Bathroom Accessories and Rust: How Do You Prevent It?

Bathroom Accessories and Rust: How Do You Prevent It?

May 1, 2019

Your bathroom is your personal spa right in your own home. You’ve likely had a hand in designing it and picking out your favorite hardware and fixtures yourself to create your own luxury relaxation station. One thing that can ruin the mood fast is rust. With metal fixtures in a continuously humidified and moist environment, rust can seem almost an inevitability, so what can you do about it? Read on to learn how you can protect your bath accessories in Colorado from rust.

Home solutions

Some great anti-rust solutions can be found in your own home. If you’ve just noticed rust forming on your faucets and other hardware like door handles and pulls, try a solution of vinegar and baking soda. You can mix this solution into a spray bottle diluted with water. You may have to go through some trial and error before getting the exact right consistency for spraying, but once you do, you can leave the bottle under your sink or with your other cleaning supplies for periodic cleaning. Just spray a light mist onto the affected fixtures and wipe clean. As a bonus, the solution gives the metal a nice shine, too!

Store-bought solutions

While vinegar and water may provide a nice upkeep for metal fixtures, if you’re dealing with a lot of rust to begin with, you might have better luck with a store-bought cleaning solution that is made to attack rust. The grocery store or drugstore is likely to have a selection of bathroom cleaners, which are made especially for the kind of rust and grime present in many bathrooms. Removing rust stains might take some scrubbing, but the right cleaning solution will make the job much easier. In fact, toilet bowl cleaning solutions are among the best cleaners at attacking rust, so try using your typical toilet bowl cleaner for any faucets or hardware that are suffering from rust stains and notice the difference it makes! However, we recommend using a new, clean brush for anything outside of the toilet bowl.

Opt for high-end accessories

The best way to prevent rust to begin with is by opting for quality, high-end bath accessories in Colorado in the first place. Stainless steel resists rust from the start, which is often why the highest-end kitchen accessories are stainless steel. If you want to avoid rust and opt for the best in the kitchen, wouldn’t you want to do the same in the place you relax in? No one wants to take a bath in a rusty tub. You get what you pay for when it comes to bath accessories, so get something that will last as long as you stay in your home.

If you’re looking for high-end bath accessories in Colorado, Custom Door Hardware offers the biggest and best selection of door and cabinet hardware, with many of the top name brands. We have from high-end to budget-friendly selections and can help you make the best choice for your home so you can avoid dealing with rust to begin with. Come by and visit us today to see what we have to offer!

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