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How to wash the bath: return the white


At times house cleaning is spent unnecessarily a lot of time. Women are forced, after working all week, on weekends to vacuum clean, scrub floors and scrub a bath. Therefore, many ladies have a logical question - are there ways to quickly and effortlessly wash the bath so that it shines. This question can be answered in the affirmative - in the article we will look at how to wash the bath with household tools at hand.

What you have to fight, washing the usual bath:

  • Mold. Appears in those rooms where it is wet and cool.
  • Fungus. Black annoying plaque does not hit the very surface of the bath, but those joints where the construction joins the wall.
  • Rust. Appears due to poor quality water that flows from the tap. The pipes, which have not been replaced for many years, have already pretty corroded inside. It is understood that this rust comes with water to our apartments.
  • Limescale. The most rapidly emerging and most common type of pollution. Appears due to the fact that the water from the tap contains a fair amount of lime. In those areas and edges of our country, where soft water with low calcium content flows, there is no such problem.

Consider the most simple and effective techniques to bring the bath to a brilliant state.


This is an inexpensive tool - a famous fighter for the cleanliness of plumbing. Our mothers and grandmothers, who lived in Soviet times, also used a clear liquid with a strong smell of bleach. In fact, whiteness is diluted with water and bleach prepared for use. Kills on the spot all microorganisms, whitens the surface of the bath.

The plastic bath is not cleaned with whiteness, as bleaching powder is capable of dissolving acrylic surfaces. Another disadvantage of whiteness is the fact that it is quite corrosive and aggressive liquid with an unpleasant odor. Pros: low cost and efficiency.


These tools do an excellent job with heavy pollution - rust and bloom. Acetic, hydrochloric, oxalic or citric acid can be brought to shine any bath. However, it is necessary to take security measures and, of course, do not clean acrylic baths with acidic compounds.

Lemon acid

This tool can help remove plaque from the surface of the bath. Of course, it is not concentrated citric acid that is used to clean the bath, but its solution. And do not spoil the real lemons for this - it is enough to buy artificial citric acid powder, which is sold in the confectionery departments.

The acid is dissolved in water - 1 sachet per 300 grams of liquid - and the resulting solution is applied to the surface of the bath. Then you need to give time for the tool to work. It usually takes 15 minutes. After that, use a sponge to wipe the surface of the bath, then rinse off the agent with water.

  • Rinse the surface thoroughly after treatment with citric acid so that it does not remain. Otherwise, the acid may begin to corrode enamel.
  • Citric acid is also effective in processing sinks and toilets, completely removing plaque from any plumbing fixture.
  • Remember to wear gloves when dealing with this caustic liquid.


Known tool to combat plaque and rust, appearing on plumbing. The product is safe and recommended by sanitary services for domestic use. Suitable for cleaning acrylic surfaces.

Vinegar and soda

The combination of these substances in every kitchen is deadly to the fungus. It is necessary to apply means in the dissolved state, having put on gloves. Cheap household products also perfectly clean old rust.

Such baths are most often found in our apartments. They are inexpensive, it is a standard option, which is installed during construction in all standard budget apartments. Most often, a cast iron or steel base is hidden under the enamel. Top coating requires thorough cleaning and care. Enamel quickly fades and loses its original gloss.

To effectively scrub the enamel bath from stains and bloom, you can use the whiteness dissolved in water - this tool will cope even with heavy pollution. If the pollution is very strong, then in this case it is impossible to do without products containing acids.

To clean enamelled surfaces, you must use a rigid foam sponge that does not contain metal inserts. It is better not to use plastic very hard sponges - they can scratch the enamel, which will cause subsequent rapid accumulation of dirty deposits on the surface.

Abrasive powders can clean the enameled surface well, but it can be very scratched. In the grooves left after such a cleaning, then very quickly the dirt penetrates again. Therefore, it is better to clean enameled surfaces with liquid products.

Modern science is developing rapidly. For several years now, acrylic baths have been present in our everyday life - light and comfortable. Acrylic is good because it can be given any shape, so the acrylic bath can be anything - round, oval and even ribbed. But most people still prefer the classic oval baths, as the size and shape of the bathrooms are almost standard.

How and what can be cleaned acrylic surface, consider.

Acrylic does not tolerate the use of hard abrasives. Forget about the powder, even washing, and intense friction, if you have a plastic bath. Strongly rubbing the acrylic bath with a pemolux or another scouring powder, we scratch the surface - and in these scratches invisible to the eye, then dirt gets back and quickly settles, clinging to the rough surface. Therefore, after abrasive cleaning, the bath will get a stale look twice as fast.

What can not be cleaned bath acrylic:

  • Acids and alkalis.
  • Alcohol solutions are also not suitable.
  • Ammonia and chlorine are the enemies of the delicate plastic surface.

Agents containing caustic components - alkalis and aggressive acids - are also not suitable in this case. You should not clean an acrylic bath and a popular whiteness. But you can use this composition: dissolve some whiteness in water and add liquid soap or shampoo. This composition must be cleaned with a delicate acrylic surface. At the same time, the sponge should be ordinary foam rubber, not tough.

In addition to liquid soap, you can dilute detergent in warm water, and with this solution clean the plastic surface. Try to keep the solution rather concentrated, not weak.

Useful advice to the hostess on competent cleansing bath.

We advise you to be careful when dealing with aggressive chemicals, especially if they contain acids. Do not forget about rubber gloves when working with acid, and respirators when dealing with bulk powders. Do not lean close to the bath; if possible, do not inhale the powder in the air. The chemical burn of the lungs is a thing that seems far from us, nevertheless, it is quite real.

After you have cleaned your bath, it is advisable to wipe it dry with a towel or soft cloth. In this case, limescale cannot quickly re-form on the surface.

Than to arrange a general cleaning once or twice a month, trying to clean the already thoroughly polluted surface, it is better to devote a few minutes to washing the bath every day. That is, after each bath or shower shower, it is desirable to wipe the bath surface - in this case, a general exhausting cleaning may not be necessary for a long time. And the top coating of the bath will last much longer without damage and chips.