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How to Remove Dye Stains in a Tub

If you hang dry clothes over a tub or use colored shampoos and soaps in the shower, you could end up with a stain on your tub. Dye can leave a permanent stain on a tub, if you don't use the right stain removal method. A few household ingredients can be combined to return your bathtub to its clean, white state.

Baking soda and lemon can make your bath tub gleam.

Step 1

Pour 1 tbsp.  cream of tartar into a bowl.


Step 2

Add 1 tbsp.  baking soda into the bowl.


Step 3

Pour 1/2 tsp.  lemon juice into the bowl, and stir all of the ingredients together.

The mixture should be a thick paste.  Add more lemon juice if needed.


Step 4

Dip a cloth into the mixture, and then rub it in a circular motion over the dye stain. 


Step 5

Let the homemade paste sit on the stain for about 15 minutes, and then rinse it off with water. 


Step 6

Apply the paste again if the stain is still there, and leave it on for 30 minutes the second time.  Rinse the area thoroughly with water.

Things You Will Need

  • 1 tbsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tbsp. baking soda
  • Lemon juice
  • Bowl
  • Cloth

About the Author

Megan Richardson began her career as a freelance writer and editor in 2009. She has experience in public relations and event planning, and she worked as a writer's assistant to a published author for more than a year. Her work has also appeared in "The Daily Sentinel." Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and journalism from Stephen F. Austin State University

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