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How to Clean Chrome Bathroom Fixtures – Tips & Guide

How to Clean Chrome Bathroom Fixtures
Written by Elizabeth Fincher
Last Update: August 10, 2023

Do you love to keep everything in your house clean, from the kitchen sink to bathroom faucets? Your efforts might seem wasted if your bathroom fixtures, fittings, and sinks are all dulled by debris and film.

When it comes to chrome products, they glimmer more than other materials. The drawback here is, that chrome gets easily dirty and smudgy. Compared to other metals, chrome is easier to clean. However, this is not true if there is a strong stain or hard to remove debris and film. Do not worry. We will share some cool ideas here on how to clean your chrome bathroom fixture effectively. These methods can be used to clean bathroom fixtures made of brass or contemporary bathroom fittings as well.

How to Clean Chrome Bathroom Fixtures

Lemon – a powerful cleaning agent for cleaning Chrome fixtures

Lemon has powerful cleaning property. So this organic cleaning product can be used to clean various products and materials For cleaning bathroom faucets and fixtures, lemon is an ideal solution. You need ¾ pieces of lemon and a piece of microfiber cleaning cloth. So, how will you do it? Let’s find out!

  • Use the lemon pith to scrub the faucets and fixtures. Apply some pressure while scrubbing to remove the hard
  • If there is juice available, switch to another lemon.
  • When you think scrubbing cannot remove the stain, you may apply lemon juice to chrome and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Now, use the microfiber cleaning cloth to wipe out left behind lemon pith and juice from the chrome fixtures and faucets.
  • Repeat the process 2/3 times to get rid of all the dirt, debris and hard coated stains.

Use the lemon pith to Clean chrome fixtures

One bonus! Do you have hard to remove smudges on one of your best bathroom mirrors? Clean it with lemon juice and water mixture, and you will have a crystal clear bathroom mirror within a minute.

Use Baking Soda

Baking soda is another household product that has superior cleaning abilities. If you need more scrubbing power, there will be no alternative to baking soda. Lemon is less effective for age-old deep stains. So, to remove deep stains and debris use baking soda instead of lemon. Not just for chrome fixtures, baking soda can also be used for brass bathroom fixtures as well. All you need is one gallon of distilled water, baking soda, a microfiber cleaning cloth, one rubber band and one plastic spatula. Procedures are as follows;

  • Mix a little amount of water with enough baking soda to make one tablespoon of thick paste.
  • Spread the soda paste on the spotted parts of your bathroom fixture.
  • Use the microfiber cleaning cloth to wipe out the paste. Do not forget to apply gentle pressure while cleaning the paste from the fixture.
  • Wrap a microfiber cloth at the end of the plastic spatula and make it secure with the rubber band. Now for age-old stains and debris, scrub the pasted area with this spatula. Put gentle pressure while scrubbing. Do not use hard pressure, as you might end up scratching the fixture.
  • After completing the scrubbing procedure, rinse it thoroughly with distilled water.
  • Air dry or use a fresh microfiber cloth to dry the fixture.

Use Baking Soda and Vinegar to Clean Chrome Bathroom Fixtures

Use Vinegar

Vinegar is another substance that has a strong acidic property which can be used to remove hard stains, grime, and debris. The use of vinegar is simple.

  • Mix the vinegar with water on a 1:1 ratio
  • Use a microfiber cloth or nonabrasive sponge to apply the solution on chrome bathroom fixtures and faucets
  • You can also use a toothbrush for covering hard to reach areas

Vinegar is strongly acidic. So, be careful while using vinegar for cleaning purposes and do not use more vinegar on less water, as it will permanently damage your chrome products.

How to Keep Your Bathroom Fixtures Clean

How to Keep Your Bathroom Fixtures Clean

Once the age-old stains, grime, and debris are gone, you want to keep your bathroom fixtures clean and shiny for rest of the time. It is not hard to keep them clean and to make sure this you need to perform little maintenance.

  • For everyday maintenance, just wipe your fixtures and faucets with a dry microfiber cloth. A dry wipe will prevent ordinary buildup, dirt, and film from accumulating.
  • Perform weekly maintenance with dishwashing liquid and distilled water
  • Make a solution with few drops of dishwashing liquid in a gallon of water. Now, dip the microfiber cleaning cloth and clean your faucets and fixture with it.
  • Use another dry microfiber cloth to wipe out the solution or any streaks that left behind.

Final Words

Chrome is a softer metal compared to stainless steel or iron. That’s why; any harsh chemical can damage the chrome fixtures or faucets permanently.  No worries! In our above discussion, we have not mentioned any harsh chemical to clean your chrome bathroom fixture and faucets. If you want to buy commercial cleaning solutions, make sure that they are suitable for chrome.

We believe that, after reading the above article, you will be able to clean your chrome bathroom fixture more effectively than ever. While applying our given procedure, if you face any difficulty or if any other questions arise, do not hesitate to write us back.

About the author

Elizabeth Fincher

Elizabeth started her career as an interior design artist at a multinational interior design farm. She completed her masters degree from the University of North Texas back in 2010. She was also a Spelling Bee runner-up when she was 14. She took interest in bathroom interior designing after joining her first job. Later she started her own firm as an independent artist. She’s been one of the founding members of Toiletsguide. She examines the design and ergonomics of the units we review and directs the interior decoration team of our in-house research facility. Elizabeth plays piano masterfully and always finds time to entertain us in between our busy schedules.

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