As I was prepping the boys’ bathroom to paint, I removed the old towel bar and TP holder. I knew I was going to replace the towel bar, which always looked messy, with a ring. I was also planning to replace the TP holder because it was smeared and splattered with paint.
Once I took a good look at it, though, I acknowledged that I didn’t need to buy a new one. What I had would probably clean up nicely. So, I used a scrubby sponge and Bar Keepers Friend (what I use to clean my stainless steel pots and pans) and gave it a good scrubbing. If it didn’t clean up well, then I could revisit buying a new one.
I squirted the paste onto the holder and scrubbed it gently with the sponge…
After a rinse & dry, it looked brand new. I don’t mean it looked cleaner, I mean it looked brand new.
I can literally see myself in it!
I also wanted to get the paint splatters off of the tub. I’ve tried scrubbing them with a sponge before, but that didn’t get them off, so I tried a razor blade. That worked like a charm.
The key is to keep it very flat against the tub, so it doesn’t scratch it.
I did the same thing along the edge…
…then scored the paint at the corner and wiped the excess away.
Now the tub looks nice and neat. It didn’t take much time and it made a big difference in the overall look of the space.
It’s not glamorous, but as they say, the difference is in the details.