A while back, I threw up my hands in aggravation and asked the women on the CTF forum for help. I had a soap scum problem. I practically needed a jackhammer to get the soap scum out of the downstairs bathroom that we’re fixing. I’m not sure the former house owners had ever cleaned it. It took two minutes of scrubbing hard with a homemade baking soda paste to clear a one-inch spot off of this tub. I had hit the point of desperation. I was willing to try anything, commercial or not, just to get the job done without having to scrub for hours.
In the forum thread, FarmSchooler told me a trick her son found. Mix equal parts rubbing alcohol and liquid soap. Or you can mix 1 cup rubbing alcohol, 1/4 cup liquid soap and 3/4 cup water. It worked! I dipped a scrubbie sponge into the mixture and the soap scum came off with just a little elbow grease. I’m now putting this mixture into a spray bottle and using it as my normal weekly tub and tile cleaner for the whole house, it works so well.
So I wanted to pass the tip on to those of you, like me, detest using commercial cleaners since they don’t list all of the ingredients on the label and most of them aren’t something you’d want around your kids.
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