debbie, not too sure they would come to Madison but i will give them a call.. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you :-)
  • Susan Susan on Nov 26, 2014
    I started using scrubbing bubbles cleaner. Spray on and leave for about 10 minutes, then a bit of rubbing and the scum comes right off, looks brand new. Good luck.
  • Sandra Ferrante-Kohn Sandra Ferrante-Kohn on Nov 27, 2014
    I use Turtle Wax on the tub in my guest bathroom. Depending on use, I repeat this every 4-6 months and the tub looks showroom new.