Home Interior Design Tips How to have shiny bathtub and tiles?

Having a shiny bathtub and bathroom tile can make your bathing experience more pleasurable. You can keep this area sparkling by following some routine steps of cleaning after use. Do a more deep cleaning every week or so to prevent scum, lime deposits and mildew.


Routine cleaning


Wash tub with very hot water and let it to settle down for sometime. Put on rubber gloves to protect your hands from debris, and sponge some of the hot water to surrounding wall tiles. The residual heat from the water will improve the effectiveness of your cleaners.

Bathroom Cleaners


Drain the tub of water. Start from the top of the tile and spray an all purpose bathroom cleaner to the tiles and the tub. Use a sponge to spread the cleaner evenly over the surface. Let the cleaner to settle down for sometime. Use a sponge with a gently abrasive surface to wipe cleaner from the tub and tile, start the process upside down.

Use plain water to clean


Clean the surface with a cloth or sponge. This process is important to avoid buildup of cleaners. Use a clean cloth to polish the tile and tub surfaces till they are dry and shiny.

Deep Cleaning Process


Remove dust and debris from tile and grout by spraying half water and half chlorine bleach mixed in spray bottle. Let the mixture to settle down for half an hour, and then wipe with a sponge and scrub any badly stained area with toothbrush. Clean it with plain water and dry with a clean cloth. If stains are there, apply a strong cleaner meant especially for removing stains from tile; use according to the directions.


Use an all purpose cleaner


Clean the tub by spraying an all purpose cleaner or a mixture of water and half dish washing or laundry detergent. Wipe the cleaner over the surface using a cloth or non abrasive sponge, then rinse the tub with plain water and polish it with clean cloth. Bathtubs made from porcelain are scratch resistant but should be treated with great care like fibreglass tub.

Make a paste of borax and lemon juice


Make a paste of lemon juice and borax to clean the stains from bathtub. Apply the paste to stained area and scrub gently with old toothbrush. Remove mineral deposits from an old tub by spraying it with a vinegar; allow it to settle for few minutes, then rinse it with wet cloth.


Originally posted 2015-12-22 18:26:15.

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