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Quick Tip: How to make your make chrome fixtures shine

Thank you to everyone who read the last quick tip about removing mold from grout in your shower. Hope you got to try it and found it helpful. If you missed it, you can read it here. This week, let’s look at chrome fixtures in the shower. Mine are dull and have visible, horrible soap scum. beforehandledull I’ve tried various of methods I saw online, but none worked to my satisfaction. I guess my hard water stains are extra stubborn! beforefaucet But then I found advice at that worked using common household ingredients. First, I removed the mildew around my fixtures using my trusted bleach with paper towel trick.


Worked like a charm!

Then I made a concoction of vinegar, lemon juice, and dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle. I sprayed my chrome fixtures generously and let it soak for 30 minutes. Then I rinsed it with water. IMG_1063 IMG_1066 Amazing, right? Here’s the recipe so you can try it at home: vinegar

1/2 c. white vinegar
juice from 1/2 a lemon
1/4 c. dishwashing liquid

Directions: Add all to a spray bottle. Shake well.

You would think the lemon would make it sticky, but it doesn’t. Also, lemon is a natural disinfectant, which is perfect for the bathroom. Side note: the “after” pictures are so shiny, you can see my reflection. before&after2 before&after3 before&after1 And since I had extra lemons, I couldn’t resist whipping up a batch of lemon bars. IMG_1072 What quick cleaning tips do you use? Please share them with us.


About Terri Dux

When not watching her favorite TV channel, HGTV, Terri likes crafting, gardening, and thrifting at neighborhood garage sales.

2 comments on “Quick Tip: How to make your make chrome fixtures shine

  1. Jenna Kagawa
    April 24, 2015

    Very Cool! I must try this! I think my fixtures look 10 times worse than yours did to start out 🙂

    • Terri Dux
      April 24, 2015

      Oh no! Yes, try it. It’s easy and you probably have the ingredients in your home already. Good luck and let me know how it turned out.

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