Maintaining your cast iron bath

Maintaining your cast iron bath

Country Cast Baths, formed in 2009, have established a reliable reputation for providing high quality, eye-catching bathtubs. Selling to the general public and traders across the UK, you can be assured you are getting your money’s worth when you purchase freestanding cast iron baths from us.

When it comes to maintaining one of these tubs, it is important to do it right for lasting use. Due to the enamel of cast iron baths, it is vital you use the right cleaning materials. The enamel has glass qualities; it’s tough and easy to clean, but sometimes it can be scratched. So what should you use to clean the bath to avoid scratching?

Let’s start with what not to use. Any abrasive cleaners, like steel wool and scouring powders should be completely avoided. Using these will certainly damage the finish. If the enamel becomes damaged, this can collect grime and dirt, which amounts to more wear. If deep scratches appear, this may require you to refinish your cast iron bath.

Also, any acidic products should be avoided. Cleaners such as specialised bathroom cleaner and vinegar will wear away the enamel. They can also discolour your bath, ruining the aesthetics.

The method that should be used to clean it is filling the bath with warm water, whilst adding washing up liquid. Once full allow for that to soak for about 30 minutes. Using this method will ensure you don’t corrode the surface. Once soaked, wipe the bath down with a non abrasive cloth until clean and dry.

If there are tough stains still on your cast iron bath, substitute the washing up liquid with a mild household cleaning product. If this fails, try the baking soda paste trick and see if they can get rid of the stain.

If these methods are used, maintaining freestanding cast iron baths shouldn’t be an arduous task. The practice can also save you a great deal in terms of refinishing costs. With good care your bath can last for generations and continue to look fantastic.

We urge you to take a look at the beautiful products we have to offer. If there’s one that you like please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to find out more!

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