Since you have bought and fixed it for your own use, make sure that no fungi, algae or moulds reside in your bath. Bath and moisture are part and parcel to each other, and there is a fair chance for such creatures to make your tub their habitat. Cleanliness is the key to good health but it can be quite challenging especially when it comes to removing water stains from tubs that later serve as home to microbes. Ask a renowned bathroom renovation service in NYC and they will give you a heads up on what items are safe and which are not. If you want to make sure you are using the safe items to clean your bathroom, here are 4 household products which can easily remove stains from your bath for good. Use these common kitchen or household items to bring an everlasting dazzle and incredible sparkle to your bathroom.
- Oven cleaner
It may sound bizarre to use your oven cleaner in the bathroom but once you experience it’s magic, you may start buying one extra unit in grocery to keep in the bathroom. After all, it’s better than completing a bathroom renovation, so if you have stubborn stains in your bath that do not come off even after a lot of scrubbing, spray some oven cleaner on them. Let it sit for a few hours and use warm water to rinse it off later. Enjoy a relaxing bathing experience in your sparkling bath tub.
Using oven cleaner in the bath has few limitations. It cannot be sprayed onto acrylic surfaces. If you have an acrylic bathtub then avoid oven cleaner hack as it may damage the surface or affect the shine. It works like a charm for the porcelain tubs, but avoid using it on the coloured porcelain tubs. It can fade the colour. Also, make sure the oven cleaner spray does not reach the plastic shower curtains or the metallic surfaces nearby.
- Baking soda
Baking soda is the unsung hero of the cleaning world. Many stubborn stains surrender in front of it. In order to get rid of stains in your tub, mix two portions of baking soda to one portion of hydrogen peroxide to form a smooth paste. Apply this paste to the stained surfaces especially the corners and leave for half an hour. Wash it off with warm water.
If you have an enamel tub, you may consider scrubbing with a sponge or a soft brush. If you have a tub made of porcelain, you can use a more abrasive tool like pumice stone to scrub. Please be careful not to use an abrasive tool to scrub the acrylic tub or it would damage the soft surface. Use nothing other than a sponge to remove stains from the acrylic tub. You would be surprised to see the sparkle after the rinse.
Vinegar is a natural solution to clean hard water stains and soap film. It is equally effective for acrylic as well as porcelain baths. If you have a tub made of porcelain, use full strength white vinegar to scrub the stains off. Rinse with cold water afterwards. If you have an acrylic tub, turn on the hot water knob till the stains are covered. Add two cups of white vinegar and let it sit for fifteen minutes. Remove the drain plug to drain the water. The vinegar has acidic properties that cleans the stains without damaging the surface. Being natural, vinegar is an environment friendly cleaning agent.
As iron cuts iron and poison kills poison, ever tried using shampoo to get rid of stains caused by shampoo? It sounds indigenous though, but it is quite an effective technique which helps you combat bath stains. Just take some shampoo, scrub it onto the stains with the help of a brush or a sponge and rinse it off.
Bonus tip: Wash the metallic fittings in the washroom with toothpaste, yes toothpaste! It would bring back the shine and lustre without much effort being put in.