15 October 2012

Pin Boosters! Scum Buster v. 2.0

Remember that Pin that touts the miracle scum-busting power of 1 part white vinegar and 1 part blue Dawn? I blogged about it awhile back (click here to read that post if *gasp* you haven't already read it) - and it is truly a miracle product. However, my biggest complaint with it was that it makes a lot of really thick suds that can be difficult to rinse away if you're using it on anything other than a shower.


I decided I was going to try a diluted version of it to see if it would still have the miracle cleaning power, but be easier to rinse away.


I mixed 1/2 c. blue Dawn with 1.5 c. white vinegar. Right away I noticed that it mixed much more easily. I didn't even bother to heat the vinegar. I decided to test it on the sinks in my master bath. The faucets have a satin-brushed nickel finish, and while I love them, I neglected to make sure that they were kind that don't show water spots. So after a few days of use, they tend to look "spotty". Not a big deal, but it bugs me. Just wiping them off doesn't work - not all cleaners work.

TIP: If you're shopping for new faucets in satin-brushed nickel, make sure the box says "spot resistant". 

I sprayed the sink lightly with the SB 2.0, scrubbed lightly with the handy-dandy scrubber (you know, the one that is supposed to be so great to hang in your shower, but leaks if you turn it upside down - I blogged about it, too. I know y'all read that post, but just in case you want to review it, here's a link.) - and let it sit for a few minutes.


Then I used a cup to pour water over the faucet and sink - the suds were instantly gone! I used a dry cloth to wipe everything off and it looked fantastic! I did it!


So what, you say? I'll tell you what...


Benefits of Scum Buster v. 2.0
- use less Dawn
- easier to spray
- easier to rinse
- same great cleaning power
- save more money (because you use less Dawn)

I ask you - what's not to love??? And in case you wondered, I tried it in the shower as well, and I actually find it easier to use than the original version.

So remember to use SB v. 2.0 - and don't forget that you heard about it on {enjoy the view}!! I think I'll call this a "Pin Booster" since it's an improved version of a Pin. :-)

Scum Buster v. 2.0
1 part Dawn
3 parts white vinegar

Next time I'm at the store, I'm going to buy wax paper. I saw a Pin that said if you rub it on your faucets, it helps repel water. I'll let you know how that works!

2 comments:

  1. Just made this and did in a long over due bathroom (my 3 month old doesn't leave a lot of time or energy for cleaning), and this works great! All I had was Dawn platinum so I scaled back on that a smidge, but my faucets look great. I also put hot water in a spray bottle for my rinse and it was a total won. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. That's awesome!! I'm so glad it worked for you - and thanks so much for sharing!!

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