Easy Ways to Clean a Garden Tub


A garden tub can provide a challenge when it comes to cleaning. Garden tubs are large and deep, and they often are situated in a bathroom corner. That makes it difficult to reach all the areas of the tub to clean, but there are ways to make it much easier.


  • Gathering the tools you need is the first step. One invaluable item is a detachable shower nozzle or a faucet attachment that sprays water. Next, choose a liquid, not a gritty, cleaner to clean your tub. Make a homemade cleaner by filling a spray bottle with equal parts of vinegar and warm water, plus a few teaspoons of ammonia. You also will need a microfiber towel and a mop.

Light Cleaning

  • Spray the entire tub down with the solution of your choice. Allow it to sit for a few minutes to penetrate soap scum and dirt. If the tub is not very dirty, you should be able to simply rinse it out with a shower attachment.

Heavy Duty Cleaning

  • If your garden tub has a ring of soap scum, or the kids have been playing in it with bath-time finger paints, you will need to scrub the tub. Use a mop to clean the tub thoroughly from top to bottom; the mop lets you reach difficult-to-access areas. Rinse well with the shower attachment.

Drying and Polishing

  • Many bathtubs and garden tubs dry with water spots that can make them look still dirty after they have been cleaned. Wrap a microfiber towel around the mop's head and use it to dry and buff your garden tub.

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