I have a hand-held buffer that my wife fancies. She would like to use
it to clean very dirty shower/bath tiles. I think my buffer is not
powerful enough for what she needs and may turn a bit too slow.
At any rate, I'm looking for suggestings for something she can use. We
once used a grinder with a buffing pad and some Barkeeper's Friend to
clean a very scummy shower (walls and bottom) in less than an hour. It
would have taken several hours by hand.
Something held-held and wireless would be best. Suggestions?
the soap scum removers work GREAT, the mold mildew ones are basically
I start with soap scum remover and a scotchbrite pad, followed by
I see no reason for power equiptement, its tough on grout, and
probably roughens the tile making future cleaning harder
You mean something like Dow? Scrubbing Bubbles? I think so.
That's what I use and it does work fine. Let it sit for a bit, maybe
while spraying the rest. This is the only time I use my bathroom fan.
If you let it sit too long, it dries, but even then the dirt is freed
up. One just needs a little more water on the sponge or whatever to
get the dirt moving when it is dry.
I've used this on a metal/enamel tub, and the plastic? tiles that
Abrasives will leave scratches on most materials which will result in
harder-to-clean surfaces. Use a tub-and-tile cleaner spray cleaner,
CLR, or Lime-Away. Or, you can wet paper towels using vinegar in a
spray bottle--allow the wet towels to remain on the surface for
several hours. Use a nylon brush, never anything that can scratch.
Same is true for toilets, sinks, or other fixtures. You can keep
showers looking clean between cleanings (and make the cleanings
easier) by using a daily shower cleaner spray after the last shower of
the day. Or, dry/buff all surfaces with a towel--a 1 minute daily
The tile on floor of our shower seems to have lost some glaze, if that
is possible; 'bout 40 y/o. Dirt sticks. If the tile is loaded with soap
scum, start with a new razor blade scraper...mine is worst on tiles
below the soap dish in the wall. It is easier to feel it than to see it
on our tile. CLR is great for lime deposits and scum; use brush with
stiff bristles. Rinse and finish up with bleach and water brushed on
and rinse for mildew on grout. If you have grout loaded with mildew, it
might need repair. I tried a new spray cleaner that works very well ..
forget the name of it, it's in the master bath and hubby still sleeping.
Will check later :o)
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