What can I mix with either CLR or Iron Out to make the product stick to the wall of the tub long enough (an hour at least) to do its job?
I have a one-piece bathtub/wall surround, similar to this
. I also have hard water with many minerals that cause rust, calcium and who-knows-what-else stains on the tub and walls within a few days of cleaning. The tub floor is easily cleaned by soaking it with a solution of either CLR
or Iron Out
. After an hour or two, all I have to do is rinse.
However, the walls are harder to deal with. I’ve made up a water solution of each cleaner in a spray bottle, and sprayed the walls (at different times), but because the spray droplets don’t drip down evenly, I end up with clean streaks mixed with orange streaks after rinsing. I can get it clean with a lot of scrubbing, but that takes a long time and, frankly, is a pain in my butt.
So, my question is, what can I safely mix with either CLR or Iron Out to make the product stick to the wall of the tub long enough (an hour at least) to do its job? I’ve thought of mineral oil or baby oil, but I’m afraid that will make the tub floor too slippery.
Specs for CLR (a watery liquid.) Specs for Iron Out (a powder.)