How to correctly clean your bath
the is often seen as a dreaded task, however challenging, it's important to make sure you're doing it right! Maintaining the surface and look of the will make it easier to clean in the long run and leave you with a tub that always looks sparkling clean. There are many misconceptions when it comes to an , such as what type of cloth and products give the best results. Follow our guides below to ensure your new stays the star of your .
1. This should be carried out as soon as the has drained from the tub, whilst the is still warm, as this will help remove any grease.
2. Make sure that you use a or soft cloth, ideally a microfiber one. Don't use anything rough as this can cause scratches to the .
3. Be sure to use a gentle solution. This mustn't contain of any sort, so be sure you read the labels on the big brand sprays. The best solution is to use is washing up liquid and , as this creates a lovely bubbly solution. Which are essential for removing any grease or without too much elbow grease.
4. Once the has been washed all over rinse thoroughly with until all the suds are gone. This will prevent soap marks showing up when the is dry.
If your bathtub needs a deeper clean -
1. A cream such as Cif, is best used if you've got yourself into the situation where your has evidence of built up and which has left it needing a . You will want to make sure the is completely dry before you begin.
2. Apply the cream to your and gently work into the . You may need to scrub a little firmer on stubborn marks, such as around any or scum marks. You'll know your finished when the is covered in a powdery coating.
3. Thoroughly rinse the a wipe down as you go, just ensure all reside of Cif has been removed. Once rinsed you'll be left with a sparkling . with . You may find that you need to give the
Chrome wastes and taps -
The chrome details on your will very easily show up marks if these are not wiped down after every use. When you get out of he , or , if yours is over your tub, use a soft cloth to wipe any drops from any chrome accessories.
If you have jumped out quickly and forgotten to do this , and and overflow. It will bubble up and remove any built up and . Just remember to wipe down with a cloth when your finished . is your friend. Choose a distilled , rather than the one you pop on your chips (although this can be used if its all you have), dilute with and a dash of bicarbonate /powder. This makes the perfect natural for your
Matt Black wastes and taps -
If you've chosen a matt black look for your , you'll need to be extra careful when it comes to . Any harsh will cause the coating to become chipped or damaged. We would only recommend you use and a soft cloth on this finish of waste and tap.
Whirlpool baths can be a little trickier to keep clean as you have to make sure that you're not only the surface of the but the pipework and jets too.
1. It is important that you wipe down the including, jet covers and suction cover with a soft damp cloth after use to remove any or soap residue left in the tub.
2. There are different methods depending on the type of whirlpool you have. a standard system you need to ensure the suction filter remains clear of soap, hair and any other debris. If it is not clear you can remove the cover by undoing the screw to clean. If you have a vortex system place your hand around the chrome disc in the base of the and pull firmly upwards to ensure three is no soap, hair or other debris. This should be done after every use.
3. the pipework regularly is essential to the running of your whirlpool. This should be carried out on a monthly basis. It is recommended that you use the Whirlpool and in addition a sterilising fluid, such as those used for sterilising baby bottles.
Also, if the is left for a period of time without use (such as a holiday) it is advised that you sanitise the (step 3 above) after the last use and again before you use it again, as this will ensure the pipes are clean.
Things to avoid -
1. NEVER and we mean never use on your . This may leave your smelling incredibly clean but it will be causing damage the surface of your .
2. Also, NEVER use an or any products containing on your taps. The nice chrome, black or whichever stunning finish your taps have can easily chip off the brass body. Using chemical heavy products will speed up the discolouration process and will void your guarantee!
3. Fond of a pamper in the ? take extra care when products containing ammonia especially when using nail polish remover (acetone) near your . Surface damage is easily caused as a result of these substances coming into contact of the .
4. Certain hair dyes and bombs can cause dis-colouration and harder to remove . It's important, therefore, to always make sure you rinse your straight after using any of these. You can use the diluted solution in a straight away on the surface of the . If you do notice any colour spots add some bicarbonate of to the area and spray on some of your solution. This will bubble up and help remove the straightaway.
We hope that this guide will forever change your habits and help with keeping your as shiny as day one. What is your favourite ? We'd love to her them in the comments below.
If you have a tub that has seen better days and would like to discuss new options, please give the team a call on 0845 271 9929 or chat online between 9am and 5pm.