How to Clean an Acrylic Tub

how to clean an acrylic tub

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Acrylic bathtubs are becoming more and more popular as bathtub manufacturers can create their bathtub shapes. Acrylic bathtubs are easy to care for, as long as you use the right products and handle the bathtub carefully. To gently clean the acrylic tub, you can use natural products such as vinegar, baking soda, and lemon. You can also buy a commercial acrylic bathtub cleaner. Don’t forget to clean the tiles above the acrylic tub to make the space shine.

Before you begin

Keep in mind that even the best acrylic tubs can be scratched if you bathe your pet or use a stiff brush. These are just a few of the examples that can damage a polished finish. The use of some abrasives and chlorinating cleaners can also adversely affect the quality of the acrylic coating, as it can become opaque and lose its attractive luster.

Also, trying to scrub the bathtub with a gel containing solvent and ammonia will cause great damage to the highest layer. it’s a bit cloudy initially, but frequent long-term contact with these substances causes the layers to disappear and deform. It should be noted that the fabric is extremely capricious. Cleaning powder, a stain remover wont to clean clothes, is so harmful to the bath that it cannot withstand the flooding of garments. Things you need to do

1. Inspect Your Tub

Always start at 100% to make sure you have an acrylic tub. Fiberglass, porcelain, and cast iron are other common materials and often need to be cleaned differently.

Acrylic is durable and durable plastic, but much lighter and often cheaper than other bathtub options. Acrylic tubs are also available in a wide range of colors. Therefore, if you have a light blue tub that matches the slate-gray tiles, it is more likely to be acrylic.

If you have any doubts, always refer to the manufacturer’s manual for specific advice. The following cleaning tips apply to almost all acrylic tubs, but each company usually comes with a list of cleaning brands and solutions to avoid.

2. Choose Your Cleaning Solution

The number-one rule with regards to cleansing acrylic tubs is to keep away from caustic and corrosive solvents. These include:

  • Cleaners in aerosol cans
  • Acentones
  • Bleach
  • Paint thinner

There are plenty of acrylic-safe cleaners in the store, such as bleach-free Clorox® wipes and, in some cases,  Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser. However, if you’re not sure about your specific bathtub requirements, stick with a cleaner that specifically states that it’s safe on an acrylic surface.

Avoid  problems by choosing mild soaps or natural cleaning blends such as:

  • Dish soap
  • Shampoo
  • Cream of tartar and hydrogen peroxide
  • White vinegar and baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda
  • Citrus fruits
  • Borax and water

Safety Advice: Never mix household cleaners as they can generate harmful smoke. Also, avoid mixing natural products such as vinegar and bleach in a cleaning solutions.

3. Pick Your Cleaning Tools

The brush, towel, or sponge used to clean the acrylic tub is just as important as the solution. Choose a soft and delicate option that won’t damage the acrylic material in the bathtub. This means that the process can take some time, but the process protects the beauty of the bathtub.

Cleaning materials for acrylic tubs:

  • Microfiber towel
  • Terry cloth towel
  • Soft dish sponge
  • Soft bristle brush

Be sure to avoid:

  • Steel wool
  • Scrubbing pads
  • Hard bristle brushes

4. Treat the Stains

To completely protect the surface of an acrylic bathtub, you need to pull it out of the bathtub rather than push it out. To get started, pre-treat the tub with a natural pantry item or a universal cleaner that is safe with acrylic.

While wearing gloves, apply one of the following mixtures to remove the stains:

Borax and Water

Mix a few tablespoons of borax with water to make a paste. Place the solution on the stain for about 20 minutes.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Cream of Tartar

Add 1 teaspoon of tartar cream to 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Place a mixture of borax and water in the problem area and leave it for 15 minutes.

White Vinegar and Water

Sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda on the bathtub and spray the bathtub with a solution of 1 part of white vinegar and 1 part of water. Whisk the solution for 15 minutes before scrubbing lightly.

Lemon Juice

The acids found in lemons and other citrus fruits may not be effective against stubborn stains, but they can also fight soap scum and waterlines. That said, your bathroom smells a little lighter than using vinegar.

There are several options here. Consider spraying the stain with undiluted lemon juice, letting it sit for 15 minutes, and then scrubbing. The solution can also be further extended by cutting the solution or mixing it with water.

  • One part of lemon juice
  • One part is white vinegar
  • And one part water

After applying these solutions,  enjoy coffee while the cleaner sets and decomposes mold, mold, and stubborn rust stains.

Get Scrubbing

Now that the solution has the opportunity to break down the dirt, use a soft cloth, sponge, or brush to lightly remove the dirt. If you are using a very soft cloth, don’t be afraid to use elbow wax.

If you are using the dishwashing liquid, shampoo, or acrylic-resistant all-purpose cleaner, you do not have to wait to start scrubbing unless otherwise stated on the bottle.

Dry it Off

A cleaning process that is often overlooked is the drying process. Use a dust-free microfiber towel to dry the area and show off the clean acrylic tub underneath.

Keep it Clean

Wash the tub with soft antibacterial soap at least once a week to combat buildup. Your manufacturer can also provide specific tips to keep your particular tub shiny and fresh during cleaning.

Final thoughts

Remember to thoroughly clean the drains as well as the tub and shower. You should regularly clean the shower drain and take precautions to prevent the bathtub from becoming clogged. This is the only way to prevent hair and other dirt from getting into the drain and clogging it. You should put a strainer in the drain every time you take a shower to keep hair and dirt out of the drain. Then clean it every time you take a shower.

And that’s all about how to clean an acrylic tub and keep it clean.

Cleaning the bathtub is a hassle, but I don’t want to give up on the bathtub. To make your tub your favorite place and sanctuary after a busy day, you need to turn it into an oasis of happiness. We wish you a lot of fun and, of course, a lot of relaxation.


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