How to Repair a Rusty Bathtub Drain

Here’s a question from our 08/10/2019 Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Carmen in New Hampshire says, “I have a bathtub drain that has mold and rust in the sealant. I have tried everything I can think of to clean it such as bleach, peroxide, and Lime-A-Way. Nothing has worked and I am embarrassed because it appears that I haven’t cleaned the tub. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.”

We tell Carmen the drain/tub can likely be repaired rather than replaced. She should remove the drain stopper, sand the rust, prime and paint before putting the stopper back.

Listen above for the segment!

Read the blog from the August 10 show and listen to the full broadcast here


  1. Danny i watch your show every Wednesday on WJBF in Augusta GA i watch you so i can learn how to do some of the things you do just in case i have to do them around my home i love your show very much keep up the good work.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here