How to clean Wash basins
To prevent rings and soap-scum build-up, wipe down the wash basin with a soft cloth or sponge after every use. Clean weekly with a mild detergent. Remove soap scum build up using a nylon brush or scrub pad with a multi purpose detergent.
A dripping tap may cause blue or green drip stains. Remove by rubbing lightly with a soap pad or soap suds with ammonia. Alternatively, try a mixture of household bleach and water.
DO NOT MIX BLEACH AND AMMONIA.
Grey or brown rust stains may result from a build up of iron in the water. The suggested treatment for drip stains may remove these stains. Alternatively, use a sponge treated with lemon juice and salt.
The following may remove stubborn stains:
* rubbing with a bleach solution; or
* covering stain with a paste of cream of tarter and diluted hydrogen peroxide (add a couple of drops of ammonia if stain is particularly stubborn) leaving for two hours, then rinsing; or
* covering stain with a paste of borax and lemon juice leaving for two hours.
A yellowed enamel bath may be brightened by rubbing with a solution of salt and turpentine (tarps).
To treat old stains, shave a cake of household soap into a bucket of hot water. Add half a cup of mineralized methylated spirits. Stir vigorously until soap dissolves. Brush the mixture on stain vigorously. Rinse thoroughly.
FIBREGLASS AND ACRYLIC WASH BASINS
Clean with dishwashing liquid or liquid soap.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE CLEANERS.
Stubborn stains may be removed by gently rubbing with fine sandpaper until surface is smooth. Next rub with silver metal polish. Use silver metal polish to treat scratches and nicks.
STAINLESS STEEL WASH BASINS
Clean stainless steel wash basins with hot water and washing liquid. A cloth moistened with white vinegar may also be effective. Restore the shine to the wash basin by rubbing hard with crumpled up newspaper.
DOES NOT USE BLEACH TO CLEAN STAINLESS STEEL WASH BASINS.
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