Best Ways to Clean a Refinished Bathtub

So you’ve just installed a newly refinished bathtub? Congrats! But, it is only a matter of days before you start to clean your re-glazed tub. How do you clean this thing? There’s a lot of advice out there so you need to know what works and what doesn’t.  Here are the best and most efficient ways to clean your refinished bathtub in no particular order.

Steam Cleaner

While a steam cleaner is efficient and affordable, it won’t get rid of all soap and dirt. To get the best results, be sure to switch your brush attachment and scrub the tub’s surface while blasting it with steam. The only thing you need to know is that you’ll use a lot of effort with a steam cleaner.

Power Washing

This is a great alternative to a steam cleaner. The best part is that unlike a steam cleaner, you don’t have to kneel down. All you need to do is stand upright, pull the lever, and watch as deposits of dirt peel off. Most power washer on the market deliver up to 14,000 psi force. The downside of power washers, however, is that they’re too powerful for painted surfaces.

Non Abrasives

These are brilliant for everyday cleaning. In fact, almost every other manufacturer will tell you to use non-abrasives when cleaning your bathtubs. However, they don’t tell you that you must clean your bathtub before the dirt gets dry. So as long as you’re willing to clean your bathtub at least once every day, non-abrasives could very well be your best bet.

Dish Soap

Just like non-abrasives, dish soaps are effective but they won’t get rid of shower pan dirt. Most dish soaps will cut through layers of black gunk and dirt. Plus, you may need to use a scrubber for a thorough clean. When cleaning, keep in mind that dish soap will make your surfaces slippery so make sure that you wash it away completely. When everything else fails, consider turning to abrasive cleaners.

…One more thing

Your bathtub’s construction materials will determine the cleaning option to choose. You want to make sure that you don’t damage your bathtubs appeal by using a reactive cleaning agent. You can learn more about bathtub materials at Bathing Guide, your all-in-one resource for everything bathtubs. While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out the best bathtub models.