Do you find it difficult to get your bathtub clean? Not anymore. Learn how to clean a bathtub like a pro with these simple solutions!

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Cleaning a dirty bathtub is no one’s idea of a good time (I hope), but it has to be done. Do you know what’s worse than cleaning a dirty bathtub? Bathing in one. Ick!

With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of sure-fire ways to clean a disgusting tub so that it sparkles again.

Whether your problem is rust, dirty jets, or a clogged drain, here are the best bathtub cleaners for nearly effortless cleaning.

Top Bathtub Cleaning Tips For Disgusting Tubs

When you need to get your grimy bathtub clean, only the best bathtub cleaners will do. We’ve rounded up the best and most effective best way to clean bathtubs.

No Scrub Mold Remover | What’s Up Fagans?

Remove mold from your bathtub caulk without scrubbing. No, really!

Just soak cotton balls, cloth strips or cotton coils (used for perms) in bleach water, apply it around the edge of the bathtub and let it sit overnight. When you wake up, your bathtub will be mold-free.

moldy bathtub bleach hack-gloved hand holding bleach soaked cotton ball

How to Clean a Bathtub Drain | Giraffe Legs

Usually, my husband cleans the drain. That’s why when I had to do it myself for the first time, I had no idea how to unclog it.

This tutorial on how to clean a bathtub drain is really clear and helped so much. It’s a little gross but thankfully doesn’t take long.

What can I say? Hair clogs happen to the best of us.

pliers pulling hair out of a drain

Homemade Bath and Tub Cleaner | Skip To My Lou

For the best ever bath and shower cleaner, you have to try this Dawn dish soap and vinegar mixture. Simply add equal parts dish soap and vinegar to a spray bottle, shake it up, and spray it on.

You don’t need to let it sit long unless you have really tough stains. When you wipe it away (no scrubbing required), you’re left with a sparkling clean bathtub!

I have used this method for years and love it.

Related Post: 17 Genius Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

Dawn soap and vinegar with a spray bottle for bath and shower cleaner

How to Clean a Jacuzzi Tub | Temecula Blogs/The Typical Mom

Jetted tubs present their own challenges — how do you get the gunk out of those jets? 

Oh Yuk cleans the slime and grime from the plumbing of the jetted tub, making cleanup a breeze. You’ll be surprised at the icky stuff that comes out of your jets!

pouring Oh Yuk! into a running jetted tub

Disgusting Tub Rust Remover | My Homemade Happiness

If you’ve ever lived in an older home, you know the tubs are not usually perfect when you move in. The tubs and showers in this home were covered in rust – stains would likely scare most of us away.

However, using the combination of the Dawn and vinegar mixture from above (to the rescue again!) followed by a magic eraser, the homeowner was able to remove rust from the bathtub once and for all.

rusty bathtub before and after

Best Tub Cleaner: Magic Eraser | Raising Whasians

A magic eraser, alone, might do the trick if your tub isn’t too dirty (and if you don’t mind a few minutes of elbow grease). It works great on drain rings, tub rings and more.

It’s what we use on ours 90% of the time, and it leaves the tub sparkling white. We like this method best because there are no messy, goopy, harsh cleaners to wipe up.

magic eraser cleaning rings around the drain

DIY Tub, Tile & Grout Cleaner | My Cleaning Solutions

Make a simple tub, tile & grout cleaner out of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and dish soap. Who knew you could do so much with those three common ingredients?

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Powder Dish Detergent | Fabulessly Frugal

One thing you already have in your kitchen can get your jacuzzi tub sparkling clean. Can you guess what it is? Dishwasher powder!

Simply fill your tub until there are at least 2 inches of water above the jets. Add a 1/4 cup of the powder dish detergent and run the jets for at least 15 minutes.

clean jetted tub filling with water

How to Clean a Bathtub with Cascade Complete | The Cleaning Diva

While the previous tip used any dishwashing powder. One Pinterest user filled the jacuzzi with hot water and 2 cups of Cascade Complete. Then, ran it for 10 minutes and got a super clean tub.

jetted tub with the jets running and a box of cascade complete on the edge

Vinegar and Baking Soda | DIY Natural

Baking soda and vinegar alone will get your jetted tub clean, too. After scrubbing the tub with baking soda, fill it with water and add a few cups of vinegar before turning on the jets.

Related Post: 40 Magical Ways to Use Baking Soda

vinegar and baking soda on edge of a tub

DIY Bathroom Cleaner | Remodelaholic

If you’re looking for an all-purpose all-natural bathroom cleaner that smells great, try this combo of water, baking soda, Castille soap, and essential oils. Plus, it works wonders on your bathtub!

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Grapefruit and Salt | The Krazy Coupon Lady

Some say that a grapefruit dipped in salt is a great bathtub scrubber. It didn’t work on ours when I tried it, but we have hard water.

I think if your bathtub just needs a gentle scrubbing, this would work just fine, and it’s bound to smell fantastic.

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Scrubbing Bubbles | Honeysuckle Footprints

Scrubbing Bubbles has never failed us when it comes to removing bathtub gunk. I love that when you let it sit for 5 minutes or so, all you have to do is wipe it off, no scrubbing required.

This should be used in well-ventilated bathrooms, though, because the scent is rather strong.

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I hope these tips help you get a sparkling tub with less time and effort! Do you have any additional miracle bathtub cleaning tips you’d like to share? Send them to us or let us know on our Facebook page!

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