We all love a clean bath, so how do you actually clean it? There is no golden rule when it comes to cleaning the bathtub. Different people have different ways they like to clean. When multiple people swear by each different bathtub cleaning method, how do you know which is the best?

Well in this blog, we’re going to tell you exactly how to deep clean a bathtub with products that you may have lying about the house. Why? Because it’s practical and may even help you save some pennies that would have gone towards expensive cleaning products.


All-Round Bathtub Cleaning 

To make your own bathtub cleaning liquid that you can use on your tub, all you have to do is follow these really simple steps.

All you’ll need is white vinegar, water, an empty spray bottle and a soft, non-abrasive cloth to make this tub cleaner.

Firstly, take your empty spray bottle and dilute equal parts white vinegar and water. Now armed with your spray bottle solution, spray all over the tub.

Once you’re happy you’ve sprayed all over your tub, leave it for around 15 minutes, then wipe it away with your soft, non-abrasive cloth.


Unclog the Drain  

For this job, baking soda is our go-to pick, along with the help of some white vinegar, once again.

Start by sprinkling baking soda over your drain – not too much, but just enough to cover it. Then, grab some white vinegar and pour that over the drain.

Don’t panic, but you will see the baking soda and white vinegar begin to fizz when mixed together. Leave it to fizz and once it has finished reacting, you can go ahead and rinse the solution away and down the plug hole.

This will clean your drain and get rid of whatever odour may have been coming from it.


How to Clean a Stained Bathtub 

Sometimes, a bathtub isn’t all dirty, it’s just stained. Common stains on baths are caused by limescale and hard water. Our next cleaning tip will do a great job of getting rid of both.

To clean bathtub stains, start by borrowing a piece of paper towel from your kitchen paper roll and hold this over the stained area(s). While you have it held in place, you’ll need to soak the paper towel in white vinegar.

For a makeshift squirt bottle, take a standard empty water bottle and poke a hole in its cap.

Once you’ve soaked the paper towel, it should stick to the targeted area by itself. Leave it how it is for 2 or so hours, then remove the paper and spray over the area with a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar.

Then rinse off and dry the area with a cloth. And there you have it, no more stained bathtub!


Clean Bathtub Taps 

Last up in your bathtub deep clean is the taps. This isn’t exclusively for the taps on your bath and could be used for sink taps as well.

The biggest cause of lacklustre bathroom taps is limescale. If left untreated, this limescale will build up and your taps (and your bathroom’s) appearance will suffer.

Like the first tip, you’ll need a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar. When you have your homemade bathtub cleaning liquid, you can dip a cloth in and begin using that to wipe away at the limescale build-up on your taps.

For really tough stains, use the method of using a vinegar-soaked cloth to wrap around the tap. Leave it for an hour and use a cloth to wash those stains away.


Prevention Is Better Than Cure 

The best way to clean a bathtub is by enlisting the prevention method.

Every time after using the tub, give it a quick rinse. It’s as simple as that, and while the odd bathtub deep clean will need doing, this rinse-after-use method is really handy at keeping grime in your bathtub at bay.


How Often Should You Clean the Bathtub?

You won’t have to deep clean your bathroom like this very often, but we recommend aiming for a once-a-week clean normal clean. Before you start bulk buying white vinegar and baking soda, know that just your standard store-bought bathroom cleaning products will do the job nicely.


In Conclusion 

Cleaning the bathroom is no one’s favourite task, but it’s essential to keeping your bathroom shining instead of looking dull and dirty.

If a new bathroom is what you’re after, you’ve got to know how to keep it clean to maintain that brand-new feeling for as long as possible. 

Speaking of new bathrooms, that’s exactly what we specialise in, here at The Bathroom Place. Speak to our team today about your bathroom project and get it designed, supplied and installed by us at The Bathroom Place. Click here to talk to us.