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How the hell do you clean a white bath that is grey?

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TarquinMoriartyGruntfuttockII Mon 15-Jun-15 07:19:02

just moved into a rented house and all the baths don't look like they've been cleaned in a year and are a lovely grey colour. How can I clean them with out to much effort as I am recovering from a broken collarbone.

LMGTFY Mon 15-Jun-15 07:23:00

Have you tried good old cif cream (think there is one with bleach too)? I'd start by covering it in that then scrubbing off with the rough side of a washing up sponge.

Kennington Mon 15-Jun-15 07:24:58

Vinegar to soak? It might be ingrained limescale. I plunk it in then soak for half an hour. White spirit vinegar.

fluffygreenmonsterhoody Mon 15-Jun-15 07:27:37

Cillit bang is your friend.

LetThereBeCupcakes Mon 15-Jun-15 08:31:32

Cillit bang do a bathroom foam spray - you just cover the bath in it and it lifts everything off. Rinse it off and job done. You might need to wipe it around if it's really bad.

Be prepared - the grubbiness that comes off is horrific. I thought my bath was quite clean until I used that!

gallicgirl Mon 15-Jun-15 08:35:41

Viakal or killrok works wonders.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 15-Jun-15 09:57:55

Is it enamel or plastic? some strong cleaners aren't suitable for enamel.

Damnautocorrect Mon 15-Jun-15 10:04:58

My enamel bath is shot, you can't get the White back. It looks like I'm filthy, I've tried everything but it's just where the enamel has discoloured now.
Astonish cream is good (it's like a more hardcore cif) but it didn't help mine as it's too far gone, it did bring back the sink though.

PigletJohn Mon 15-Jun-15 11:23:45

I have actually found the Bathroom Cleaner sprays are good. They are formulated to remove soap scum deposits and lime. It is the only thing that removes the film from shaving foam, which is strangely pernicious, and the green bloom after plumbing work on copper pipes. You can use it with a green nylon scourer on porcelain, but not on plastic or chrome.

Enamelled iron baths, the manufacturers discourage strong cleaners and have a small range of approved products. I think it is the "Vitreous Enamel Manufacturer's Assocoation." I remember they say cooker enamel is not the same as bath enamel.

PigletJohn Mon 15-Jun-15 11:24:57

PolterGoose Mon 15-Jun-15 16:22:40

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magichandles Mon 15-Jun-15 16:30:00

I have a vague memory from watching Kim & Aggie years ago about using biological washing powder or something?

TarquinMoriartyGruntfuttockII Mon 15-Jun-15 20:02:26

Cheers all.
They are all plastic baths. I've tried good old Cif but its not touched it. Various sprays haven't worked either.

I will see if I can source some Cillit Bang but I haven't seen it over here (M.E). That's not to say it isn't here but I'll have to put a shout out on a local FB page.

kimmyw Mon 15-Jun-15 21:59:15


FanjoBean Fri 10-Jul-15 19:39:58

When I had a plastic bath, the only thing I found to shift the built-up scum was brillo pads. Then I moved into a house with a different bath (maybe enamel, I'm not sure! Do you get other types?) and tried a brillo pad on that and scratched it to buggery. Magic eraser sponges work on my bath now, have you tried those? Brilliant for tiles too.

wowfudge Fri 10-Jul-15 19:53:48

Don't use a Brillo pad on a bath!

Mrsjayy Fri 10-Jul-15 19:57:35

Yy to washing powder biological fill the bath put a scoops worth in and leave it

BoffinMum Fri 10-Jul-15 20:54:49

Hagesan Blue?

Duggee Fri 10-Jul-15 20:57:55

I cleaned a bath that hadn't been cleaned for years. Tried everything even cillit bang and nada. When I tried cillit bang POWER spray then it worked! It was brilliant white underneath.

Mrsjayy Fri 10-Jul-15 21:01:47

You know what else works for a scummy bath shower gel or washing up liquid it gets messy though

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