Lime Away Product Review
The bottom of the bathtub has black stains and the wall tiles had spots of dirt in the cervices. It was frustrated moving in to see the bathtub area wasn’t clean professionally cleaned. Lime-Away comes in a green 28oz bottle or 16 oz spray bottle. The directions insist on wearing gloves and safety goggles to avoid any contact with the skin or eyes. If you do get any of the product on you, contact for medical help immediately. Also this product isn’t to be used on natural marble, stone, terrazzo, anodized or polished aluminum, painted or metallic, color grout or counter tops. If your unsure if the product may damage a certain type of material in your bathroom, test a small patch first. This way you can test the product in a small area that won’t be noticeable before continuing.
The cap wasn’t easy to pry open and it smelled of rotten eggs. The directions say to apply and then wipe immediately. The second time I used this product, I left it on for 10 minutes to help destroy the black stains. I also allowed the liquid to set on the tiles to help dig into the cervices.
When it came to cleaning, the black stain looked faded but wasn’t entirely gone. Rust spots around the handles and the faucet head were easily wiped away with a sponge. Between the crevices took a little bit more elbow grease but still did finally come off. It’s a good idea to take breaks in between cleaning due to the strong smell of the product. Using this product on stainless steel items such as sinks, tubs, doors, etc will likely cause damage to the stainless steel. Some have reported having the stainless steel appear dull when the product was used on this type of material.
Overall except for the smell factor, I would recommend purchasing Lime Away if you are dealing with hard rust stains. At Wal*Mart the current cost was just under $5.00 for the 28oz flip top bottle. It may cost more or less depending on where you shop. Currently you can purchase lime-away on http://www.amazon.com or in bulk packs online at http://www.acehardware.com Happy Cleaning!