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Spring Cleaning: Make your Chrome Shine Again

Jodee Schrlau printable Spring Cleaning


Faucets, towel bars, shower heads, hinges all covered with shiny chrome.  Beautiful until soap scum and water spots!  Here are 4 cleaning methods to get them back in shape and shining once again.  Since chrome is a soft metal, It can be scratched even by a scouring pad, so avoid using one  on stubborn stains. 

soapy water ragDish soap and water:  Add dish soap to a bucket of warm water, use a soft cloth or nonabrasive sponge and scrub.  Rinse the cloth or sponge frequently Use an old toothbrush to clean any creases or crevices. Finish up by rinsing the metal with clean water.

vinegar and waterVinegar and water: Use a one to one ratio of distilled white vinegar and water. . The  acidity in the vinegar dissolves even long-established grime. 

lemonsLemons:  Scrub your chrome using the pith of the lemon. It won’t hurt to apply a little pressure here.  If you have a lot of hard water staining or buildup, let the lemon juice sit on the fixtures for three to five minutes. Wipe away any juice or pith that has been left behind with a soft cloth. 

baking soda water pasteBaking soda: Mix together baking soda with about a teaspoon of distilled water to form a paste. Spread the paste on your fixtures. Use a soft cloth to wipe the paste away, applying gentle pressure as you go. Rinse the remaining paste and any residue off of your fixtures with distilled water. (Applying tap water will just leave behind fresh mineral deposits.)  Buff the fixtures dry

Finishing Touch









wax paper to polish chrome

To keep that shine, rub with wax paper  The wax will coat the fixtures and prevent water stains

Reward yourself:

 Enjoy a bath wine bathtub

 Do you have any cleaning tips to share?  Maybe something you've found unusual or helpful.  Let us know about it in the comment section below.  I love to hear them.


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