Your bathroom vanity is one of the most used spaces in your home, which is why it’s important to make sure you’re cleaning it regularly.
We’ve put together some tips for cleaning your bathroom vanity so that you can keep it sparkling and looking like new for a long time:
Cleaning Solutions & Tools
One of the most widely known cleaning solutions is vinegar and water, but we never recommend that our clients use this as it will actually cause damage to most materials and finishes due to its high acidity.
When cleaning your vanity, use a neutral PH product, like water and mild dish soap, or a cleaning agent made specifically for the type of material. We carry a variety of HG brand bathroom cleaning products in-store that will help you tackle the dirt on your floors, tiles, grout, and porous stone surfaces, without risking any damage.
For quartz countertops specifically, do not use natural stone cleaners, sealants, or enhancers.
A rubbing alcohol and water solution can be used for oil and grease spills if the mild soap is not sufficient.
Pro Tip: Your manufacturer will outline specific recommended products to clean your vanity. Always check to see their suggestions for the best results.
As for cleaning tools, whatever you do, do not use abrasive cleaning tools such as scouring pads on your vanity or fixtures. If you have soap build-up or hard-to-scrub messes on your countertop, use a soft cloth or sponge, some warm water, and a little bit of elbow grease to gently work it away.
Please Note: Acetone/nail polish remover or abrasive cleaners such as Vim® Cream cleaners, Bar Keepers Friend® Soft Cleanser, or Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser® is never to be used on your surface as dull spots can occur and this will not be covered under warranty.
Regular Granite or Natural Stone Countertop Sealing
All-natural stone countertops, including granite, need to be regularly sealed to maintain their maximum lifespan. Unsealed stone will absorb spilled liquids, which can cause stains and water damage!
Because these countertops are porous, the sealer fills the pores to prevent other staining elements to absorb.
If you’ve just installed new countertops, or are looking to install them, contact us for help with sealing. All of our countertops at Cover Ups come pre-sealed.
Faucets and Plumbing Fixtures
Consistently wiping water droplets off of faucets, taps, and shower fixtures is an easy way to maintain them and keep water spots from forming. Wiping them down once a week with mild dish soap and water, and then promptly drying them with a soft cloth, will help ensure that hard water deposits don’t form.
If you have any questions about how to properly clean or seal your vanity, or you would like some help picking out the right cleaning products for your vanity materials, contact our team — we’re happy to help!