How to Remove Dye Stains in a Tub

Megan Richardson

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.