How Removing Stains from a Porcelain Bathtub?

Pick up a canister of abrasive cleaning powder. For thick buildup on porcelain surfaces, you’ll need to use something a little more heavy-duty. Use a product like Comet or Ajax that comes in powdered form. The small particles will be able to penetrate deeper into stains that have set up on the surface of the tub to remove them.

Powdered cleansers contain chemicals known as surfactants which have mild abrasive properties. This makes them much more effective for addressing hardened, stuck-on residue. Apply abrasive cleansers sparingly. For most jobs, a single canister be enough for a single thorough cleaning.

Stick with natural alternatives. Alternately, tough stains like rust and hard water residue can be treated with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and cream of tartar. Blend the two ingredients together until they’re about the same consistency as cake frosting and spread them directly over the stains. After 10 minutes, buff the stains with a nylon brush or pumice stone until they’re erased completely.

Homemade concoctions like hydrogen peroxide and cream of tartar will be preferable for those who are wary of the health and environmental effects of chemical cleaning products. Hydrogen peroxide will also help treat age-related discoloration and lighten the finish of the tub.

Sprinkle the cleaning powder around the stained tub. A moderate dusting should be enough to deal with most messes. The powder won’t stick to the surface of the porcelain on its own, but when combined with a liquid it will form a paste that can be spread directly over stains. Be sure to cover the bottom of the tub, where accumulated mold can become a slipping hazard.

How Removing Stains from an Enamel Bathtub?

Try cleaning with vinegar first. Though it’s a mild natural cleanser, vinegar will typically be potent enough to deal with most stains when applied heavily and given time to set up. Spray the tub down thoroughly, let the vinegar sit for a few minutes, then scrub aray the stains using a sponge or stiff-bristled brush. If you discover that vinegar isn’t having the desired effect, you can move on to more intensive methods. There will come a point when simply adding more and more vinegar won’t suffice.

Use a bleach-free commercial cleaning spray. Products like Lysol All Purpose Cleaner, Kaboom, Shout! and Scrubbing Bubbles shower cleaner are good for eating away at tough stains without damaging delicate surfaces. Since most of these products contain a similar combination of ingredients, any of them will work as well as another. Just make sure whatever product you choose doesn’t contain bleach, as this can severely weaken the outer enamel layer of the tub.

Only buy cleaners that have been approved for use on enamel-coated bathroom surfaces. Be sure to check the label carefully before buying a particular cleaning product so you’ll know you’re getting what you need. If possible, open a nearby window, open the door, and turn on a fan to ventilate the bathroom while you clean with any of these products.

Make your own natural cleaner. If you’re reluctant to go shopping, you can formulate a simple all-purpose bathroom cleaner at home by mixing together warm water, baking soda, Castile soap and essential oils in a spray bottle. All of these ingredients are readily available and safe to use but are quite potent when brought together. Once they’re combined, spray the mixture onto the stained surface and give it a few minutes to take effect before wiping it away.

If you’re having trouble tracking down Castile soap, hydrogen peroxide will make an acceptable substitute. Essential oils like tea tree and peppermint can also act as natural disinfectants. Soak problem areas for several minutes. Mist on the solution and give it a chance to sit. Pay special attention to places with heavy staining and discoloration. The cleaning solution should get to work dissolving these stains right away.

Bathroom Decorate

Decide on a style. A bathroom cabinet should fit into its environment, so you will want to choose cabinetry that complements your home’s existing furniture and architectural details. Consider the following design elements: Doors. You may opt for open-shelved cabinets, which have no doors, or for decorative glass or solid doors.

Material. Bathroom cabinets come in a wide array of materials, including wood, plastic, wicker, glass, bamboo, porcelain and laminate. Accessories. Pay attention to things like drawer pulls, door handles, cabinet tops and mirrors, as these details contribute to the cabinet‘s aesthetic and style.

Add another coat if the paint looks patchy and let it dry overnight. After letting the first layer dry overnight, you may notice that the paint has some patchy areas. Apply a second coat, brushing on paint over edges and corners and using a foam roller on flat surfaces. Let the vanity and all of the painted pieces sit undisturbed for a full night and check them in the morning.

Patchiness often occurs with darker paint colors. When applying extra coats of paint, you may need to let the vanity dry for up to 48 hours. Rinse the product away. Use warm water to clear away the chemical you used. Use a once-a-month cleaner. Products such as Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Cleaner are meant to deep clean your shower once a month. To use, apply the product to the tub and walls. Leave it on for 3 minutes. Wash away the product.

Ensure the room is ventilated. Open a window. Keep the bathroom door open. Run a fan. Do what you need to do to create good airflow. Apply the sealer with an applicator brush or sponge. Put some sealer on the applicator, and work it into the grout. Only do a small area, so you can keep track of what you’ve done. In about 10 minutes, wipe off any excess. You need to remove the excess sealer from the tile and grout. The sealer should have soaked in during this time.

How Removing Stains from an Acrylic Bathtub?

Avoid abrasive chemical cleaners. When cleaning an acrylic bathtub, stay away from harsh astringent powders such as Comet and Ajax, as well as harsh chemicals like bleach. Acrylic is a soft material and is therefore easily damaged. These types of products are almost guaranteed to ruin your tub’s finish. It’s generally a good idea to start with the gentlest cleaning solution available to you and work your way up to more powerful options if that doesn’t work.

Spray the stains with vinegar. Distilled white vinegar makes an excellent natural cleaning solution, especially on smooth surfaces like acrylic that release stains easily. Fill a spray bottle with vinegar and keep it on hand for routine bathroom cleaning tasks. Apply the vinegar liberally to completely cover the affected area. Lemon juice makes a fine alternative to vinegar if you happen to have some in the refrigerator.

Allow the vinegar to sit for 10-20 minutes. As it sits, the acidity in the vinegar will break down mold, grime and discoloration so that they can wiped away with ease. You may even see stains begin to dissolve and run off on their own, before you even begin scrubbing. Make sure you give the vinegar ample time to begin working. For especially troublesome spots, sprinkle a little baking soda onto the vinegar as it soaks.

How Cleaning the Tile Above the Bathtub?

Run the shower on hot. With the bathroom closed, run the shower on hot for a few minutes. The steam from the shower will help release dirt and grime. Test your cleaner first. Whatever cleaner you choose to use, test it in an inconspicuous place first. You want to make sure it doesn’t damage or discolor your tile.

Apply the cleaner. Scrub the tiles thoroughly or apply the cleaner as directed. Rinse the tiles off thoroughly. You don’t want to mix chemicals, and rinsing the tiles will help with that. Scrub the grout with bleach or a cleaning product. Dip an old toothbrush in bleach or cleaning product. Scrub along the grout to create whiter grout.

If you don’t want to use bleach, a product like Scrubbing Bubbles, Kaboom, or Lysol Bathroom Cleaner will work great. Alternatively, you can combine white vinegar and water to make your own cleaning solution.

Small and mid-sized grout brushes are a great option for cleaning your grout. You can find different sizes of these brushes where you buy cleaning supplies. Make sure the cleaner you used previously is compatible with bleach before applying this solution. For instance, neither vinegar nor ammonia should be mixed with bleach.

Rinse off the bleach or cleaning product. Let the tiles dry. Seal the grout. You should seal the grout twice a year. Sealing it helps protect it from the moisture in the bathroom.

Use a penetrating sealer. These coat the grout but still allow moisture to escape. The grout won’t crack as much with this type of sealer. Clear out everything that could block the grout. You want to have access to it to apply the sealer. Clean off the grout. If it’s discolored, apply the bleach as described above. Let it dry.

How to Clean a Bathtub?

No one likes a grimy bathtub, but no one likes to clean it either. However much you dread this task, you have many options available to make the process simpler. You can use a natural cleaning product, such as grapefruits and salt, or a commercial product to thoroughly clean your bathtub.

Use baking soda paste. This paste works well for rust stains, but you can also use it as a general cleaner. To make the paste, add water to the baking soda until it forms a paste-like substance. Then, use a sponge to apply the paste to the areas you want to clean. Scrub the paste into the surface to help remove the stains. Finally, rinse away the paste.

If your bathtub is very dirty or stained, apply the paste onto the affected areas, then spritz over it with white vinegar. Allow the baking soda and vinegar to set on the stain for 10-15 minutes, then scrub with a sponge. Finally, rinse away the baking soda and vinegar. This should remove the stains.

Try borax and a lemon. This coupling also works well on hard stains. Dust the stain with borax. Cut a lemon in half, and rub it on the stain. Let it stand for at least 15 minutes. Wash it away.

Practice everyday cleaning. If you clean out your tub every time you shower, you won’t have a buildup over time. Use the shower to sprinkle the tub with warm water, washing away any dirt. Wipe off the water with a towel or sponge.

Apply as directed. Leave the cleaner to sit, or scrub it in as directed by the manufacturer. Don’t use a metal or abrasive brush as it can damage your tub. For hard to reach places, try scrubbing using an old toothbrush and one of the aforementioned cleaning products.

How Cleaning a Bathtub with a Commercial Product?

Put on gloves. Some chemicals are harsh, so put on gloves to protect your skin. Clear the tub of debris. Hair and loose dirt will get in the way of your cleaning, so use the shower to wash them down the tub. Hair and debris may clog your bathtub drain, so you may want to remove most of it from your tub using a paper towel. Then, rinse your tub with your shower stream.

Choose a sponge and brush. Don’t pick a sponge that’s too abrasive, such as steel wool. Stick with a scrubbing sponge. Otherwise, you may take the finish off your tub. Additionally, it’s helpful to use a toothbrush or grout brush to get into the nooks and crannies, as well as around the faucets.

Magic Erasers or similar products can be perfect for acrylic bathtubs which scratch easily. Magic erasers are relatively inexpensive and can be bought from local hardware stores or supermarkets. All you need to do to use one is wet the eraser, scrub the tub, and rinse well afterwards.

Pick a cleaning product. You have many options available to you. Which one you choose depends on your preference. For instance, you could use Lysol Bathroom Cleaner, Clorox Clean-Up, or Scrubbing Bubbles.

Read the manufacturer’s instructions. Each cleaner is a little bit different. For it to be the most effective, you need to follow what the instructions say. For instance, you may need to spray or scrub a solution on and leave it for a period of time. Bathroom cleaners can be quite overpowering so make sure the room is well-ventilated and if necessary, leave the room for a time to prevent inhaling any dangerous fumes.

How Cleaning the Bathtub Naturally?

Wash away any grit and hair. Use your shower to wash away any debris in the way. If you have a removable shower head, use it to spray around the tub. Otherwise, use a cup or small bucket to pour water around. If you have a lot of hair and debris in your tub, it’s best to wipe it away with a paper towel before you rinse the tub using your shower head. Otherwise, you may accidentally clog up your drain.

Try a grapefruit and salt scrub. The acid from the grapefruit combined with the abrasiveness of the salt helps to scrub away grime. Plus, the grapefruit leaves your bathroom smelling like citrus. Cut a grapefruit in half. Cover the open half with salt. Sprinkle salt on the wet tub.

Scrub the tub with the grapefruit, releasing juice as you go. You may need to switch to another half to scrub away all the grime in your bathtub. You may even need more than one grapefruit. Rinse away any salt and pulp.

Create a bathtub and sink scrub. You may already have the ingredients in your home, especially if you like organic soaps. Mix 1 cup of baking soda with 1/2 cup of Castile soap and a few drops of peppermint or tea tree essential oil. Use the mixture on a sponge to scrub down your tub. It works especially well on soap scum. Rinse it away when your tub is clean.

Make a vinegar spray. Vinegar is slightly acidic, so it can help remove bacteria and stains. In a clean spray bottle, add 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water. Shake vigorously. Spray it on your tub. Use a sponge to scrub it down. Rinse away the vinegar.

How Maintaining Your New Vanity?

Reassemble the vanity after it’s dry. When all the pieces are dry, you can remove the painter’s tape and reassemble the vanity pieces with the hardware you stored. Re-stock it with your products, and then it’s ready to be used!

Take the opportunity to do some spring cleaning. As you’re putting items back into the vanity, think about how often you use them. If you’ve barely or never used them, get rid of them to make more space inside your new vanity.

Revamp the hardware to give the vanity a whole new look. Switch out your drawer and cabinet handles for new hardware. Try hardware in a different metal, glass knobs, or handles instead of knobs. This will complete the vanity’s transformation and make it feel brand-new.

Patch up scratches by gently sanding and painting over them. Use a very fine grit sandpaper to lightly sand the chipped area. Then use a brush with the same paint that’s already on the vanity and paint over the scratch.

Try to fill the scratch in with the paint so it looks level with the rest of the surface. Let the paint dry for a few minutes, and the vanity should look as good as new. Very fine sandpaper includes grits of 240, 320 and 400.

Applying Bathroom Paint

Apply a thin coat of primer to the vanity and drawers/doors. Use a brush to cover the edges with primer, then finish by covering the flat surfaces with a foam roller. Let the primer dry overnight so the paint can sit and harden. Remember to apply primer to the drawers and doors as well. Only use primer if you’re painting with latex or oil-based paint. If you’re using chalk paint, skip priming and go straight to painting.

Older paint and primer formulas needed to be paired by type, such as oil-based with oil-based or latex with latex, but current formulas can be mixed and matched. If you chose a glossy finish paint, make your priming layer as smooth as possible. Glossy paint shows imperfections much more visibly than flat finish.

Pick from oil-based, latex, or chalk-finish paint. Keep in mind that oil-based and latex paints require a primer, while chalk-finish paint does not. Oil-based paint is strong and durable, resists chipping, and levels out any imperfections. However, it has a strong odor and is difficult to clean up.

Latex paints are water-based and very durable. Choose a satin finish to have a nice, light sheen that’s not too shiny. Chalk paint is a quick, easy option with a smooth, flat finish. It dries fast and because it’s thick, it requires fewer coats of paint. However, its thick consistency also means it’s easy to leave brush marks.

Apply a coat of paint to the vanity and let it dry overnight. You can use a brush or foam roller to paint or a combination of the two. Foam rollers also create a more even coat of paint, so use them for larger, flat areas, then paint over any detailing or edges with a brush. Start by filling a tray with paint, then add more as needed. Remember to paint the drawers and doors as well, keeping them on the dropcloth to prevent mess. Always paint in the direction of the wood grain.