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How to Clean a Bathtub

How much time do you really have to clean? Not much.

That’s why I try to come up with great ideas to make cleaning easy.

I get inspiration from all over the place.

One spot I love visiting is the automotive section of stores.

Last week I found this awesome drill attachment called Mothers PowerBall.

First off, it has the BEST name ever.

What has me even more excited is how you can use the PowerBall to clean a bathtub quickly.

I think you’ll love this idea – it could be the newest way to clean your tub and entire bathroom!!

How to Clean a Bathtub…The ‘Tools’

I hate cleaning.

It’s messy, disgusting, and takes a lot of time.

We’re always on the run. Almost every night my wife or I have to take our daughters to an activity.

And the weekends are more frantic. Not to mention we have to somehow squeeze in grocery shopping. washing clothes, paying bills – the list goes on…

So anything that saves me time is a remarkable.

What I like best about the PowerBall is there’s no way it’ll scratch anything.

PowerBall is Foam

It’s made from foam and can attach to a power drill.


Anything that uses a power tool has to be awesome, right.

Here are all the supplies you’ll need to make your bathtub clean as a whistle

This isn’t a bad supply list.

I bet you have most of it already.

You can pickup the PowerBall at Walmart in the automotive department. There were a ton of other items I wanted but they’ll have to wait 🙂

Let’s get started and see how the PowerBall works in the tub.

How to clean a bathtub without sweating like Boss Hogg

Gone are the days when we could take 2 hours to deep clean the bathroom.

Seriously, between work and kids’ activities we barely have time to go grocery shopping.

My Mom warned me this would be the busiest time in my life and she was totally right.

But at least today we have more cleaning short cuts than in the 80s.

The first step is to remove all the stuff from your shower: soap, loofahs, etc.

Fill a bucket with about 1 gallon of warm water.

Fill a Bucket

Then spray your favorite cleaning solution onto the tub and surround.

Spray Tub

I always wear cleaning gloves and a respirator when using chemicals.

Wear protection

Especially when using stuff that’s really potent. Stay safe – that’s the #1 priority above all else.

We have a tile wall surround with grout that needs to be deep cleaned. That’s not what I’ll be tackling today.

There will be a whole separate post on vertical grout cleaning tactics. So stay posted.

Place the PowerBall into your power drill.

Then go to town.  Clean the bathtub, drain, faucet handles, spout, and surround (whether plastic or tile).

Use PowerBall with Power Drill

Once you’re satisfied you can either spray down the tub with a detachable shower head or rinse it off with a sponge and water.

Rinse Surfaces

I do have a few extra tips that help get a streak free look. Of course they’re in the video.

My apologies ahead of time, I’m looking just a tad haggard.

That’s what a pipe leak and kitchen ceiling collapse will do to a 37 year old guy who needs more sleep.

What’s Next

We also have a great tutorial showing how to caulk a bathtub – great tips!

If you’re doing a bathroom remodel and need help, join one of our online courses – they’ll make your bathroom renovation much easier!

Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll do my best to help.

Thanks as always for reading, watching, and being part of our awesome community.



Bathtub Cleaning Tips