How to clean a bathtub from stale plaque: this method is widely used by professionals
Lime in the water can quickly turn a snow-white bathtub yellow. It settles on the walls in a persistent coating that can be a challenge to prevent. Not to mention removing it.
However, experts from cleaning companies do not think so. They point out that both cheap improvised means and some life hacks can be effective here. OBOZ.UA found out the details.
The first step is degreasing
During use, sebum washed off the body settles on the walls of the bathtub. It can make cleaning it from plaque ineffective. Therefore, regardless of which method you choose, the first step is to degrease the surface. Since you'll be deep cleaning the bathtub later, you can degrease it with a relatively mild liquid product. Either a bath spray, all-purpose laundry soap, or even dishwashing liquid will do. Thoroughly treat the entire interior surface and rinse off the foam properly. The bathtub is now ready for further work.
Baking soda is a fairly mild abrasive that can clean limescale on almost any bathtub. However, you shouldn't take any chances with an acrylic surface. Dilute the baking soda with water in a 2:1 ratio to get a sufficient amount of the paste-like product, rub it thoroughly on the container and leave it on for 20-30 minutes. Then rinse off the baking soda. Light stains should be completely removed.
This is a strong detergent that not only whitens surfaces but also disinfects them well. You can even get by with a simple "White". Degrease the bathtub, wait for it to dry, and then apply bleach generously to its walls with a sponge. Be sure to wear gloves when doing this. Leave the product on for 20-30 minutes, then scrub the bathtub with a brush and rinse off with warm (not hot) water. It is highly advisable to open the windows in the house because chlorine will smell strongly and evaporate, which can greatly affect people with respiratory problems, children and pets. In addition, this product cannot be used on all surfaces, so before treating your bathtub with chlorine, find out if the material it is made of can withstand such treatment.
Hydrogen peroxide and ammonia
Another strong remedy that can only be used in conjunction with ventilation. Mix pharmacy hydrogen peroxide with ammonia in a 1:3 ratio and rub this mixture on a degreased and dried bathtub. After 30 minutes, the product will only need to be washed off.
Soda and vinegar
This tool is well suited not only for fighting lime but also for coping with rust stains. Prepare a baking soda paste and treat the bathtub with it, paying special attention to the most noticeable stains, and then pour the amount of white vinegar you need into a spray bottle and spray it generously on the baking soda. The substances will immediately react and begin to foam. Allow the process to complete, then scrub the bathtub well with a brush or sponge and rinse properly with water. Even stubborn dirt should come off.
Life hack to avoid limescale
To make cleaning limescale from the bathtub walls less of a chore, you can simply prevent it from forming. It settles on the surface most of all when hard water droplets dry naturally. Therefore, all that needs to be done to prevent the appearance of limescale is to wipe the bathtub dry after each use.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA told you how to ensure a pleasant aroma in the bathroom without chemical fresheners.