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How To Clean a Bathtub

Watch more Kitchen & Bathroom Cleaning videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Get your tub to sparkle like new with these cleaning tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Ventilate room Ventilate the room by turning on any fans and opening any doors or windows. Step 2: Put on gloves Put on rubber gloves. Step 3: Clean drain Remove any hair from the drain. Step 4: Apply cleaner If your tub is porcelain or coated with enamel, apply a mildly abrasive bathtub or all-purpose cleaner to the tub and let it sit for a period of time, according to product directions. Scrub the tub with your brush, then rinse well. Tip For a natural cleaning product, mix a teaspoon of liquid soap, a few drops of an antibacterial essential oil (such as eucalyptus, rosemary, tea tree, or peppermint), a cup of baking soda, and enough water to make a paste. Step 5: Scrub & rinse If your tub is fiberglass or acrylic, use a sponge to apply a nonabrasive cleaning product or one designed for fiberglass. Scrub gently, being careful not to scratch the tub, then rinse well. Tip If you damage the caulking along the tub while you are scrubbing, repair it as soon as you're done cleaning -- and before using the tub -- to prevent water damage. Step 6: Remove grime Use your cleaning product and an old toothbrush to remove any hard-to-reach grime. Step 7: Scrub stains For stubborn stains or rings on porcelain or enamel tubs, try scrubbing with baking soda on a damp sponge or a mildly abrasive cleaner. Step 8: Clean fixtures Using a sponge or rag, clean the fixtures with an all-purpose cleaner. Step 9: Rinse & dry Rinse off all remaining cleaner and dry the whole tub with a clean cloth. Now, after all that work, you can indulge yourself with a nice, hot bath. Did You Know? At over 300 pounds, U.S. President William Howard Taft required his own oversized tub installed in the White House.
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