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cleaning bathroom tiles

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  • scrooge2008
    scrooge2008 Posts: 1,369 Forumite
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    Hi,

    Could anyone tell me the best way of cleaning the tiles in my bathroom. The walls are fully tiled and looking smeared and some of the grouting is pink or brown. Not having too much success with conventional cleaning products.

    Many thanks. :confused:
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  • AussieLass
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    I use a 1/2 solution of bleach & water and scrub with a toothbrush when they look a bit yuk. Leave to sit for 1/2 hour or so and then clean as usual & rinse off. HTH.
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  • moanymoany
    moanymoany Posts: 2,877 Forumite
    I saw an ad for some domestos and in the ad they were squirting domestos along grouting! It seemed to be a new domestos product. Otherwise, using a paintbrush to paint thick bleach on the grout.

    If there is 'bathroom steam grime' on the tiles like a 'film' on the shiny surface - there are several things you can do. What I did was to use a sponge with a pan scrubbing side - also I used one of the green scratchy pan cleaners - and value cream cleaner. Check on an out of the way place to make sure the pan cleaner doesn't scratch the tiles.

    A plastic pan scrub, or the plastic 'nets' fruit comes in could also be used.

    Once the tiles were shiny and clean, I wiped them down with a towel every time the shower was used. This stopped any build up. (This is, of course, if you can be ar*ed - I did it while the house was for sale, haven't done it since we moved out!)
  • Pink.
    Pink. Posts: 17,675 Forumite
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    Hi scrooge,

    There was a recent thread on cleaning tiles that has some more tips that may help so I've added your thread to it to keep the ideas together.

    Pink
  • scrooge2008
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    Great thanks. Will start on the bathroom now. Thanks for ideas.
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  • abaxas
    abaxas Posts: 4,141 Forumite
    moanymoany wrote: »
    I saw an ad for some domestos and in the ad they were squirting domestos along grouting! It seemed to be a new domestos product. Otherwise, using a paintbrush to paint thick bleach on the grout.

    If there is 'bathroom steam grime' on the tiles like a 'film' on the shiny surface - there are several things you can do. What I did was to use a sponge with a pan scrubbing side - also I used one of the green scratchy pan cleaners - and value cream cleaner. Check on an out of the way place to make sure the pan cleaner doesn't scratch the tiles.

    A plastic pan scrub, or the plastic 'nets' fruit comes in could also be used.

    Once the tiles were shiny and clean, I wiped them down with a towel every time the shower was used. This stopped any build up. (This is, of course, if you can be ar*ed - I did it while the house was for sale, haven't done it since we moved out!)

    It's called 'grot buster'.

    We have just moved home, and used this extensivly in the old rented flat's bathroom. Works a charm, especially in the hard to get to places.
  • carriebradshaw
    carriebradshaw Posts: 1,387 Forumite
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    not very os but flash spray with bleach does the trick,spray it on the grouting leave for 5 mins then rinse off,you might have to leave it on a bit longer if it's really grotty I suppose.Anyway this does bring the grout up like new :D
  • Juliav_2
    Juliav_2 Posts: 258 Forumite
    Hi

    I have tried so many products on the market to get my tiles in my bathroom shiny. After all this, they are still quite dull and unclean!!!

    Does anyone have any ideas on the best way to bring a sparkle back to my tiles?

    Thanks
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  • Pink.
    Pink. Posts: 17,675 Forumite
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    Hi Julia,

    We have a very recent thread on cleaning bathroom tiles so I've added your thread to it to keep the suggestions together.

    Pink
  • fudgecat
    fudgecat Posts: 289 Forumite
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    Stardrops, white vinegar and dilute with water in a spray bottle in a miracle cleaner and brings my bath (plastic), tiles and sink up a treat. Also taps, but they are chrome, so wouldn`t recommend with gold effect. I have used neat bleach painted on with a kids paintbrush for really disgusting grout. Dilute bleach sprayed on works for a mild orange discolouration on grout.
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