Cleaning & Organizing
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Keeping your bathroom vanity clean
Determine the type of material used for your vanity.
The most common kinds include cultured marble, ceramic tile, and stone
products like granite. Choose a cleaning product safe for the surface.
Cleaning products almost always state the kinds of surfaces they safely
- As a general rule, pumice cleansers can scratch
polished surfaces, although those that use finer pumice particles
suspended in water may be safe for your surface. Test an inconspicuous agent first before attempting to clean the whole vanity.
- Remove anything that you store or display on the vanity top. Use a dry rag or sponge to remove the dust and surface dirt, including hair.
- Now you're ready to clean your vanity using the product you've selected for the job.
Follow the directions carefully to avoid any damage to the surface.
Open a window or turn on the ventilating fan if the odor of the cleaning
product is strong.
- Don't forget the faucet.
Hard water can leave deposits behind, but using products to dissolve
them can damage bathroom vanities. Read the directions carefully, or
simply use white vinegar to soften the spots and deposits. Do not use
acids like vinegar if your vanity top is made from stone, marble or
concrete, since these can etch the surface. If you have exceptionally
hard water, clean the faucet often to keep the deposits to a minimum.
Hard water deposits can solidify, making them almost impossible to
remove once enough sediment has collected.
- Rinse the counter with a fresh cloth or sponge and dry it with a soft cloth to remove any streaks.
- Replace the items you keep on the vanity once the surface is completely dry.