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Scum mark on bath

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ihearsounds Sat 16-Mar-13 17:45:28

washing up liquid, a bath sponge and some elbow grease... or stuff from astonish.. What do you normally use apart from bleach?

jesstheworstmum Sat 16-Mar-13 17:41:56

Does no one else struggle to use viakal cos it smells like pooh ?!!

Twinklestarstwinklestars Sat 16-Mar-13 16:09:16

Flash bathroom spray or with bleach are fab and my dp is always covered in oil and marks come straight off.

dikkertjedap Sat 16-Mar-13 15:50:07

This stuff, Homebase sells it as well.

dikkertjedap Sat 16-Mar-13 15:48:28

HG bathroom cleaner (the blue stuff) works really well, also makes your taps really shiny.

Bunbaker Sat 16-Mar-13 15:47:35

Toothpaste. Sounds odd, but it works.

Also, once you have removed the scum make sure the bath gets cleaned every time it is used.

stargirl1701 Sat 16-Mar-13 15:45:29

Cheap biological laundry powder. Fill the bath, scoop in powder, leave for a few hours, pull plug, done. A shiny bath grin

KatyTheCleaningLady Sat 16-Mar-13 15:41:44

Magic erasers can be wonderful. As can Flash bathroom spray. Cillit Bang would probably be good, as suggested above, but you obviously want the Grime-n-Lime, not the kitchen stuff. (You want acidic, not caustic.)

PigletJohn Sat 16-Mar-13 11:35:45

I would be anxious about damaging the surface with anything abrasive such as brillo or cif.

It is probably a grease and soap deposit, so rubbing with detergent will remove it, though the bathroom sprays are formulated to remove such deposits, as well as limescale.

howcomes Sat 16-Mar-13 11:28:57

Ive found those magic eraser things to be the easiest way.

Umanayana Sat 16-Mar-13 11:18:03

Cif (used to be Jif) cream cleaner and a little bit of scrubbing. Amazing.

Tommychoochoo Sat 16-Mar-13 11:17:38

Thanks shatnersbassongrin

ShatnersBassoon Sat 16-Mar-13 11:03:08

It's sodium carbonate, or washing soda. You can buy big bags of it in Wilko for about £1. It's great for loads of those tricky jobs.

Tommychoochoo Sat 16-Mar-13 11:00:25

Thank yousmile yes just abnormal plastic bath. Will try above. Sorry probably being really stupid, what are soda crystals????

gallicgirl Sat 16-Mar-13 10:28:01

Try viakal. Gets the bathroom lovely and shiny when I can be bothered to use it.

catlady1 Sat 16-Mar-13 10:23:24

That's assuming you have a "normal" bath though, a white plasticky one, I don't know whether it would damage other materials.

catlady1 Sat 16-Mar-13 10:22:07

I had this problem for ages and tried everything! The answer is Brillo pads. Those soap filled ones are great, or just a normal wire scourer with a bit of soap or detergent on.

ShatnersBassoon Sat 16-Mar-13 10:21:57

Cillit Bang sprayed on and left for a few minutes, rub then rinse off, then give it a good scrub with some soda crystals.

Tommychoochoo Sat 16-Mar-13 10:18:09

Anyone have any ideas in getting the scum mark off the bath. I tried with bleach, it's better but still noticeable - didn't seem so bad in winter but of sun in the bathroom and its showing uphmm

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