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post #1 of Old 02-20-2016, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning Shower Tiles

I have a huge build up of stains between the tiles of my shower. I have spent countless hours scrubbing them with lots of detergent and water which does help make it better but nothing does the trick to completely remove the dirt. Any tips??
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What kind of detergent do you use? If it's not a natural stone /acid sensitive, I think barkeeper's friend works really well with a grout brush. I've also used bleach with the grout brush on white tile. You have to be really careful though to make sure the tile isn't acid/base sensitive.
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Don't use bleach... you should get Viper... it's made for tiles. You can find it at your local supply store or online.
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Make a paste of baking soda and water, cover grout lines with paste, then spray on a vinegar solution. Once mixture stops foaming, scrub with a brush and rinse with water.
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Plain vinegar is good for those.
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Don't use bleach... you should get Viper... it's made for tiles. You can find it at your local supply store or online.
Can bleach damage tiles?
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Can bleach damage tiles?
Better yet, can the soap that we use damage tiles? The answer is YES! Can the water that comes out of the shower head damage tiles? YES!
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Can bleach damage tiles?
I used bleach and dont have any bad experience! But it depends of the quality, not all are the same I guess!
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Can bleach damage tiles?

I use bleach only on plain white tiles. Coloured is not recommended.
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Cover your shower faucet with bag of vinegar and secure with a rubber band. Leave it there overnight and you’ll have a clean shower head without all the scrubbing.

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Dip your toothbrush or grout brush in the paste and work it into the grout. Spray the area with your vinegar + water solution. The vinegar will cause the baking soda to bubble up and will start to work away that nasty soap scum. Use your brush and get all the way into the grout lines to remove buildup.
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great maidperfect yes baking soda will do
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Bar Keeper's Friend is seriously the best thing ever. I think it will work with a good grout brush, but if it doesn't, I promise you will make good of that product eventually. Also, the brush is important. I like hard, metal brushes or steel wool. I guess it depends on the surrounding tile and how delicate it is.
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I also like bar keepers friend. Works great with no problems
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Vinegar is good for tile cleaning.
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If it is the grout, use a product such as tilex. If it is mostly soap scum, look for a commercial product designed specifically for that. Be careful if your shower walls are marble or other natural stones. Acidic products can pit them. A foaming shower cleaner is best because it will cling to the vertical walls. One commercial brand I recommend is Hillyard.
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You can use baking soda.
Please see http://www.cleaningnetwork.com/how-to-clean-a-shower/
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For a natural solution, vinegar is good. If you want a more potent solution, a product like CLR works wonders.
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