After a stressful day, soaking into your luxurious bathtub is pure heaven. Yet, the tub is a magnet for dirt, grime, mildew, soap scum and stains. Regular maintenance using the right cleaning solution is a must.
So, here are some useful tips to clean your tub and make it like new:
1. Have a regular routine.
Always be proactive in your approach and always clean the tub after each use. Take the time to examine the tub and rinse well with warm water. Wipe off excess water using a dry microfiber cloth, soft sponge or squeegee.
2. Use the right cleaning solution.
Environmental-friendly vinegar is excellent to use for deep cleaning. Just fill a spray bottle with half solution each of white vinegar and warm water. Spray on the entire tub and let stand for 15 minutes. Wipe with a sponge or microfiber cloth. After that, rinse with warm water and wipe again with the cloth.
For mild stains or heavier dirt, sprinkle the whole tub with baking soda. Spray with the vinegar and warm water solution. The combination of the baking soda and vinegar will make the solution bubble. Scrub with a soft sponge until it forms a paste. Let stand for 15 minutes; wipe and rinse after.
Does your tub have tough stains? Then use 1 part hydrogen peroxide and 2 parts baking soda to form a paste. Let it remain for about half an hour before wiping and rinsing.
Consequently, deal rust stains with lemon juice and a paste of borax powder. Sprinkle borax on the tub and cut half a lemon. Rub the lemon on the stain until pasty. Leave on for 30 minutes before rinsing.
3. Have the right tools on hand.
Remember to use non-abrasive sponges to prevent scratching the tub. Commercial cleaners are also available. Always wear rubber gloves to protect your hands and avoid mixing cleaning solutions. Also, make sure the area is well ventilated when cleaning.
Cleaning your tub is easy. It also helps to be proactive and diligent with the clean-ups. With the right methods and cleaning solution, your bathtub will be spotless in no time.