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Tips to clean different varieties of bathroom vanities:

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By Expert Tips
Date: August 07 2017
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Bathroom vanities come in very handy, but they require proper maintenance. Cleaning these vanities not only promotes hygiene, but it is also necessary for increasing their shelf life and prevent them from getting damaged. Bathroom vanities are available in different materials such as wood, laminate, metals and others. Different materials require different process of cleaning; therefore it is important that you clean all materials accordingly. Bathroom vanities in Melbourne require minimal cleaning but for other vanities, read on to know about some pro cleaning tips.

  1. Metal vanities - Metal cabinets make great bathroom vanities because of their robust and reliable material and the long lasting life. Metal cabinets are coated with enamel to make it smooth, shiny and attractive to look at which increases the need for its proper maintenance. Remember, water is the biggest enemy of these cabinets because prolonged dampness inside the cabinets or constant contact can lead to rusting or cracks in the enamel. You can use cleaning liquids to clean the cabinets from inside and then use a dry cloth to dry clean. For hiding rust spots, paint can be used as a touch-up.
  2. Wooden vanities - One of the most common and popular forms of bathroom vanities, wooden cabinets need surface treatment of high order. The wood might be polished, waxed or left in its natural depending on your requirements. Cleaning only with water might damage your furniture piece, therefore, using oil-soap based cleaners or professional cleaners for cleaning off all the dirt on the inside could be useful. Make it a routine to wipe your vanities dry to protect them from all the vapour of hot water. Like metal cabinets, ensure that you dry clean the cabinets from inside after using the solution.
  3. Laminate vanities - These surfaces can be easily spotted and are very popular because of their texture and appealing looks. Caution should be exercised while cleaning such vanities. Instead of using direct water on the surface, use diluted solution or professional cleaning solution for cleaning laminate vanities. For getting rid of any kind of stain dip a clean cloth in lemon juice and hold it on the stain for a few seconds to clean it. Use a small brush to clean the edges of the frame.
  4. Painted vanities - Out of all vanities, painted vanities are the most appealing for the most obvious reasons. Oil based colours are used to paint such vanities which are easy to clean if cleaned properly. Painted vanities are quite durable but still require adequate cleaning care. Wash the painted vanities with cleaning solutions or warm water. Do not leave the wood wet for long and wipe it dry with a dry cloth to prevent the moisture from seeping in the vanities. Use baking soda and water to get rid of stains from any part of the cabinet. Use soft cloth instead of hard sponges or scrubbers as it harms the surface of the vanities, leaving it damaged and ugly. In case of built up grease, ammonia and water solution can be very useful.

When it comes to the interior cleaning of the cabinets, it is important to remember for all varieties of bathroom vanities materials that prolonged soaking in water can damage the material. It is imperative that after cleaning with warm water or cleaning solution, the material should be dried completely with a dry towel or cloth for prevention of any bacteria build up. Bathroom vanities in Melbourne not only help in managing and organising the bathroom utilities but they also bring a new theme to the room with their presence.

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