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How to Clean a Ring from Your Bathtub

Save hand-washing houseguests the horror of having to stare at a line of dirt and dead skin ringing the bathtub.


  • 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.
  • TIP: 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.
  • TIP: 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.
  • FACT: It wasn't until 1883 that cast iron bathtubs were enameled, creating smooth bathing surfaces.

You Will Need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Clean
  • dry cloths
  • Abrasive bathroom cleaner or baking soda
  • A scrub brush with plastic bristles
  • A spray bottle
  • A bottle of white vinegar

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