The whole idea is that you fill one of these handy sponge brushes that have a reservoir for the cleaning solution with half vinegar and half dawn dish soap (the original blue one).
I picked this brush up at the dollar store and got to work on my bathroom.
I did the bathtub/shower first. I didn't have the idea of writing a blog post about this until I was halfway through cleaning, so I don't have a before pic and since there was no before pic, you'll have no after pic either because the effect would be lost.
Anyway, we have a plastic rack in the corner for holding all of our soaps/shampoos and razors. It comes in really handy, but gets kind of gross. This mixture definitely helped cut through the soap scum. The only problem I had was getting in the corners because of the shape of the sponge. I imagine if I had the type that were brush bristles, this wouldn't be a problem.
It also did pretty well at cleaning the ring off the tub that seems to happen when you take a lot of baths.
It rinsed off well, although I did miss a spot and it dried blue but it wiped off with no problem.
We have a new bathtub and when it was installed, some adhesive stuff got on the side of our tub under the faucet. It didn't remove that, but it seems like nothing but scrapping with my fingernail will remove it so that's okay and I didn't count it in my evaluation of using this method of cleaning.
So, it was a winner on the tub, with the exception of the corners.
This is after about three minutes of scrubbing at this spot so I just left it. It will just have to remain there until I find something. Kind of scary though, since I put that product on my face.
We also have a line of caulk next to our bathtub that seems to attract dust that is impossible to get out. It cleaned all of that and it looks like we just put the caulk in.
It also worked really well on the outside of our toilet. It does suds up though, so I just used a dry towel to wipe off all the suds and finish up all the cleaning.
Another thing I noticed was that I smelled vinegar all day. Even when I wasn't in our bathroom. It drove me nuts because all day long, I thought we were dying eggs or something in our kitchen.
I'll definitely be using this as my new bathroom cleaner. It didn't make me cough and the other cleaner does sometimes if I use a lot of it. I definitely suggest wetting the brush and then wiping everything down rather than not wetting the brush. I tried it both ways and got way better results with the wet brush, which is why I incorporated the use of a dry towel.
I also have to put in this warning that I just heard: if you have a plastic or weaker material tub, it can erode the surface and turn it gray. On my porcelain fixtures, I have not had this issue.
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