Is your tub filled with ugly soap scum residue and stains? Are you looking to get rid of them so that your tub can be glowing white once again? Here are some tips to help.
To remove thick, caked on soap scum, wipe baking soda onto the stain. Next, using a spray bottle, spray white vinegar onto the area. The resulting bubbles will act as a cleaning agent to help scour away the residue. You can then use a damp washcloth or wet scouring pad to scrub the soap scum away.
Lemon oil is another great way to remove soap scum. Using a sponge, simply rub the oil onto the residue in a circular motion. This helps you eliminate the soap scum quickly and easily.
For tougher soap scum stains, you can prepare a mixture of ½ cup of ammonia and one gallon of water. Apply it to the affected area while using rubber gloves to remove the stains, then rinse well and towel dry. Be certain to allow adequate ventilation and never allow ammonia to mix with other cleaning products as toxic fumes can result.
Once your shower is looking great again, you can prevent future soap scum by spraying white vinegar on shower walls after every few showers. When you are able to keep the film from developing in the first place, you can avoid the need to remove it.