There’s nothing better than a long soak in the bath to make us feel relaxed. However, if your tub is grubbier than your body, the only thing you’ll be thinking about is how to clean a bath – hardly an indulgent thought at the worst of times.
Fortunately, learning how to clean bathtub suites doesn’t have to be a chore, and while soap scum and water stains may be common signs of a well-loved tub, they don’t exactly suggest the best environment to wash away the worries of the day. Luckily with a little everyday care, you’ll never need to ask how to clean a bathtub again. So then you can sit back, relax, and feel assured that the hard work’s already been done next time you go for a soak.
How to Clean a Bath – Enamel Tubs
Whenever you are cleaning enamel or a large area, be sure to ventilate the space by opening windows and doors. Protecting yourself is essential and it’s always worth covering your hands and face with gloves and protective eyewear.
There are a number of effective cleaning solutions available that specifically target bathroom grime – a diluted solution of Domestos bleach* will work wonders on mould. Likewise, Jif Bathroom Spray is ideal for wiping away soap scum and leaving surfaces bright and shiny. Just remember – always follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully and test any new product on a small inconspicuous area first. When using bleach, you should also ensure the area is well ventilated and wear protective clothing.
To clean, apply the chosen solution with a sponge or clean cloth, avoiding abrasive scourers or steel brushes as these could scratch and damage the surface of your bathtub. Avoid contact with skin and always follow the safety guidelines listed on the product. Once clean, wipe and rinse away the cleaning product to prevent any lingering residue and discolouration.
How to Clean a Bath with Natural Products
While commercial cleaning products are completely safe to use, there are plenty of natural, household ingredients that can help do the job too. Spraying a solution of water and white vinegar all over the bathtub provides an effective deep-clean that can help treat stains or residue. Leave the mixture to rest for 15 minutes before wiping off with a clean sponge or cloth. Rinse and wipe as before.