Don’t toss your plastic shower curtain in the washing machine. You can clean it by hand using a little elbow grease and these tips.
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Remove your shower curtain from the hooks and lay it flat on a clean surface.
To clean a plastic shower curtain by hand, you will need to remove it from the hooks and lay it flat on a clean surface. You will then need to scrub the shower curtain with a sponge or brush, using a mild soap and warm water. Rinse the shower curtain well and allow it to dry completely before re-hanging it.
Fill a sink or tub with warm water and add a mild detergent.
Fill a sink or tub with warm water and add a mild detergent. Submerge the shower curtain and allow it to soak for several minutes. Use your hands to lightly agitate the fabric and work the soap into the fabric. Drain the sink or tub and rinse the shower curtain with clean water. Use a clean cloth to wipe away any soap residue.
Submerge the shower curtain in the water and let it soak for a few minutes.
To clean a plastic shower curtain by hand, start by submerging the shower curtain in a tub or sink of warm water. Add a squirt of dish soap to the water and let the curtain soak for a few minutes. Then, use a soft-bristled brush to scrub the curtain all over, paying special attention to any areas with soap scum or mold. Rinse the curtain thoroughly and hang it up to dry.
Use a soft-bristled brush to scrub the curtain, paying special attention to any stained or soiled areas.
Start by giving your shower curtain a general wash with a soft-bristled brush and some warm, soapy water. Pay special attention to any stained or soiled areas. If you have any stubborn spots, you can try using a mild abrasive like baking soda or vinegar.
Once you’ve given the curtain a good scrub, rinse it thoroughly with clean water. You can either let it air dry or dry it with a soft cloth.
Rinse the curtain thoroughly with clean water.
Start by rinsing the curtain thoroughly with clean water. If your shower curtain is white or light colored, you can add a small amount of bleach to the water to help remove any mildew stains. Be sure to rinse the curtain well after washing it with bleach. You can also use a commercial mildew remover on your shower curtain, following the directions on the product label.
Hang the curtain back up and allow it to air dry completely.
After you have scrubbed the entire curtain, rinse it off with warm water. Hang the curtain back up and allow it to air dry completely. You can also put it in the washing machine on a gentle cycle with cold water and a small amount of mild detergent if you feel that it needs an extra cleaning.
Repeat steps 2-6 as needed.
1. Fill your sink or bathtub with very hot water. The hotter the water, the better, as it will loosen the dirt and grime more effectively.
2. Add 1/4 cup of laundry detergent to the hot water.
3. Place your shower curtain in the water and let it soak for at least 30 minutes, or longer if it is very dirty.
4. Use a soft sponge or cloth to scrub the curtain gently, working in small sections until the entire curtain is clean. Pay special attention to any areas that are stained or extra dirty.
5. Rinse the shower curtain thoroughly with hot water to remove all traces of detergent.
6. Hang the shower curtain up to dry completely before putting it back on your shower rod.
Use a vinegar solution to remove stubborn stains.
If you have a plastic shower curtain that is starting to look a bit stained and grimy, you can clean it by hand using a vinegar solution. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and will also help to remove any stubborn stains. To clean your shower curtain, simply mix equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spritz the solution onto the stained areas. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes before scrubbing with a sponge or brush. Rinse the area well with clean water and allow the shower curtain to air dry.
Try a baking soda paste for tough stains.
If your shower curtain is made of plastic, you can usually clean it by hand using a mild detergent and warm water. For tougher stains, you can try a baking soda paste.
To make the paste, mix together equal parts baking soda and water in a bowl. Apply the paste to the stained area of the curtain and scrub with a soft bristled brush. Rinse the area with warm water and dry with a clean towel.
Spot-treat mildew with bleach.
To spot-treat mildew on your shower curtain, mix equal parts bleach and water in a spray bottle and spritz onto the affected areas. Let the solution sit for a few minutes, then wipe away with a clean, damp cloth.