The problem with most bathrooms is that they can grow dingy and dirty over time, with paint peeling or grout growing in and crevices and corners growing in places. As a result, many people turn to DIY or professional bathroom renovations when their current bathroom needs a makeover. Many DIYers simply opt to repaint their bathrooms, removing old paint that has been chipping away from the backsplash or replacing old floor tiles that have been damaged. If you want to keep your renovation looking like new for a long time, try the following five tips:
Say Goodbye To Streaks On Bathroom Mirrors
Does your bathroom mirror look dull and smudged after the renovation? In need of a good cleaning? First, gather up necessities: cotton balls, rubbing alcohol (or vinegar), and dish soap. Pour about an inch of dish soap in a bowl and add three drops of rubbing alcohol (or vinegar). Gently swirl them together until the ingredients are blended well. Next, all you have to do is dip cotton balls in the mixture, one by one. Hold them over your mirror for about two minutes. You can also rinse your mirror off with water if you don’t have any dish soap leftover. This will fix up your mirror no matter how much it has been smeared with greasy fingerprints.
Another effective method of cleaning mirror surfaces is by using microfiber cloths. Microfiber cloths are non-abrasive and don’t scratch surfaces, so you can use them on any type of surface.
Removing Mould On Shower Curtains
Mould is a hardy, tenacious substance that can take hold in all manner of environments. It thrives on warmth and humidity, usually found in damp areas like the bathroom. It might be tempting to use bleach or other cleaning products that could harm your fabric curtain. The recommended method is to combine vinegar and dishwasher detergent in a bucket and soak the curtains overnight. This effectively takes the mould off – and any stains – and leaves your curtain clean and disinfected.
Removing Stains From Toilet Bowls
One of life’s great mysteries is how we can clean a toilet and still end up with stains and unsightly rings. It really makes you wonder if we’re even meant to be cleaning them at all. Regardless, the fact remains that dirty toilets are gross and not very good for us either. The reason behind these toilet stains is that we’re all using the wrong method to clean them. By applying chemicals or bleach or whatever else, you’re stripping the enamel off your toilet bowl.
An easy solution would be to use baking soda, as it does wonders with almost every cleaning endeavour. First, pour some baking soda directly into the bowl on top of the stains and wait for around 15 minutes. Then, scrub with your new toilet brush, and that’s it. It really is that simple.
Getting Rid Of Soap And Water Stains From Glass Shower Screens
Getting water stains off the glass shower doors can be a frustrating process, especially if you’re already tired from your usual morning routine. Using lemon is one of the most effective ways to get rid of water stains without having to scrub too hard.
You can also make a paste of rich, creamy toothpaste and water. Use a toothbrush to apply this paste to the soap and water stains on your shower screen. Let it sit for a few minutes. Rinse the surface thoroughly with lukewarm water. Blot dry using a clean cloth for a clean and shiny surface.
Cleaning Bathroom Windows
The most difficult of cleaning tasks is keeping the windows in your bathroom free of dirt and stains. Use warm water, liquid soap, and vinegar on an old washcloth or foam sponge to eliminate soap scum buildup while leaving streaks-free glass. Vinegar is an acidic liquid that can be used to keep your bathroom window glass free of small scratches. Create a 50-50 solution of vinegar and water in a spray bottle, and spray it on your windows after you have cleaned them with a washcloth. This will help you ward off more serious damage. Saturate a clean cloth with this solution, and use it to wipe the surface dry again. Wipe your windows with vinegar before applying any type of cleaner or polish. Vinegar will kill germs that can be left on windows by dropped objects or other people’s hands.