Textured Bathtub

Updated on October 06, 2008
J.K. asks from Phoenix, AZ
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Does anyone have any ideas how to keep the bottom of my textured bathtub clean. i've tried to use the magic eraser, which gets it somewhat clean but not perfect.

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K.T.

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Fill it with bleach water and let it sit for 30 minutes. Drain and scrub with CLR Bathroom. USE GLOVES. It should come out with a brush.

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S.C.

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Hi J.. In some ways they are a godsend and in others a pain in the 'you know what' to keep clean. I also have the same problem with my kitchen. Both the sink and drainer are textured! Only a man can design these. However, i put some normal household bleach, the thick kind if you can get it. Put the stopper in the tub and pour a half a cupful of bleach into the bottom of the tub and rub into the textured area with a cloth or sponge. Then when all of the area is covered shut the door and leave it for an hour or so. Put a small amount of warm water in the tub and using your cloth wipe over the area and then rinse VERY well. If you still have stains then the next thing is the same method but to work the bleach into the textured area with a small stiff brush and again leave. You may want to leave it longer but check to see if it is working. I usually wipe away a small spot to see how far it has worked and wait or rinse depending on what it looks like. I can tell you that this is the ONLY thing that has worked for me. I have a cupboard full of all the WONDER cleaners that didn't do what i wanted. After rinsing you can always use a small amount of some nice smelling liquid soap in a tub with an inch or so of clean water and just swill it around. It takes any bleach smell away and also gives the tub an extra rinse.

I have one more if you don't want to use bleach. Again, put the stopper in the tub. Sprinkle over a good sized cup of baking soda and a cup of white vinegar. This will foam up like a science experiment so don't panic. Again leave it for about 15-30 minutes and check. You may need to give this a light scrub with a brush as this loosens all the stuff stuck in the texture. Just rinse it well.
Good luck.

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L.M.

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I can't live without soft scrub with bleach! It gets anything white! Just rub it in with a little water with a sponge, and let sit for a while. Go back and scrub and it should rinse off. It amazing!

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K.T.

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Fill it with bleach water and let it sit for 30 minutes. Drain and scrub with CLR Bathroom. USE GLOVES. It should come out with a brush.

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C.D.

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I've used the scrubbing bubbles shower cleaner that you spray every time you get out of the tub and it works well.

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N.P.

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I have the same problem with my shower floor. I use the Comet paste that this one lady wrote on here a few weeks ago. The paste is the like finger paint. Leave it on for a hour and then come back and rinse clean. She also said she used a old toothbrush for the mold area. N.

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C.K.

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We have one of these tubs too! Try filling the tub with a couple of inches of hot water, so that the entire bottom is submerged slightly. Then, add a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. I don't have an exact measurement for either, but depending on the size of your tub - you'll have to gauge what seems to work best for you. Let it sit for several hours. This should break down any buildup. Before draining, scrub with the solution/water still there.

Best,
C.

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J.K.

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Spray cleaner and let it soak. Tub and Tile by Mela. work the best for me. Good luck!

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C.C.

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Hi J., there is this stuff called Bar Keeper's Friend. (weird name I know) But it rocks. It's in the cleaning isle at the grocery store in a gold colored shaker can. It actually helps remove rust too. I've used it for the tub though, make sure the tub is wet enough so the powder will turn pasty. Use a scrub brush so you can get into the texture, and scrub it. This should work. :) C..
P.s. of course make sure you rinse the tub really well. :)

C.T.

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There are a lot of people out there with this problem including myself! It seems just as I get it somewhat clean it is dirty 2 days later. Like someone else already recommended I use Soft Scrub with Bleach. I like the spray gel kind it is a blueish color because the smell is not as strong as the original white stuff. I spray it on, scrub it, let it sit, then scrub and rinse. It has worked really well on my tub. Good Luck!

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S.L.

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I suggest an all-natural product called Clean and Green. It comes in a concentrate and works really well on everything I have ever used it on. It's totally effective as a cleaner in several dilutions, PLUS it kills ants, but it's completely non-toxic and safe to humans and can be used to wash your kids' toys as well as fresh veggies. You can't buy it in the store though so if you want to try some feel free to contact me and I can give you a web link where you can order it.

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C.L.

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I like Scrubbing Bubbles on my textured tub. I let it sit then rinse it off and it's gone. Fast and easy!

Good luck!
C.

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L.F.

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There is a product called Bar Keepers Friend; sold right next to Comet, Ajax etc. It's in a gold container.
Absolutely a miracle worker!!

The gentelman that installed the tub recommended it and now I rarely use anything else

L. F.
Gilbert, AZ

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