Oct 11 , 2019

How to Clean Bathtub Stains

Types of Stains


Removing stains from a tub will depend on two factors: type of mineral causing the stain and the material the tub is made from. Porcelain is the most popular type of bathtub surface and is more forgiving. You can use any of the methods described below to remove common bathtub stains on porcelain. If you have an acrylic tub, do not use abrasive cleaners because they can damage the surface. Here’s How To Clean with Bleach In a Bathroom.

Common stain colors caused by mineral deposits and more:

  • Reddish-brown = iron
  • Rust-colored and blue-green stains = low pH/acidic water
  • Black = sulfur bacteria
  • Yellow = accumulation of human oils

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