Tips to Clean a Faucet

Over time, faucets will accumulate spots and stains that may not come off with ordinary soap and water. Cleaning with soap and water can cause water spots as well, which dull the finish

It is possible to remove these stains and make your faucets look like new again. You most likely have all of the materials you need in your home already to clean any type of finish that you have on your faucets.

But it can be a chore to get those faucets shiny and clean, especially around the edges.

There’s an easy way to get the job done, and you already have the supplies.

Things You Will Need

Dish soap

Rag or sponge

Toothbrush

Toothpaste

White vinegar

Paper towels

Baby oil

Ketchup

1. Wash the faucet with dish soap and water using a rag or sponge. Don’t use a scouring pad or any other abrasive item or cleaner, as this can scratch the finish. You can use a toothbrush to clean hard-to-reach places on the faucet.

An old toothbrush is a great tool for cleaning behind and around your faucets.

2. Dampen some paper towels with vinegar and wrap them around the faucet. Leave the towels for about 10 minutes. Vinegar both cleans and disinfects the faucet, and it is a mild acid so it will not damage you or your faucet. You can also make a paste from the vinegar by mixing equal parts vinegar, flour and salt and spreading it on the faucet. Leave the paste mixture for 15 minutes. This is particularly useful for brass or bronze finishes.

You can also use ketchup, which is mildly acidic as well. Ketchup is particularly useful for cleaning copper or stainless steel finishes and You can also use toothpaste on a soft cloth it to restore shine to dull-looking faucets.

3. Wipe down your faucet with plain water and dry it.

4. Coat your faucet in a thin layer of baby oil using a cloth. A few drops of oil are sufficient. This will help prevent water spots in the future and is particularly helpful for chrome or stainless steel finishes.

Who doesn’t like to see gleaming faucets in their newly cleaned bathroom? In many ways this tips, the perfect finishing touch.