Save hand-washing houseguests the horror of having to stare at a line of dirt and dead skin ringing the bathtub.
You will need
- Rubber gloves
- dry cloths
- Abrasive bathroom cleaner or baking soda
- A scrub brush with plastic bristles
- A spray bottle
- A bottle of white vinegar
Step 1 Put on gloves Put your gloves on.
Step 2 Prepare cloth Dampen a cloth, then sprinkle it with an abrasive bathroom cleaner or baking soda.
Step 3 Scrub ring Scrub the ring with the cloth and cleaning product.
While you’re at it, might as well scrub the rest of the tub — there’s dirt there you can’t see.
Step 4 Scrub with brush Use the scrub brush to remove any remaining signs of the ring.
To save yourself from this work in the future, wipe the tub with a washcloth after each use.
Step 5 Prepare spray bottle Fill the spray bottle with equal parts water and white vinegar.
Step 6 Spray with vinegar Spray the solution onto another cloth, and wipe the area where the ring was.
Step 7 Rinse tub Rinse the tub with water, making sure to clean the parts of the tub that the tap and showerhead don’t reach.
Step 8 Wipe dry Wipe your tub dry and invite over your friends to marvel at its lack of dirt and dead skin.
It wasn’t until 1883 that cast iron bathtubs were enameled, creating smooth bathing surfaces.