How Bleaching the Bathtub?

Open windows or bring in a fan before you begin working with bleach. If your bathroom is small and doesn’t have a vent or windows, bring in a fan to blow air out as you work. The most important thing is that you’re getting fresh air so you aren’t just breathing in bleach fumes. You can also wear a respirator if you’re concerned about the fumes.

Wear rubber gloves and mix 90% water with 10% bleach. Use a large bucket to mix the water and bleach. Leave some room at the top of the bucket so that it doesn’t spill easily. Make sure to wear gloves and old clothes, too. Fill up the bucket in the bathroom near the tub so you don’t have to try and transport it from another room.

Scrub the tub with the bleach and water solution and then rinse it out. Use a sponge and start at one corner of the tub and systematically work your way around it. Squeeze out and re-soak your sponge as much as you need to. Rinse the tub out with fresh water after you’ve cleaned it. You can dump out the bleach/water mixture and fill that same bucket with clean water if you want to.

Don’t forget to scrub the exterior of the tub, too—you’re going to be painting the entire thing, so it all needs to be cleaned. Part of the painting process involves getting the tub as clean as possible beforehand so that the paint adheres to the surface better.

Wash the tub with an abrasive cleaner to ensure it’s clean. Use a product like Comet and sprinkle it over the entire surface of the tub. Use a new, wet sponge to scrub the tub. Rinse out your sponge periodically so it doesn’t get too gunky from the cleaner, and then rinse the tub again with fresh water. If you don’t have Comet, you could sprinkle and scrub away baking soda for the same result.

How Cleaning Bathroom Grout With Kitchen Remedies?

Steam clean the grout. One effective and environmentally friendly way of cleaning grout is to attack it with a steam cleaner. Outfit your steam cleaner with a thin and pointed nozzle, and a brush attachment if it’s available. Aim the nozzle at the grout lines, apply continuous steam, and follow the grout lines with the steamer.

Even if the steam cleaner doesn’t get the grout perfectly clean, it will clean it somewhat, and help loosen the rest of the dirt and debris to make it easier to clean with other products. Attack it with baking soda and vinegar. Take two tablespoons (30 g) of baking soda and add enough water to make a thick paste. Dip a clean toothbrush or grout brush into the paste, and then use the toothbrush to scrub the grout with the paste.

For the best results, use a new toothbrush with hard bristles, and scrub the grout in a circular motion, rather than back and forth. When you have finished scrubbing the grout, use a spray bottle to spray the area with a half-and-half mixture of vinegar and water. Let it bubble for about half an hour. Use the toothbrush to scrub the baking soda paste and vinegar into the grout again. Rinse the area with clean water.

Move on to baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. In case the baking soda and vinegar mixture didn’t to the trick, try hydrogen peroxide instead of vinegar. Make a thin paste with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, and use the toothbrush to scrub the paste into the grout. Pour on some additional peroxide if necessary. Rinse with warm water when you’re finished.

You should never mix vinegar and hydrogen peroxide, so clean the area well and wait a couple days before trying this method. If the hydrogen peroxide doesn’t remove all the dirt and grime, it will at least improve the appearance of the grout by removing stains, and will kill any mold that’s present.

Give borax and lemon juice a try. In a small bowl, mix together ¼ cup (63 g) borax, ½ teaspoon (3 ml) lemon oil, and enough liquid soap (such as Castile soap) to make a paste. Use your toothbrush to scrub the paste into the grout, and then rinse with warm water.