If your bathroom has seen better days, you might be wishing you could tear it down, and start from scratch. Unfortunately, bathroom construction can be cost-prohibitive. Luckily, you don't need to go to that extreme, or that expense, to give your bathroom a fresh, new look. You don't even need to replace your main plumbing fixtures; sink, toilet, and tub. Here are some simple instructions that will help you give your old fixtures a new look.
Clean the Sink
If your porcelain countertop is buried beneath a layer of hard water deposits and gunk, your entire bathroom can look tired and dirty. You can breathe new life into your old bathroom by getting rid of the gunk. To get rid of the hard water deposits, use a solution of warm water and vinegar. Fill a spray bottle with water and add about a cup of vinegar. Spray the surface of your sink with the solution, and allow it to sit for about 15 minutes. Wipe away with a clean cloth.
If hard water stains have destroyed your faucet, you can use vinegar to remove those stains as well. Fill a plastic baggie with vinegar. Place the baggie around your faucet, and secure with a rubber band. Leave the baggie in place for about 15-20 minutes. Remove the baggie, and wipe your faucet down with a damp cloth. To get rid of caked-on soap scum, make a paste using water and baking soda. Apply the paste to your sink, and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Scrub with a soft sponge, and wipe dry with a clean cloth. Your bathroom sink will look brand new.
De-Grime the Toilet
If lime scale deposits have destroyed the appearance of your toilet bowl, you don't have to replace it. It just needs a deep cleaning. Don't worry. You won't have to chisel your way through the lime scale deposits. Simply pour a can of coke into your toilet bowl, and let it soak in for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, use your toilet brush to clean the inside of the toilet bowl. Your toilet will look good-as-new.
Restore the Tub
If your bathtub is showing its age, it's time to have it restored. The restoration process gives your tub a whole new look, without the expense of replacement. There are several different ways to restore a tub, including the installation of a new tub liner. Adding a tub liner is a quick, and inexpensive way to restore the appearance of your old tub. You can also have your tub re-glazed. Through the process of re-glazing, the old finish is removed, and a fresh layer of glaze is applied. When the restoration is complete, no one will know it's your old tub.
Contact a company like Stanley Avenue Tub Co for more information and assistance.