Thursday, May 20, 2010

Homemade Bleach Scrub


Both of us Mamas have these old white kitchen sinks. They are always stained and pretty gross looking. The only way to clean them is with bleach or special bleach cleansers. It can be hard to clean with bleach because it is so runny. We would either have to spray it on, or fill the sink with water and add at least a cup of bleach and let it soak. After learning that baking soda can boost your bleach's cleaning power in your laundry, we decided to give it a try in the kitchen as a scrub. Baking soda is great for cutting grease and it won't scratch.

We mixed 2 parts baking soda and1 part bleach (we used a tablespoon for our sink) and stirred. It should make a nice paste. We used a lot less bleach and it didn't run down the sink before we could scrub down the sides.
Before...

After!!!

Quick and easy

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34 comments:

  1. Good idea ladies ~ I'll have to give it a try!!
    Thanks ~
    Xoxo
    Benita

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  2. Thanks for sharing that idea! Have a great week, Vicky

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  3. i dont believe it. you will have to show me in my sink!

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  4. Thank you for this tip, I might have to give it a go on my cast bathtub!

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  5. awesome i'm going to have to try that!!!! tfs

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  6. that is great. thanks for the tip.

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  7. This is a great idea. Thank you for sharing...I will definitely use this tip on my bathtubs!

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  8. You are a genius! I also do the bleach soak and this paste will keep it in place. Thanks so much.

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  9. Thanks for sharing! I totally needed this! :)

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  11. I've been sold on the idea of using white wine vinegar since it solved an odorous bathroom problem (see http://lovelygreyday.blogspot.com/2010/03/vinegar-new-cilit-bang.html ) but it didn't hit the spot as a sink cleaner. All your ingredients are sold this side of the pond too so will be giving some of your wonderful cleaning tips a try

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  12. Hmm, good idea. I'll have to remember that for future use.

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  13. Great idea..

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori. Please join me next week for another great party.

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  14. That is such a good idea. Thank you for sharing!!!

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  15. Bathtub...here I come!
    Thanks,
    ~Karen~

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  16. Baking soda is one of my favorite cleaning tools. What a great idea to combine with bleach.

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  17. What a great idea. I need to try this!
    Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day at along for the ride!

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  18. WHen I first started using my white kitchen sink I was all freaked out after a month that it was all stained and groty and nothing was helping. And then I found something that works better than bleach on my white sink. Oxy-clean. OK I get the store brand stuff because its cheaper and the buckets are good for storing stuff in after. I sprinkle a spoonfull on, scrub it in with a wet sponge and after a few minutes it looks brand new super white bright again.

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  19. Great idea! I think it may have inspired me enough to clean today.

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  20. Ohh....I need that. Thanks for the tip. I will be using it tomorrow.

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  21. You think it would help our fiberglass bathtub?

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  22. great idea! I'II have to try that. I found you at SMA.

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  23. Thanks for the heads up about the bleach. A paste would be easier to use in most cases.

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  24. nice! i'll have to try this too!

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  25. Thank you SOOOOOOOO much for this! I tried it last night on my son's potty training toilet. I was able to leave the bleach on and let it sit and didn't have to worry about it running off! I then took the leftovers and cleaned my sink. This is a miracle paste!

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  26. Great idea. I love products like this!!

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  27. I have an OLD tub that this could work wonders on! Next time I clean my bathroom, I'm mixing this! And Congrads! You had the most viewed post at last weeks Whatever Goes Wednesday Party! Thanks for sharing this with my readers. I'm highlighting it today!

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  28. I just used it on my front porch - the concrete got stained thanks to my flower pots "peeing"! I took 90% of the stain off! I am going to post it on my blog, hope you don't mind if I link you guys and your great idea! Thanks!
    Maria (youcraftmeup.blogspot.com)

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  29. i use salt and baking soda to scrub and vinegar to rinse...bleach is bad for women's health and the environment...

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  30. Hey there, just wanted to let you know that I just wrote a post on finding the least expensive source of baking soda. http://www.mysuburbanhomestead.com/find-cheapest-source-baking-soda/

    I hope you find it useful. Enjoy!

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  31. I used to have a similar sink, always picking up stains. One day, after washing and waxing my car, I got the idea to wax my sink. So after scrubbing and removing those stains once again, I waited for the sink to dry thoroughly and gave it a couple of coats of car wax. It worked!
    It will also work on old bathtubs but be careful - it makes the tub very slippery. I solved that by getting a new tub mat to stand on.

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  32. Came back just to thank you. Worked like a charm on my basin. And made my day :)

    Thanks so much!!!

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  33. You can also use hydrogren peroxide and get the same result. That way, it's also environmentally friendly, cheaper than bleach, and you won't be inhaling the bleach fumes.

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  34. I don't usually leave comments, but after trying this I am really impressed how great this worked. For years we used just the baking soda with so-so results. The addition of bleach to make a paste really does the magic.

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