Bathtub Cleaning

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How To Clean A Rusty Red Bathtub

14 May , 2014  

Now I now what you’ll say. Wash your bathtub every week, instead of once every six years and you won’t get a filthy bath. I know, I know. But here is what really happened…

As some of you may know hard water gives bathtubs this yellowish/reddish streaks sometimes, not to mention hard water makes them even more difficult to clean. So, here I was cleaning my bathtub, when I decided I will pour some bleach and get it clean. When I came back an hour and a half later I was horrified to find out my bathtub now looks like a scene from a horror movie.

I went the same morning to just clean some light yellow streaks and I ended up with having a rusty red tub. After some research online I found the best ingredient and my best shot at getting rid of the streaks was to use some hydrogen peroxide.

Hydrogen perocide Bathtub Cleaning

If you can find it in a spray bottle that would be even better! If not, sprinkle, pour or rub, whatever you do just make sure you get it on all red streaks. Open the windows and make sure you ventilate the bathroom as chlorine gas is the by-product you don’t want to inhale.

Following the images you will see how the nasty rusty streaks get whiter and whiter 2 minutes and 10 minutes later.

Immediately After: 

Bathtub Cleaning

2 minutes later: 


10 minutes later: bathtub-cleaning-10-mins-late

Lana Jane Fox

Lana Jane Fox is a young, aspiring housewife, currently living in North Melbourne. At present her primary job is to be a good wife and a helpmeet to her husband and only after that she describes herself as a marketing executive and a blogger. When she is not knitting, cleaning, cooking, or experimenting with DIY projects, Lana is planning her next road trip, or spends precious time with her husband. She dreams of having a baby boy, a Welsh Corgi dog and a house with a fireplace and a garden where she can grow organic food.

  • disqus_oRBMUTPhBf

    Glad it worked for you, Lana. Wish it had worked for me

  • Sydney Local Cleaners

    Normally we use and suggest “All-purpose cleaner”.
    – Here’s the cleaner recipe that will make nearly every surface gleam (especially kitchen counters, appliances, bathtubs and inside the refrigerator).
    Combine 4 tablespoons baking soda and 1 quart warm water, and use it with a sponge to wipe messes away.
    What you’ll need: baking soda, reusable spray bottle, sponge.

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