Tips For Cleaning Fiberglass Tubs

By: Mrs. Mathis


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When cleaning fiberglass tubs, it is important to remember that you are dealing with neither fiber nor glass, but with a substance that much more nearly resembles plastic. That’s why a typical fiberglass tub cleaner is nonabrasive. While cleaning fiberglass bathtubs is relatively easy, getting out scratches is not. So if you are wondering how to clean a fiberglass tub, read on.

How To Clean A Fiberglass Tub: Daily Maintenance

If your tub is already clean, keep it that way by asking whoever takes the last shower each day to wipe it down with a dry towel. This will help you avoid water spots and scum build up. You can also use one of the popular shower sprays for cleaning fiberglass tubs daily.

You can even make you own fiberglass tub daily cleaner spray by putting 1/3 cup white vinegar in a 32 ounce spray bottle and filling it with water. Use daily after the last shower.

How To Clean A Fiberglass Tub: Weekly Cleaning Tips

Cleaning fiberglass bathtubs weekly with a very mild abrasive and a sponge will prevent both the dreaded bathtub ring and unhealthy mildew. In this case, Bon Ami makes a great fiberglass tub cleaner. Just be sure to rub the tub very gently and rinse it thoroughly.

How To Clean Stained Fiberglass Tubs

To clean stained fiberglass tubs, start by determining what kind of stain you are trying to remove. If you are dealing with mold, make a good homemade fiberglass tub cleaner by mixing 1 part bleach with 10 parts water. Wipe the solution on, let it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse it thoroughly.

You can also clean stained fiberglass tubs with the products specially designed to remove calcium, lime and rust. Again, just be sure to rinse the surface thoroughly to avoid discoloration.

Finally, if you prefer, you can use any of a number of specially formulated fiberglass tub cleaners to remove stains, soap scum or anything else that is stuck in your tub. Except maybe your spouse. For that, you’ll need to call a professional.

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