• To prevent limescale, rub fixtures such as taps with lemon juice, let it sit overnight, and rinse thoroughly in the morning.
  • Dull tiles can also be cleaned with a solution of bicarbonate of soda and warm water. Again when finished you must rinse with clear water to remove all white residue from the bicarbonate.
  • Groutingcan prove to be very stubborn so in this instance make a paste from lemon juice and cream of tartar (which is a natural bleaching agent). Coat the grouting with the paste and leave for 15 to 20 minutes for very heavy staining. Scrub the grouting with the toothbrush and then rinse and clear with warm water. It may take one or two rinses to remove all the residue.
  • If the grout has really stubborn stainsthat refuse to move, you may need to use bleach. Moisten the cream of tartar with bleach using one part bleach to three parts bicarbonate and scrub the grout with this. Using this mixture you will need to take a few precautions. Open the window, use rubber gloves and old clothing, wash any splashes off your skin immediately and keep the mixture away from children and pets. Make up only what you need and dispose of any leftover mixture immediately and safely.