How to clean gold taps

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How to clean gold taps
Buff up your gold taps. (mihalis_a/iStock/Getty Images)

Maybe you recently remodelled your bathroom and replaced everything -- the flooring, sink, worktop and, even, the taps. You may now have gold taps in your bathroom that match the bathroom's gold toilet seat. The only problem is cleaning these new gold taps. You can't use harsh chemicals, and bleach is out of the question. Gold and gold-plated faucets only require a mild soap solution and water to keep them clean and shiny.

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Things you need

  • Washing up liquid
  • Warm water
  • Bucket
  • Latex gloves
  • 2 soft cloths or towels

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  1. 1

    Mix 1/2 tbsp of washing up liquid and warm water in a bucket. Wear latex gloves to keep your hands from getting wet.

  2. 2

    Dip a soft cloth or towel in the soap solution. Remove the cloth, and wring out any excess solution.

  3. 3

    Wipe the gold faucet with the solution-soaked cloth or towel. Don't forget to wash around the aerator and each faucet handle. Gently scrub any caked-on stains with the solution-soaked towel.

  4. 4

    Dry the gold tap with a soft, dry cloth.

Tips and warnings

  • Clean your gold taps weekly to keep soap build-up, dirt and grime under control.
  • Don't let water stand on the gold taps, because this leads to water spots. Wipe off any water with a dry, soft cloth.
  • Don't use bleach, ammonia-based cleaners or harsh chemicals to clean your gold or gold-plated taps. These chemicals can damage the tap's finish.

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