Over time, dirt appears on the surface of the bathroom, which looks unaesthetic. It can be plaque from poor-quality water or rust that is released in old water pipes or due to poor plumbing. In any case, such dirt cannot be cleaned simply with a washcloth. Let’s consider the advice of housewives on how to wash the bath from plaque and return it to its original linen.
We get rid of rust
It can appear due to the high content of iron salts in the water. Also, a red deposit is formed if the water pipes have worn out.
Let’s consider ways to remove traces of rust from the bath:
Apply it on the dirt, wait a few minutes and wash off. Among them, ammonia is used together with hydrogen peroxide. To do this, mix 2 parts of ammonia with 1 part of peroxide and treat traces of rust with a sponge or rag. You can wash it off after 15 minutes.
- Lemon juice
It is used in the same way as ammonia.
- Table vinegar + salt
Treat the affected surface with the solution, then wash the bath in the usual way.
- Calcined soda
It is mixed with baking soda in equal proportions and combined with water so that a homogeneous paste-like mass is formed. The slurry is applied to the surface with spots.
- Table vinegar + bleach
Make a solution in a ratio of 1 to 1 and apply to the rusty areas. Then you need to wait half an hour and wash the product off the surface of the bath.
- Alcohol + hydrogen peroxide
Make a solution in the ratio of 1 to 2. Then wet a sponge in it and wipe the contaminated areas. After 20 minutes, rinse the bath.
This method is recommended for cleaning a stone or acrylic bathtub. It is applied to the rust and left for 8 hours. After the specified time, the dried agent is removed with a soft sponge, then the bathtub is washed with water.
- Hydrochloric acid solution
It is applied to the spots for 20 minutes, and then washed off. Clean the bathtub in household gloves and make sure that the product does not get on the chrome parts.
- Professional tools
Such cleaners as Cif, Cillit, Domestos, Mr Muscle or “Surzha” will help to deal with rust.
We eliminate the yellow plaque
Tap water contains various impurities that contribute to the formation of a yellow coating on the surface of the bath. To remove yellowness, use the following tips:
- Baking soda
Wet the bath a little and clean the plaque with a sponge. Soda does not scratch the surface and returns it to a shiny and well-groomed appearance.
- Citric acid
Take 200 ml of water and dissolve a sachet of the substance in it. Next, treat the contamination with a soft sponge and wait 20 minutes. After the specified time, the composition can be washed off, and the remaining yellowness can be cleaned with soda. Be sure to use gloves to protect the skin of your hands.
- Baking soda + hydrogen peroxide
Mix the substances in a ratio of 1 to 2. Apply the composition to the spots and wait 1 hour. Then the bath is thoroughly rinsed with water. This method is ideal for acrylic baths.
Dilute dry bleach in water. Apply the product to the affected areas and wait for it to dry. Then wash off the product with water.
- Liquid soap
Add a little soda to it and wipe the surface of the bath with the solution.
We remove lime scale
The reason for its formation is the hard salts contained in the water.
There are the following methods of solving this problem:
- Wine vinegar + salt
In a small saucepan, make a solution with 100 ml of vinegar and a couple of spoons of salt. Heat up the warehouse and treat the pollution with it. Wait 20 minutes, then rinse the bath.
Areas with deposits are wiped with a sponge dipped in the solution, and then rinsed with water, adding a little detergent.
- Soda + vinegar
Prepare a home remedy that effectively fights limescale. For this, you will need half a glass of detergent (you can take any), the same amount of baking soda and a quarter of a glass of vinegar. The finished composition is applied to the contamination and left for several minutes. Next, remove the product with water.
Suitable for combating lime scale on an acrylic bath. Make a weak water solution and wash the bath with it.
Paper towels should be soaked in vinegar and spread over the entire surface of the bath. After 5 hours, they must be collected and the bath rinsed.