If a dirty, scummy, or stained bathtub is ruining your bubble-bath experience, you’re not alone. Harsh cleaning chemicals, constant use, and sticky residue from non-slip mats are just a few of the things that can mar your tub’s shine.

The good news is that your bathtub can look glamorous again. Some just need a deep, thorough cleaning to overthrow the reign of the scum. Others need bathtub refinishing, a simple and affordable process that gives your tub a brand-new look.

The first thing to try is a deep cleaning. The Reader’s Digest article, “6 Household Items for a Sparkling Bathtub,” relays several powerful cleaning remedies to try before your next bath time. Below are three of the best:

  • Oven cleaner: If you’re tired of staring at a stained bathtub, try dousing it with oven cleaner. Proven to remove even the most stubborn stains and grit, oven cleaner can work wonders. Let the cleaner sit in the tub for a few hours and then rinse it well. Note: don’t use oven cleaner on colored porcelain tubs or shower curtains; it may cause discoloration.
  • Cream of tartar: This remedy is a natural Magic Eraser®. Fill a shallow bowl with cream of tartar and add in a few small drops of hydrogen peroxide until you’ve created a thick paste. Cover your bathtub stains with the paste. After the paste has dried, scrape it off — the stain should come off as well.
  • Vinegar: Vinegar is renowned for its potent taste. However, you may not know that it’s also a potent cleaner. Begin filling your bathtub with hot water and add three cups of white vinegar. Soak the tub in this mixture for four hours and then drain. Gently scrub the stains.

If these methods don’t work, Tri-Star Refinishing specializes in a stronger cleaning therapy — tub refinishing. In this process we strip your tub of its glaze, make any needed repairs, and apply three new coats of finish. This affordable makeover remedies any imperfections and restores your bathtub to its original shine for years to come.

We also do countertop resurfacing, sink refinishing, and intensive carpet cleaning as well. We serve Ohio residences and businesses in Cleveland, Akron, and Canton. We also serve several communities in Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh and the Cranberry Township. To make an appointment, contact us at 877-610-8827. We look forward to serving you.