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cleaning bathroom tiles



  • loubie_lou
    loubie_lou Posts: 1,368 Forumite
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    I've not cleaned the tiles in the bathroom for a long now and the grout between them is starting to go a horrible nasty brown colour! Don't get me started on the bath seal either!!

    Do any of you guys have any ideas of low cost or any (almost) effort free ways of cleaning tiles? I want to stay away from resealing the bath if possible.

    Thanks in advance!

    Loubie xx
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  • LJM
    LJM Posts: 4,535 Forumite
    i used to mix up paste of bicarb/salt and lemon juice then using a toothbrush work it into grouting and leave then wash it down
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  • thick bleach on a toothbrush works for me. If the area is large you can make up a spray bottle of diluted bleach (BE VERY CAREFUL THOUGH) and spray on, ventilate room and leave for an hour and wash off. But for really stubborn bits the bleach on a toothbrush never fails.
  • mocolo
    mocolo Posts: 121 Forumite
    I second the bicarb but I mix it with some bleach, use a toothpaste to get some gunge on the grout.Leave a slong as you can I try (overnight) and them wash/shower off. Just make sure it doesn't get onto any PVC windows etccos it turns them brown

  • Gingham_Ribbon
    Gingham_Ribbon Posts: 31,520 Forumite
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    Test it first to make sure it doesn't scratch but mine comes up very well very easily with some cheap cream cleaner and the back of a kitchen sponge.
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  • alba37
    alba37 Posts: 2,616 Forumite
    A steam cleaner always does a good job for me.... money saving and easy if you have one? I use a wallpaper steamer which has a brush adaptor.
  • shezza
    shezza Posts: 127 Forumite
    Hi, I hope someone can help.

    I have just had to replace 6 plain white tiles on my bathroom wall and these new tiles are making my old ones look very grubby. Does any one have any ideas what I can use to clean up my old tiles and the grout OS and without spending a fortune.

  • Stephen_Leak
    Stephen_Leak Posts: 8,762 Forumite
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    Try one third each of Stardrops, white vinegar and water, in an old sprayer bottle. This is a good all purpose cleaner, not just for tiles.

    I used it on a really badly splattered white tiled cooker splashback in my kitchen. I used one of those sponge scourers, it was that bad. It's come up a treat.

    Now, one quick squirt and a wipe with a cloth when required is all that's needed.
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  • doraexplorer
    doraexplorer Posts: 931 Forumite
    toothpaste and a toothbrush on your tiile grout. thats what i use. works really well.

    hth x
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  • shezza
    shezza Posts: 127 Forumite
    Many thanks to you both for your ideas, I will give them a go. :rotfl:
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