Cleaning your bathtub regularly helps to hold down stains that can develop over time. But if you find yourself with stubborn stains that won't go away easily, here are some tips to return your bathtub to looking like new.
What you use to clean the tub depends on two things; what the tub is made out of and what the stain consists of. Most bathtubs these days are made out of plastic, steel or cast-iron. Steel and cast-iron tubs are usually coated with porcelain enamel.
Abrasive cleaners are very effective on enamel, but can damage the surface of plastic tubs.
If you have a plastic tub, it's a good idea to try out the stain removal options below on a hidden area of the tub to make sure that the surface is not damaged by abrasive or corrosive materials in the cleaner.