A stained bathtub will make the whole bathroom look worse. Despite the fact that you can’t always keep a perfect clean bathroom, you still have the chance to clean it and make it look like new. Besides periodic cleaning, you should know that any bathtub needs intensive cleaning, preferably with professional products, depending on the severity of existing stains.

Meanwhile, the stubborn yellow stains present on the surface of the tub/porcelain sinks can be easily removed with the help of a few cheap ingredients:

Baking soda

Old stains on the bathtub or porcelain sinks can be easily removed with baking soda. Mix one part baking soda with one part hydrogen peroxide and apply the resulting solution on the tub. Let it work for 40 minutes then wipe with a soft cloth.

If the entire bathtub is stained, it would be better to add more of the solution to a spray tube and then spray it over the entire surface.

Finally, rinse the bathtub with plenty of warm water.


Fill the bathtub with hot water and add 3 liters of vinegar and 10 tablespoons of baking soda. Leave the tub in this way for 3-4 hours, then drain the water and wipe the tub with a sponge soaked in laundry detergent. You will see how the bathtub will be cleaner and whiter than ever. In addition, vinegar disinfects, so your tub will be perfectly cleaned and disinfected.

If you are not happy with the hot water bathtub method, you can spray large amounts of vinegar on the surface of the tub, but not before putting the lid to prevent it from draining, then rub with a cloth and warm water.

It is also advisable to keep a spray tub filled with vinegar in your bathroom and to spray it on the tub after each use. It’s true that the smell is pretty stingy, but you can be sure there will be no bacteria in the air, and the mold will have no chance.


Although bleach is slightly stronger than the first two methods, it is good to know that it removes stronger and stubborn stains. Put the lid on the tub drain and apply a sufficient amount of bleach on the stains. Let it act for about 40 minutes.

Put on a pair of gloves and wipe the bathtub with a slightly abrasive sponge, then leave the solution act for another 10 minutes. In the end, rinse the bathtub with plenty of warm water.

Careful! When using bleach, it is best to open the window (if you have one), and if not, open the door and the closest window because the solution is toxic and can cause irritation in the respiratory system.

The above can also be used to remove stubborn yellow stains from porcelain sinks.

If none of the methods listed above have provided the hoped results, it is very likely that the stains are too old to be removed with classical methods, which means you have to use professional products. Be careful though, because they are toxic and must be used with great care.

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