Here is how to make homemade chrome cleaner for your bathroom faucets.
Chrome is actually a mirrorlike finish treatment that covers another metal underneath. It is often used on bathroom faucets because it does not tarnish or corrode.
However, the metal underneath the chrome can corrode, so if you ever develop pockmarks on your chrome faucets do not break the mark, which will only worsen the problem.
While chrome does not, itself, tarnish or corrode typically, it does get dirty, especially where water and dirty hands touch the handles of the faucets.
To clean it frugally and naturally, all you need to do is combine 4 teaspoons of baking soda with 2 quarts of warm water.
Just combine these ingredients in a spray bottle and shake vigorously to mix.
Then, just clean the chrome in your bathroom with this mixture using a clean cloth. You may also want to use a q-tip to clean in the hard to reach portions of your faucets.
When finished cleaning wipe down the chrome with a damp cloth to remove the solution and buff the chrome until it shines.
It's that simple.
Along with cleaning chrome, there are times when just buffing it doesn't completely get rid of fingerprints, or make it as shiny as you'd like. That's why in addition to this cleaning recipe I've got an extremely easy polish recipe below.
Make Chrome & Stainless Steel Shine With Rubbing Alcohol
SR101 Reader says:
If your stainless steel sink, or the chrome of your bathroom sink fixtures begins to get dingy it is really easy to shine them back up.
All you've got to do is use some rubbing alcohol.
Just get a white rag or even a cotton ball, wet it with the alcohol and rub.
Once you're done let it evaporate and you're done. Easy peasy!
Rubbing alcohol works well for this task is because it is a natural solvent, meaning it will remove greasy things easily like fingerprints.
In addition, unlike water, which as it dries can sometimes leave water spots behind, alcohol evaporates quickly so that no streaking or spots are left behind, leaving only a shiny clean, fingerprint free surface.
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