Are you tired of looking at those stubborn stains that won’t budge? From simple DIY solutions to store-bought cleaners, we have all the tips and tricks you need to conquer those tough stains and make your bathroom shine. 

Cleaning the bathroom can be tedious and time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. You can transform your stained bathtub into a pristine oasis with the right tools, techniques, and some elbow grease. We’ll cover everything from natural cleaning solutions using household ingredients to specialised products that tackle tough bathroom stains. Whether you’re dealing with soap scum, hard water marks, or mould and mildew, we’ve got you covered. So roll up your sleeves and prepare to make your bath sparkle again.

Commercial Cleaner

Cleaning the bathroom can sometimes feel like a never-ending task, especially when tackling a stained bathtub. Fortunately, there are easy and effective ways to clean your bath and restore its shine.

Commercial cleaners designed for bathroom cleaning can be a convenient solution for removing stains from your bathtub. These cleaners contain powerful ingredients that can break down soap scum, mineral deposits, and other stubborn stains.

When choosing a commercial cleaner, look for one safe for your specific type of bathtub material. Different cleaners are available for porcelain, acrylic, and fibreglass tubs. Make sure to read the instructions carefully before applying the cleaner.

To use a commercial cleaner, start by wetting the surface of your bathtub. Then, apply the cleaner according to the instructions provided. Use a sponge or a non-abrasive brush to scrub the stained areas thoroughly. Pay extra attention to any particularly stubborn spots.

After scrubbing, rinse off the cleaner with warm water. You may need to repeat this process if some stains persist. Once satisfied with the results, dry the bathtub with a clean towel or cloth.

While commercial cleaners can effectively remove bathtub stains, following safety precautions is important. Ensure the area is well-ventilated by opening windows or turning on the exhaust fan. Wear gloves and avoid inhaling fumes by keeping the bathroom door open while cleaning.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a versatile and effective cleaning agent that can tackle various cleaning tasks in the bathroom, including removing stains from the bathtub. Its natural properties make it an ideal choice for cleaning, as it is non-toxic and environmentally friendly.

To clean your stained bathtub with baking soda, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda evenly over the stained areas, creating a paste-like consistency.

Allow the baking soda paste to sit on the stains for at least 15 minutes. This will give the baking soda time to work magic and break down any dirt or grime causing the stains.

After the baking soda has had time to work, gently use a scrub brush or sponge to scrub the stained areas in circular motions. The baking soda’s abrasiveness will help lift away the stains without damaging the surface of your bathtub.

Once you have finished scrubbing, rinse off the baking soda residue with warm water. Use a clean cloth or towel to dry the bathtub thoroughly.

For tougher stains, you may need to repeat this process or add some additional ingredients to enhance the cleaning power of the baking soda. For example, you can create a paste by mixing equal parts baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Apply this mixture to stubborn stains and let it sit longer before scrubbing.  


Vinegar is a powerful and versatile cleaning agent that can tackle many bathroom cleaning tasks. Its acidic properties make it effective at breaking down stains, soap scum, and mineral deposits, leaving your bathtub sparkling clean.

To clean your stained bathtub, fill the tub with warm water until it covers the stained areas. Add one cup of white vinegar and let the solution sit for about an hour to loosen the stains.

After the vinegar has had time to work its magic, use a sponge or scrub brush to scrub the stained areas. The acidic nature of vinegar helps break down soap scum and mineral deposits, making it easier to remove them.

You can create a paste for tougher stains by mixing equal parts vinegar and baking soda. Apply the paste to the stained areas and let it sit for 15-30 minutes before scrubbing with a sponge or brush. The abrasive action of baking soda combined with the acidity of vinegar will help lift away stubborn stains. 

Once you have finished scrubbing, rinse the bathtub thoroughly with warm water to remove any residue. If there are still lingering stains, you can repeat the process or try using a commercial bathroom cleaner specifically designed to remove tough stains.

In addition to cleaning your bathtub, vinegar can clean other bathroom surfaces, such as sinks, toilets, and tiles. It’s an affordable and eco-friendly alternative to harsh chemical cleaners.

Always test any cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure it doesn’t damage or discolour your bathtub surface. As always, ventilate the bathroom while cleaning with vinegar due to its strong odour.


When cleaning your bathtub, shampoo residue is one of the most common stains. Shampoo can leave behind a sticky film that builds up over time, making your bathtub look dirty and unkempt. Luckily, there are some easy ways to clean your bath and remove these stubborn stains.

You’ll need a bucket or basin, warm water, a non-abrasive sponge or cloth and some mild liquid dish soap. Fill the bucket with warm water and add a few drops of the dish soap. Fill the bucket with warm water and add a few drops of the dish soap. Mix it until it becomes sudsy.

Next, dip the sponge or cloth into the soapy water mixture. Gently scrub the stained areas of your bathtub with circular motions. Be sure to pay extra attention to areas where the shampoo residue is particularly stubborn. The soapy water should help to dissolve and lift away the film.

Once thoroughly scrubbing the affected areas, rinse your sponge or cloth under clean water and wring out any excess liquid. Use a damp sponge or cloth to remove any remaining soap residue from your bathtub surface.

To finish cleaning, give your bathtub a final rinse with clean water. This will ensure that all traces of shampoo residue are completely removed.

Now that you know how to tackle shampoo stains in your bathtub, you can enjoy a sparkling clean bath every time. Remember to regularly clean your bathtub to prevent buildup of shampoo residue and other stains. 

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