My bath has been ruined by bleach

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  • How to deal with a bath made dull by cleaning with bleach

    My once-shiny enamel bath is now looking dull because I cleaned it with bleach. Are there any ways to bring back its shine, other than getting the bath re-enamelled? Unfortunately there isn’t really a quick fix for this problem. Your best option is to get the bath resurfaced by a specialist (log onto and search under Bath Resurfacing), but the finished surface, although shiny, won’t be as hard-wearing as the original enamel. Expect to pay between £150 and £200 for a full resurfacing. Ask your local company if it can offer a polishing service that can restore the shine to your bath without the hassle of re-enamelling. If the damage isn’t too serious, this could be a cheaper option. In future, use only non-abrasive cleaners such as Astonish Cream Cleaner from Lakeland.

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