How to Clean Vinyl Tub Enclosures

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When cleaning your bathroom, use the least harmful chemicals that work most effectively for the job at hand. Your vinyl tub enclosure is an ideal surface for cleaning with eco-friendly products, which commonly require a bit of elbow grease, as it is smooth or only slightly textured and creates less need for scrubbing. A regular cleaning schedule will result in less buildup of grime and mold, so be sure to wipe down the surround frequently.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. liquid dish soap
  • Small bowl
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Baking soda
  • Nylon scrubber
  • Combine 1/2 cup vinegar with 1/2 tsp. liquid dish soap in a small bowl. Swish the mixture thoroughly to make sure it's well mixed.

  • Dip a cleaning cloth into the mixture, and then wipe down the vinyl tub enclosure with the cleanser. Allow the solution to work on the grime for several minutes before proceeding.

  • Rub the vinyl tub enclosure with the cleanser-covered cloth, and then wipe the mixture away with a clean, wet cloth.

  • Sprinkle baking soda on any areas that are still grimy. Scrub gently with a nylon scrubber, and then rinse away that residue as well.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be careful when scrubbing your vinyl tub enclosure, as you do not want to cause a tear or rip in the material. This could allow water to get behind the vinyl covering and create peeling and mold issues.

References

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