by Bonnie Roberts
(last updated April 22, 2013)
It's been a long day. What could be more soothing than a soak in a hot bath? You put on your robe and slippers and go into the bathroom to draw the bath...and then you notice the unsightly ring around your tub. Suddenly the idea of a bath has lost its appeal. Let's change the story so that it has a happy ending. Let's get rid of that stubborn bathtub ring.
If your tub is porcelain or enamel, try this method:
If your tub is made of fiberglass or acrylic, you'll need a gentler cleaning method. Stay away from pumice stones and scouring pads. Even powdered cleansers might be too abrasive. Try one of these suggestions:
Preventing bathtub rings can be much easier than erasing them, so make sure to rinse your tub out well after each bath, and educate your family members so that they will do the same. Also, clean your tub every week (or more or less often, depending on tub usage). Installing a water softener can also help cut down on mineral deposits.
Now you can enjoy that hot bath in your clean tub. You deserve it!
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