How to Remove Tar From Bathtub


An unclean bathtub can make the entire bathroom feel unclean. Like any other kind of stain that seems to form on bathtub surfaces, tar is easily handled with minimal time, effort and a few materials that are more than likely already in the house. There are several methods that will have a bathtub clean and shiny in almost no time.

  • WD-40
  • Soft clean cloth
  • Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
  • Baking Soda
  • Sponge
  • Cream of tartar
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Old toothbrush
Spray the stained area with WD-40. For plastic and fiberglass bathtubs, it is recommended to test it in an inconspicuous area first to make sure that it won't damage the bathtub. Wipe the area with a clean soft cloth until the stain is gone. Rinse the area well, as WD-40 is slippery and may cause unnecessary accidents.

Dampen a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and scrub the area until all of the stain is removed.

Sprinkle baking soda on the stain and scrub with a sponge. Rinse the area with clean water and repeat if necessary.

Make a paste from cream of tartar and hydrogen peroxide, and scrub the stain with an old toothbrush. Rinse the area with clean water.

Tips and Warnings

  • Rinse the tub well when finished, as the bathtub may become slippery in the process of cleaning, depending on what has been used.
  • Test each method in an inconspicuous area of the tub first to ensure that the tub can handle it. Certain types of bathtubs, such as fiberglass, may not be able to handle chemicals such as the ones in WD-40.

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