If you have a bathtub or two that looks grimy and dull, try this easy DIY solution to clean a grungy tub and make it sparkle!
When I bought my house, it was two years old and the only turnoff was that the bathtub in the master bedroom didn’t look very clean.
I scrubbed it with a variety of brushes and cleaning products over the years and nothing made much of a difference.
(I take showers all the time, too, and you’d think the tub wouldn’t get so dirty, but it does…!)
Then I read this DIY “recipe” for tub cleaning on Pinterest and thought I’d give it a try. Had tried some other cleaning tips on Pinterest that were only mildly successful, but this one was amazing!
Buy a jug of cleaning vinegar (found in the cleaning section of the grocery store) and a container of blue Dawn liquid dish wash detergent. (I had no idea cleaning vinegar even existed.) Yahoo Answers says: “cleaning vinegar has been reduced to 6% acidity instead of the 5% acidity of the standard white vinegar. This may not seem like much of a difference, but understand that this means that it is 20% stronger than the regular vinegar. The extra strength comes in handy when you need to remove some really tough stains.”
Heat the cleaning vinegar in the microwave or in a pot on the stove, then mix an equal part of Dawn with it in a sturdy spray bottle. (I emptied a nearly-empty 409 spray bottle, washed it and filled it with this solution and it worked well. And I mixed one cup of each ingredient, which was enough to spray and clean two bathtubs.)
Spray the mixture (which should turn thick and into sort of a gel that will still squirt) to coat the bottom and sides of the tub.
Go read a book and come back in an hour. (This was my favorite part of the project.)
Rinse the tub, and see the remarkable difference! (Wish I’d taken “before” photos to compare with the “after” results — but you never know in advance when a cleaning product will produce phenomenal results.)
Give it a try and let me know how it works. This may be the easiest cleaning project you ever do!
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