It may be May, but it’s not too late to start your spring cleaning. Your tub surround is the centerpiece of your bathroom, or at least, the part you look at most often, so you should spend a little time helping it to look its best. You should not, however, spend a lot of money — you don’t even need buy a special cleaner. Chances are items you already have at hand in your kitchen can make your tub surround shine like new!
Try these quick and easy mixes to bring new life to your bathtub:
A great natural cleaning agent is vinegar. Combine white vinegar with dishwashing detergent and water, wash away stains. Put the mix in a spray bottle, spray your surround, let sit for several hours, and rinse.
DIY Pastes and Scrubs
Have rusty, crusty drains or faucets? Mix apple cider vinegar with salt for a scrub that will erase hard water damage and leave your surround sparkling. And stains that make your tub look dirty even when it’s clean can be lightened with a paste of baking soda and white vinegar or water.
Make some of your soaps pull double duty. Dishwashing detergent, Lime-A-Way, Magic Erasers, and even toilet bowl cleaner can be used to give a quick scrub to a tub surround that just needs a little TLC.
Tried everything and the stains still stay? Maybe it’s time to replace.
Replacing a tub, or replacing it with a shower, can seem like a daunting task. You may wonder: It will take forever — how will I manage without water for a week or more? But with Bath Fitter Pittsburgh, it doesn’t have to.
At Bath Fitter Pittsburgh, we specialize in providing quick, easy bathroom remodeling to western Pennsylvania with many of our installations taking as little as one day. That’s right; installation – our tub surrounds and tub-to-shower conversions can be placed right on top of your existing bathtub, so no messy demolitions. We offer the latest styles in bathroom decor, including trendy subway tiles, and promise you people you’ll enjoy dealing with and a company you can trust!
Already a Bath Fitter customer? Be sure to check out our cleaning guide for more tips!
What’s your secret for keeping your tub surround sparkling? Let us know in the comments.