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Having a hard time bending to clean the bathtub. Need a long handled brush,any suggestions.

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ceekay1343323767.4771396 PostsRegistered 7/31/2007

Clorox makes a BathWand (comes in a bright blue box) that has a nice long handle. I had trouble with the attachable head falling apart before I finished cleaning the tub but maybe that was a bad batch. I have one tub that is so oddly configured I actually have to stand down in it to clean it and then throw glasses or buckets of water at the walls to rinse them. So a long handle is nice to have. Doing a quick google search it looks like Mr. Clean makes a similar item as does Scotch Brite (which I think is what I got as the refill for the Clorox one I have).

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misspammie1343324020.8612163 PostsRegistered 3/14/2010now in Virginia
On 7/26/2012 ceekay said:

Clorox makes a BathWand (comes in a bright blue box) that has a nice long handle. I had trouble with the attachable head falling apart before I finished cleaning the tub but maybe that was a bad batch. I have one tub that is so oddly configured I actually have to stand down in it to clean it and then throw glasses or buckets of water at the walls to rinse them. So a long handle is nice to have.

a bit OT, but lately been having HORRIBLE rash itchy stuff going on. many years ago from the Q I ordered this thing that has an applier on the end of a long handle,,,,,for applying creams etc to one's back...been using it after alllll these years, works wonderfully.,,,,just thought of this with the tub cleaner,,,,,I too can't bend and stoop to clean like i'd like to,,,this is a good idea for those of who don't quite bend like we used to. thank you for the hint,,,,,gonna get me one of these!!!!!

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swindy1343324603.04710 PostsRegistered 1/16/2011

Fuller brush also had a long handled brush for use in the tub. Came in a set from QVC. Didn't check to see if they still carry it but if not might find it anywhere they sell Fuller Brush. I have one and it works fine. Can't bend either. Good Luck.

RedConvert­ibleGirl1343325580.87713789 PostsRegistered 9/3/2005Pacific NW

I also can't bend over (back problems, back surgery) and many years ago bought a brush from Q that is specific for the tub. I bet you could find something at the store where brooms and such are sold, or bath cleaning supplies. Heck, maybe even one of those long handled push brooms with the stiffer brushes might work.

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BonnieBelle1343339427.66719227 PostsRegistered 4/13/2007

I thought I was the only one with back problems and couldn't bend. My husband cleans the tub, otherwise, I would have to hire a cleaning person.

Marsha20031343342098.534241 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007

I picked up one of THESE at the grocery store. The handle extends and locks. I use it in conjunction with Scrubbing Bubbles.

lolakimono1343342254.59312196 PostsRegistered 3/29/2012

I have also heard that once you clean it, use the liquid car wax products to keep it clean much longer.

BonnieBelle1343342528.2319227 PostsRegistered 4/13/2007
On 7/26/2012 lolakimono said:

I have also heard that once you clean it, use the liquid car wax products to keep it clean much longer.

That sounds slippery and dangerous.

mistriTsqu­irrel1343358268.35310594 PostsRegistered 7/17/2010Purgatory, USA
On 7/26/2012 BonnieBelle said:
On 7/26/2012 lolakimono said:

I have also heard that once you clean it, use the liquid car wax products to keep it clean much longer.

That sounds slippery and dangerous.


Maybe you could just put it on the walls and not the floor.

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RedLipstick1343368642.95759 PostsRegistered 6/29/2012

The liquid car wax was suggested by my plumber, because he said to replace the tub would be not great fun and yes, I would not put it on the bottom.........but I have a full mat so there is no problem.

twopeas1343400188.7574300 PostsRegistered 6/5/2011PNW
On 7/26/2012 Marsha2003 said:

I picked up one of THESE at the grocery store. The handle extends and locks. I use it in conjunction with Scrubbing Bubbles.

I bought one of these a couple of years ago, and finally tossed it. The scrubber portion kept turning and turning as I was trying to use it. Was mine just a lemon?

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Adelm1343400888.8531 PostsRegistered 4/3/2009

I use a dairy brush -- the same one farmers use to clean the dairy. They're super durable, last forever, really do a good job and they're cheap. The long bristles get into corners with ease. I wouldn't be without mine. They come in a range of handle lengths and the 20" length may work well for you.

Here's a link for an example: http://www.hoge.com/store/store.php?crn=218&rn=413&action=show_detail

Thingamajig1343401015.341960 PostsRegistered 7/13/2006

I too got one of the Scotch Brite scrubbers. It worked fine for me.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Scotch-Brite-Shower-Bath-Scrubber-1-pk/13281243

ROMARY1343402876.80715339 PostsRegistered 4/28/2010

This is just an idea ....... Maybe try dropping in a few 3-minute denture cleaning tablets into a full tub. Let set for at least 1/2 hour. Then scrub around with the above mentioned brushes. Then rinse well. Make sure the bathroom door is closed to prevent young children/pets from touching the water or falling into it. Just thinking out loud................

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sillybugs1343402978.193763 PostsRegistered 8/8/2009
On 7/27/2012 Thingamajig said:

I too got one of the Scotch Brite scrubbers. It worked fine for me.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Scotch-Brite-Shower-Bath-Scrubber-1-pk/13281243


This, I own it and it works great!

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Q-Checker1343403220.9110 PostsRegistered 3/18/2008

I use the Fuller bathtub brush that Swindy mentioned. I also use (AND LOVE!) their bathtub cleaning product and ordered a gallon of it. It makes the task very easy to do. I orignially saw this on QVC but may have ordered it from the Fuller Brush web site.

VCamp27481343403247.666513 PostsRegistered 4/20/2006
On 7/26/2012 mistriTsquirrel said:
On 7/26/2012 BonnieBelle said:
On 7/26/2012 lolakimono said:

I have also heard that once you clean it, use the liquid car wax products to keep it clean much longer.

That sounds slippery and dangerous.


Maybe you could just put it on the walls and not the floor.

Yes, a coat of car wax on clean tile does cause the water to bead up & roll off, so you don't have to clean the tile so often.

Oxo brand sells a telescoping long-handled brush. You might check their website to find out where it's sold. Seems like Amazon has everything these days, but you might prefer to look for the brush in your local Target, Walmart, or whatever.

Also, you can clean your tub with a clean broom.

Trishthedi­sh1343403828.41429 PostsRegistered 7/20/2010La Jolla, CA
The Container Store sells a scrubber with a handle that is extendable. It has a non-scratch head on it. They sell replacement heads I have had mine for 5 years and it works well. I use it on my deep soaking tub, so I don't have to get in the tub to clean it.

Slainte1343404094.773193 PostsRegistered 5/3/2007

I can also recommend the Scotch Brite scrubber. By spraying a mixture of white vinegar and a drop or two of Dawn dishwashing liquid everytime after using the tub or shower I can extend the time between the need to do a thorough cleaning with the scrubber for quite a while and still have a clean looking tub or shower. If you spray after every use it keeps the lime deposits and the soap scum away and makes the tub or shower sparkling, and I have a 30+ year old tub and a 20+ year old shower.

di-mc1343404138.567109 PostsRegistered 12/4/2006the real world
On 7/27/2012 twopeas said:
On 7/26/2012 Marsha2003 said:

I picked up one of THESE at the grocery store. The handle extends and locks. I use it in conjunction with Scrubbing Bubbles.

I bought one of these a couple of years ago, and finally tossed it. The scrubber portion kept turning and turning as I was trying to use it. Was mine just a lemon?


I also had one, by a different manufacturer, that did the same thing! When I tried to clean the sides of the tub, the thing kept flipping around. Ugh!

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Marsha20031343404906.9874241 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007
On 7/27/2012 twopeas said:
On 7/26/2012 Marsha2003 said:

I picked up one of THESE at the grocery store. The handle extends and locks. I use it in conjunction with Scrubbing Bubbles.

I bought one of these a couple of years ago, and finally tossed it. The scrubber portion kept turning and turning as I was trying to use it. Was mine just a lemon?

I don't know. I haven't had that problem. Did yours do that right away or after you had been using it a while?

twopeas1343407899.5534300 PostsRegistered 6/5/2011PNW
On 7/27/2012 Marsha2003 said:
On 7/27/2012 twopeas said:
On 7/26/2012 Marsha2003 said:

I picked up one of THESE at the grocery store. The handle extends and locks. I use it in conjunction with Scrubbing Bubbles.

I bought one of these a couple of years ago, and finally tossed it. The scrubber portion kept turning and turning as I was trying to use it. Was mine just a lemon?

I don't know. I haven't had that problem. Did yours do that right away or after you had been using it a while?

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Marsha20031343412523.574241 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007
On 7/27/2012 twopeas said:
On 7/27/2012 Marsha2003 said:
On 7/27/2012 twopeas said:
On 7/26/2012 Marsha2003 said:

I picked up one of THESE at the grocery store. The handle extends and locks. I use it in conjunction with Scrubbing Bubbles.

I bought one of these a couple of years ago, and finally tossed it. The scrubber portion kept turning and turning as I was trying to use it. Was mine just a lemon?

I don't know. I haven't had that problem. Did yours do that right away or after you had been using it a while?

Right away. {#emotions_dlg.ohmy}

How disappointing!

circles1343413079.3817026 PostsRegistered 5/11/2005N.J.

I have the same issues with my back....so I use my spin mop to clean down the tub floor and walls....

redbird1343417204.87113 PostsRegistered 8/1/2005

I also have back problems. Before my husband retired I used a brush from the auto department used to wash suvs. Now he cleans the bathroom for me. :)

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