A porcelain tub can collect rust stains over time, but you can remove these stains with a coarse scrub sponge, a pumice stone from your local pharmacy and a baking soda-vinegar paste. Learn how to restore your porcelain tub's beauty in this free video on bathroom cleaning.
Hi, I'm Dana Wilson with All-In-One Maid Service in Salt Lake City. Today we're here at Towers Marie Plumbing Showroom to demonstrate how to remove rust stains from a porcelain bath tub. To remove rust stains from porcelain tub, the supplies that I have for this job is a pumice stone and it's actually a pumice stone that you could buy in the pharmacy department at a retail store, it's you know, can be used on your feet. You can actually use it on a porcelain tub, and you'd be surprised, it does not scratch it. It might feel like, you might think at first that it will, but it won't, and we also have a, a really coarse scrub sponge and I've made a paste out of three parts baking soda, one part vinegar. It breaks down rust like you wouldn't believe. It's probably better than any other commercial cleaning product out there that you can buy. The first thing that you want to do is wet the entire area that you're working on and take the pumice stone and you want to just lightly rub the area, and it doesn't scratch but just make sure that you do it really light. You don't want to obviously put elbow grease into it, but just lightly rub it and you'll see the rust start to fall away. Now, after you've done the entire area, you might not get it all of with the pumice stone, but take your sponge and the paste that you've made out of baking soda and vinegar, just directly dip it in there and take it and just rub in circle motions, your area and just kind of put it on there pretty thick and you want to just let it sit for a while. If you know, you have time and patience, let it sit for like an hour. The acid that this produces, in a chemical reaction, actually really breaks down rust well, and really hard water spots too so you can get all of it in one. And then after you've let it sit for as long as you know, you can, just take your tub, run the water and rinse it off. If you need to repeat the whole process, if you have really hard to handle rust spots, just go through, start off with your pumice stone. Get the areas lightly and then, use your paste, do the whole process again, let it sit and it works really well and you'll have a beautiful white porcelain tub when you're finished. Once again, I'm Dana Wilson and we just demonstrated how to remove rust stains from a porcelain bath tub.