I've used bleach comet against my best intentions with very good
results, but have been told it's too abrasive to use for this kind of
Any suggestions on whether or not it IS too abrasive, and/or any
alternatives? The tiles are dirty with (basically) soap-scum type of
dirt. The comet seems to readily restore the light blue color ridding
us of the brownish caking, and doesn't seem to scratch at all...but
perhaps it is.
Any/all advice much appreciated, thanks.
There are non-abrasive cleaners available. I like to use a
tile-and-tub pressurized foam spray. I spray it on, allow it to work
for several hours, use a nylon-bristle scrub brush dipped in
household ammonia, and rinse with cold water. Doing this once a week
prevents hard-to-clean buildup. My tub/shower surround is a one-piece
fiberglass. I use a pump after-shower spray too. My clear vinyl
shower curtain goes in the laundry with rags, old towels, and
household bleach once a month. About 4 times a year I'll polish the
chrome fixtures using Brasso that makes them look like new.
Not much, short of sandblasting will be too abrasive on ceramic tile.
The best way to rid yourself of soap scum is to rid yourself of soap.
Try some "body wash" or other non-soap cleanser.
Try using "clean shower" daily (now from Arm and Hammer) After you chip
all the old soap scum off, your shower will always look as if it has
been cleaned about two days ago.
Interesting on the non-soap cleanser, I'll look into that.
Thanks on the rest too; I really hate using comet, but it's at a point
where it's the most effective thing I can find, with elbow grease.
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