Cleaning Guidelines For Your Bathroom Clawfoot Tub
A clawfoot tub is a beautiful addition to any bathroom. As with any tub, keeping them clean is an important part of maintaining an unstained tub. Here are some guidelines to cleaning your own clawfoot tub. Wear old clothes that you do not mind ruining. Remove any rugs near your tub and all washcloths, shampoos, soap dishes, or other items placed on your tub. To protect the floor, lay plastic sheets or newspaper. Fill the tub with warm water and add 1-cup of liquid bleach. Let it sit for 30 minutes to lift soap scum and dirt. Let it drain completely and inspect for visible stains that were not removed in this process. For these stains, put on your rubber gloves and make a paste of bleach powder and water and apply to the areas that need extra attention. Let this mixture sit on the spots for 10 minutes and wipe it with a damp sponge. Repeat the process until they are gone.
When the inside of the tub is clean, you will be ready to address the outside of the tub. To clean the outside of the clawfoot tub, start at the top and work down. If you clean from the bottom up, dirty water will run down the tub when you get to the top that will soil where you just cleaned. Using the powdered bleach and sponge, go around the lip of the tub, paying close attention to any spots caused by shampoos or soaps.