How to clean yellow limescale in the bathtub: 3 simple ingredients are needed
There can be several reasons for the appearance of yellowing on the bathroom - from hard water that leaves salt stains to the aging of the material. Sometimes, to get rid of the problem, you have to order a restoration. But there are also home methods to clean yellow limescale in the bathroom to keep it in good condition.
OBOZREVATEL has collected several recipes. For them, you will need improvised means that can be found in almost every kitchen. In addition, they will cost very little.
Rules for cleaning the bathtub
First of all, it is important to find out which cleaning method is suitable for the bathtub you have. For example, an acrylic bathtub is very sensitive to various abrasives - powders and creams with granules. They can severely scratch it, which will only aggravate the yellowing problem. Alcohol-based products are also not suitable, as they dissolve acrylic and can damage the bathtub. However, this material can be cleaned well with chlorine-containing products. So, use sprays and liquids for an acrylic bathtub and don't be afraid of chlorine.
Enamelled bathtubs are more resistant to abrasives, but acid-based products and chlorine bleaches are not suitable for them. This can lead to corrosion and rust stains. Therefore, it is better to clean an enamelled bathtub with powdered products or liquids with a milder effect.
Here are three ways to clean bathrooms using home remedies.
Soda is an almost universal detergent because it acts as a mild abrasive. However, even it is not suitable for acrylic bathtubs. That's why baking soda can be used to clean cast iron and metal bathtubs. The powder is simply applied to a damp sponge and the stain or soiled surface is treated. You should not leave soda on the stain, as it cannot corrode the pollutant. It degreases, has a mild disinfectant effect and cleans dirt mechanically.
Citric acid is a good choice for cleaning acrylic bathtubs. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of the product in a glass of very warm water and mix thoroughly until it dissolves completely. This liquid can be used as a spray or applied with a sponge. Always wear gloves when working with acidic products. Citric acid-based products can be left on the stain for 10-15 minutes, especially if the stain is hard water. Then simply rinse it off with warm water.
Mixture of hydrogen peroxide and ammonia
This product should be worn not only with gloves, but also with a respirator, as ammonia can irritate the upper respiratory tract. But this product whitens all types of baths. Simply mix 1 part peroxide with 2 parts ammonia and apply this liquid to the contaminated surface. Do not leave this liquid to act, it is better to simply reapply it.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told how to clean a toilet with traces of hard water using improvised means.
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