The bathroom is full of glossy surfaces and somewhat delicate materials such as porcelain. This means the products we use in our extensive self-care routines can cause nasty stains on bathroom tiles, grout and fixtures.
For those looking to remove stubborn bathroom stains and prevent them from recurring, with the help of Laura Elliott neil & wolf – Reveal the top 3 causes of bathroom stains and how to fix them.
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1 – Remove faux tan bathroom stains
For those who want to keep their bronze all year round UV exposurefake tan is a quick, easy and safe solution.
However, the mess caused by faux tan mists, mouthwashes, and color washouts in applicators can leave your bathroom with stubborn stains, especially those that cling to surface scratches and scuffs.
To clean faux tan, mix white vinegar and bicarbonate to make a paste.
Then use a slightly abrasive sponge on the particularly dirty areas or just the cloth to wash off the tan and repeat the process until the mark is completely clean.
For those who are committed to a tanning routine and want to prevent fake tans from staining bathroom surfaces, cover exposed areas with a dark towel and lay down a black bath mat to stand on.
2 – Remove hair dye bathroom stains
Many of us spend time using purple shampoos to maintain our hair color. It’s great for keeping hair looking nice, but it can leave behind purple residue and dirt around tiles, grout, and plug holes.
As previously mentioned, a paste of bicarb and white vinegar will help transfer the purple toner, but in particularly tricky areas, using nail polish remover on the cloth will help remove the color from the surface.
3 – Remove hard water stains in the bathroom
While not technically a “product”, hard water can cause a buildup of pink/orange limescale in your bathroom, which is difficult to remove and unsightly.
The bad news is that hard water is very common and not something that can be easily changed.
When cleaning the bathroom, fill a spray bottle with the vinegar-water mix and let it soak on the problem area for about 30 minutes, then wash the stain away with warm, soapy water.
For more information on hard water and how to test it, check out this guide on testing hard water.
John trained in journalism before joining the Big Bathroom Shop team. His exceptional journalism skills enable him to scrutinize bathroom topics closely and provide the latest news and views on all things bath and shower related. Dab!