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How to Clean a Fiberglass Bathtub

Fiberglass bathtubs are easy to maintain but, when it comes to cleaning a fiberglass bathtub, you must be careful because they are vulnerable to scratches.

When you clean a fiberglass bathtub, take the following tips into consideration.

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Cleaning a fiberglass bathtubs calls for non-abrasive cleaners to avoid scratches.

Depending upon the cleaning needed, try the following cleaning options.

Apply cleaners gently with a non-abrasive applicator such as a sponge, cloth, or brush made of nylon, polyethylene, or polyester. Never use abrasive cleaners of any type on a fiberglass surface. Absolutely avoid abrasive powders and pads.

This video shows a great way to make a “miracle” cleaning solution for bathtubs, tile, and more. The solution is a no-brainer. It’s just equal parts of Dawn® dishwashing soap and distilled white vinegar. You mix together Dawn® and vinegar in a spray bottle. Then you spray the mixture on the surfaces and wipe it off with soft cloth or sponge.

Other cleaning options are:

• Liquid dishwashing soap or liquid laundry detergent.

• All-purpose household cleaners, such as liquid 409 or similar liquid bathroom cleaner

• Mild to moderate alkali solutions such as mixtures of baking soda with warm water, or a diluted TSP (trisodium phosphate) substitute in warm water (make sure it’s fully dissolved so it doesn’t scratch the surface).

For stubborn areas, such as bathtub rings, you can make a paste out of baking soda and vinegar. Wet down the tub’s surface and gently rub the paste onto it with a sponge, soft nylon brush, or cloth.

Always rinse the cleaned surface thoroughly to make sure no cleaning residue remains.

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About Don Vandervort
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Don Vandervort has developed his expertise for more than 30 years, as Building Editor for Sunset Books, Senior Editor at Home Magazine, author of more than 30 home improvement books, and writer of countless magazine articles. He appeared for 3 seasons on HGTV’s “The Fix,” and served as MSN’s home expert for several years. Don founded HomeTips in 1996.

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