Surely more than once you have wanted to take a relaxing bath when you get home, but the appearance of your bathtub makes those desire disappear immediately. Do not worry, with a few tips you can recover its original brightness and color.
Depending on the area, the water may contain lime, iron or other minerals that can damage the condition of your bathtub. In addition, although we think that due to its constant contact with water and soap it can always be clean and disinfected, you are wrong. It is precisely its usual use, the remnants of soap and water that can deteriorate it, spoiling its image with the appearance of mold or lime, dark or yellowish areas, loss of shine or scratches.
The first thing you should know is the importance of using special scouring pads and cloths for the bathroom pieces that, being softer, avoid damaging the enamel, as well as helping you with a small brush for the most difficult areas. Likewise, it is important not to use very strong or aggressive products for your daily cleaning, as it could make you lose the original shine or color. If you normally use bleach to clean the bathtub, it is recommended to alternate it with other milder products so as not to damage its appearance.
But if there is no going back and your bathtub due to use has lost its original white, there are some very effective home remedies to make it shine again.
As we have already explained in other articles, white, apple or wine vinegar is an easy ingredient to find in our homes and with numerous properties both for cleaning and disinfecting different areas of the home and, for our bathtubs, a great ally. Don’t worry about the smell, it will eventually disappear.
- Vinegar and hot water: Spray the entire tub with vinegar and let it sit for at least an hour. Next, fill the bathtub with hot water covering the entire area where we have added the vinegar and leave it overnight. In the morning, empty it, scrub it well with a sponge, and rinse. You will see the original white again.
- Salt and vinegar: Take a glass of vinegar and pour two tablespoons of salt inside. We stir it and let it rest overnight. The next day, we spray the entire bathtub with that mixture and remove it with a soft sponge. You will see how it shines in each pass.
- Baking soda and vinegar: Sprinkle baking soda on the damaged area and then spray vinegar. Finally, rinse with water and dry with a cloth. You will have a brand new bathtub.
If you don’t want to use vinegar, another option is hydrogen peroxide. In this case, simply apply a little to the stains, wait about 20 minutes for it to act and rinse.
These are products that are easy to find in your pantry. However, you can always try one of the many specific products sold on the market to clean the bathrooms and eliminate lime and moisture, helping you to give your bathtub a new look.