- November 21, 2007 at 1:33 pm #254407
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How to Clean Plastic or Vinyl Shower Curtains
Clean plastic shower curtains – Take off rod and put in washing
machine on a delicate cycle with laundry detergent and when finished
it is clean and ready to rehang on rod.
Leave it on the rod – Step into the tub and spray the liner with
Lysol bathroom cleaner. Step out of the tub and place both hands on
the outside of the liner and bring your hands together to start
rubbing. When finished, step into tub and the spray liner off with
hot water. This is a quick method. No real work for you!
A no-scrub solution for lazy bachelors – I just threw the thing in
the tub itself, stopped up the drain, added about 4 cups of bleach,
and filled the tub with hot water, and pushed all the air out of it.
I soaked it that way overnight, and though it didn’t get everything
out, it did well considering. Then, I dumped a lot of baking soda
into the water to neutralize the bleach, and safely drained out the
Half bleach half washing powder – I have now found that putting your
shower curtain into the washing machine with both bleach and washing
powder in the drawer works a treat. My shower curtain came out
sparkling white (was previously stained orange from shampoo residue).
Give it a go!
Easy shower curtain cleaning – Putting a few towels in the washer
with the shower curtain will clean it. Use hot water. Put the curtain
in the dryer set on warm for just a few minutes, and hang back up to
finish drying. Leaving the curtain in the dryer too long can melt the
Shower curtain cleaning – To easily remove built up soap scum or
mildew on vinyl shower curtains, put the curtain in a washing
machine. Use the hottest water setting, add some detergent and
bleach. The bleach removes the mildew and the combination removes the
soap scum. Shower curtains will look brand new after washing. You can
also wash cloth shower curtains in a washer with cold water, using
the gentle setting and detergent, to keep them clean and smelling
How to clean a vinyl shower curtain – Spray the curtain with
Scrubbing Bubbles, let it sit for 5 minutes, then wipe dirty areas
with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
Washing machine and vinegar – The machine is the easiest way. Use a
rinse cycle with 1/4 cup of vinegar or use it in a Downy ball to get
rid of suds (this is great for towels in same load too).
Clean plastic shower curtains – Throw your shower curtain in the
washing machine with towels. The towels will do all the work. now to
keep it clean: once your curtain is clean just soak it in your tub
with 1/3 cup salt and let sit for 15 minutes. The saltwater stops any
future accumulation. Hang up and your all set.
No fuss cleaning tip – Spray vinal shower curtain with “Shower Power”
or similar product, un hook and place in washing machine with two
towels. Curtains come out sparkeling clean, if creased rinse with
warm water before rehanging.
How to wash – Wash the shower curtain in washing machine with towels.
The towels will help to agitate the shower curtain. Then hang to dry.
Cleaning shower curtains – Use a spray bottle to spray the curtain
with 1 part bleach to 10 parts water after every shower or every day.
Also, you can soak the curtain in the washing machine with the bleach
& water mixture for an hour, then wash normally.
Cleaning shower curtain – I have had much success by putting my
shower curtain in the washing machine with bleach and detergent. It
is less work and less mess.
Washing machines can tear – My washing machine chewed up a strong
vinyl curtain, even on a delicate cycle. Too much twisting is
involved, I think. I strongly recommend hand washing.
In a pinch … – I used the bathtub method, but in a pinch, I used
vinegar as a substitute for bleach, Dawn Powerplus dishwashing liquid
instead of laundry detergent and Febreze laundry liquid to help with
I hope this will help you out.
Kelly in IL
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