Tuesday, March 10, 2009

WFMW-Bathroom Stone

My hubby and I are getting ready to re-do our bathroom. Our bathtub is old. I'm talking 50 years or more old. It was stained and embarrassing to have anyone look at it. We went and priced new tubs. The one I liked was $214; however, that is not the only cost. You have to figure hiring someone to take out the old tub and then installing the new tub. There's not a lot of space to take out the old one, so you might have to take out a wall. Costs might run to at least $1000, just for the tub.

I didn't want to spend that kind of money, yet I hate that tub!

One day, at Wal-Mart I saw a type of pumice stone for bathrooms. I remembered I had read on Flylady that pumice stones could get stains off toilets, so I thought why not try it on a bathtub?

I purchased the "Bathroom Stone" for $3.27. (See the picture below.) I brought it home and told my hubby about it. He was skeptical that it would work. We had tried everything over the years on that tub. Nothing budged those stains.

Later that night (hubby is a night owl), I heard the sounds of scrubbing. It went on for a long time. I smiled to myself because I knew it must be working or he wouldn't scrub that long.

I wish we would have taken before and after pictures. When I got up and went in to see my husband's handiwork, I was amazed! It looked pretty and white, just like new.

My $3.27 (and hubby's hard work scrubbing) saved us up to $1,211! That works for me!

Now, let me clarify a couple things. You do really have to scrub to get a stain out. It takes elbow grease! Also, you can't use this on fiberglass tubs, ours was a cast iron tub with a porcelain finish. But if you're thinking of replacing an old tub, give it a try. You might save yourself a bundle.

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Rena said...

So cool to save like that. Plus no nasty smelling chemicals that don't work anyway!

Now you can spend you money on something else. That WFM!

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Any other tips on hand? Esp. for vinegar??

Thanks, and nice to meet you in bloggy world.


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J said...

That is great advice. We had our tub covered a couple of years ago because it was old and stained. It was also pink so we would have still covered it but it would have been nice to make it look a little better before!

Kaycee said...

This is a great tip, I'm trying it this weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hello again. Thank you so much! Yes, I love those ideas.

Jenny Beth @ JenuineJen said...

I love that idea and will have to remember it. What a money saver for you guys!

Rina said...

Oh wow, how great is that?! I'm going to try that on our old bathtub (complete with its own stains), thanks for the tip!