How to Remove FiberGlass Stains

Fiberglass bathtubs and showers appear to be a great invention; however, fiberglass is highly susceptible to stains from hardwater and soap scum and many bathroom cleaners  can be too abrasive to use on fiberglass stains. It's recommended that the walls of tubs and showers get wiped down after each use to help prevent build up or water spots, but seriously--except for the most anal retentive among us, I don't see this catching on as part of the morning routine.

How to Remove Fiberglass Stains

How to Remove Stains from Fiberglass Bathtubs and Showers

For us non-OCDers (i.e. we who do not diligently wipe down our fiberglass tubs and showers after each use) The resulting water stains, soap scum, and general ick can seem daunting. But it can be restored to like new, with a little effort and the following:

  • Lemon juice
  • Small spray bottle
  • Baking soda
  • Old toothbrush, sponge
  • Towels for drying
  • Car Wax or furniture polish
  • Clean soft cloth

I am the first to admit, that I hate cleaning the tub/shower, so my best advice is not to let it get to the point of having to scrub it, as in regular quick easy maintenance, such as the aforementioned wiping down after each use...

Yeah, me neither. Try the following steps:

  1. Spray the stains with lemon juice. For this you can either pour some into the spray bottle or attach the sprayer directly to the lemon juice container.
  2. Apply a small amount of baking soda to affected area with a sponge to make a paste.
  3. Scrub to remove stain adding more lemon juice or baking soda as needed. Use old toothbrush to work around hardware, drains and small spaces.
  4. Rinse thoroughly with water
  5. Repeat the process, allowing lemon juice paste to sit for a few minutes, if  stain persists.
  6. Dry with towels
  7. Apply a coat of car wax or furniture polish to walls and side of tub only. Be certain not to get any on the floor of the tub as it will create an unsafe slippery surface. This works as a protective barrier in the same way it does for your car.

How to Remove Stains From Fiberglass Pools

While it may be true fiberglass pools are overall easier to maintain than more traditional cement pools, they are not maintenance free.Your fiberglass pool is likely to get an  unsightly ring around its waterline, due to sun screens and body oils.  And stains, like rust can also sometimes occur because of metals in the pool. Collect the following items to clean your pool:

  • Liquid dish detergent and water to make a solution
  • Soft brush or cloth
  • Chlorine tablet that you use  to keep your pool chlorinated.

To remove a simple "ring" try the following steps:

  1. Make a solution of a  small amount of liquid dish detergent and water.
  2. Using a soft brush or cloth, scrub the water ring with the solution.
  3. To remove rust from your fiberglass pool simply rub a chlorine tablet over the affected area and scrub it with a soft brush to remove the rust stain.