Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Australia > The Barbie
Reload this Page >

How do we keep the tiles in the shower free from grime ?

How do we keep the tiles in the shower free from grime ?

Old Aug 8th 2008, 3:20 pm
  #16  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Adelaide S.Australia
Posts: 114
blackcountrygirl is a jewel in the roughblackcountrygirl is a jewel in the roughblackcountrygirl is a jewel in the roughblackcountrygirl is a jewel in the roughblackcountrygirl is a jewel in the rough
Smile Re: How do we keep the tiles in the shower free from grime ?

Just put bleach in a spray bottle, spray from top to bottom, leave for about an hour, then rinse off, use it everyday until grout is clean, shouldn`t take too long, then use Shower Sparkle if your in Australia,the last one in the shower sprays the shower. The shower should then stay clean, if not then your dirty bug----

blackcountrygirl is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2008, 5:20 pm
  #17  
BBQ-KING
 
BBQ-KING's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Brissy Soon!
Posts: 135
BBQ-KING is a jewel in the roughBBQ-KING is a jewel in the roughBBQ-KING is a jewel in the roughBBQ-KING is a jewel in the roughBBQ-KING is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: How do we keep the tiles in the shower free from grime ?

Originally Posted by CadburysFingers View Post
A problem that many have I am sure, but is there a specific product that any of you have used that will keep the tiles, and more to the point the grout completely free from grime, in the shower, its starting to look a little brown, despite constant cleaning. People have said pool acid does a good job, but that seems a little dangerous as it is so strong. I appreciate we could use shower gel instead of soap and this would almost cure the problem, but we prefer soap.

Cheers if you have any advice
Hang on, I'll just ask the wife!! She's good at these things
BBQ-KING
BBQ-KING is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2008, 6:03 am
  #18  
live free or die
 
welshviking's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Valhalla
Posts: 6,967
welshviking has a reputation beyond reputewelshviking has a reputation beyond reputewelshviking has a reputation beyond reputewelshviking has a reputation beyond reputewelshviking has a reputation beyond reputewelshviking has a reputation beyond reputewelshviking has a reputation beyond reputewelshviking has a reputation beyond reputewelshviking has a reputation beyond reputewelshviking has a reputation beyond reputewelshviking has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do we keep the tiles in the shower free from grime ?

ok tried and tested yesterday,

I was using that clit bang stuff or whatever it's called here, you know orange and purple bottle...the phone rang as I was in the middle of cleaning, when I returned it had lifted all the grime, off wall and floor tiles!!!

Too easy
welshviking is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2008, 6:58 am
  #19  
A former regular of BE
 
worzel's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Carramar, Perth
Posts: 6,241
worzel has a reputation beyond reputeworzel has a reputation beyond reputeworzel has a reputation beyond reputeworzel has a reputation beyond reputeworzel has a reputation beyond reputeworzel has a reputation beyond reputeworzel has a reputation beyond reputeworzel has a reputation beyond reputeworzel has a reputation beyond reputeworzel has a reputation beyond reputeworzel has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do we keep the tiles in the shower free from grime ?

Give Phil and Nige a call. Grime won't crack itself!
worzel is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2008, 7:06 am
  #20  
Karma earned, not whored
Thread Starter
 
CadburysFingers's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Location: Perth
Posts: 1,001
CadburysFingers is a glorious beacon of lightCadburysFingers is a glorious beacon of lightCadburysFingers is a glorious beacon of lightCadburysFingers is a glorious beacon of lightCadburysFingers is a glorious beacon of lightCadburysFingers is a glorious beacon of lightCadburysFingers is a glorious beacon of lightCadburysFingers is a glorious beacon of lightCadburysFingers is a glorious beacon of lightCadburysFingers is a glorious beacon of lightCadburysFingers is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: How do we keep the tiles in the shower free from grime ?

thanks for the replies, only tried the bi-carb and white vinegar so far, with mixed results, it has worked to some extent, but hasnt restored grout to the colour it was at first. Any more replies more than welcome.
CadburysFingers is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2008, 7:14 am
  #21  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: The Hills, NSW
Posts: 37
The Stevenses will become famous soon enoughThe Stevenses will become famous soon enough
Default Re: How do we keep the tiles in the shower free from grime ?

I found the Ajax Professional mould remover is brilliant in the shower, especially on the grout when it starts to go a bit brown and it really did clean the mould off too.

Have found all the Ajax Professional products (in the purple trigger spray bottles) really good, their kitchen degreaser works well too

J
The Stevenses is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2008, 7:32 am
  #22  
FREE TIBET
 
Bernieboy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 18,840
Bernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do we keep the tiles in the shower free from grime ?

Originally Posted by Kim67 View Post
My sister keeps a little broom (you know the one's that come with dustpan) and everytime she showers, she throws some domestos on her tiles and grout and scrubs with the little broom. Her shower is always spotless - no she doesn't have a life, but she has a clean house.
Mmmm i think she needs to go see a man in a white coat, lay down on his sofa and have a serious talk
Bernieboy is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2008, 8:20 am
  #23  
South Yarra Sheila
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,078
JoolsB has a reputation beyond reputeJoolsB has a reputation beyond reputeJoolsB has a reputation beyond reputeJoolsB has a reputation beyond reputeJoolsB has a reputation beyond reputeJoolsB has a reputation beyond reputeJoolsB has a reputation beyond reputeJoolsB has a reputation beyond reputeJoolsB has a reputation beyond reputeJoolsB has a reputation beyond reputeJoolsB has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do we keep the tiles in the shower free from grime ?

Originally Posted by CadburysFingers View Post
A problem that many have I am sure, but is there a specific product that any of you have used that will keep the tiles, and more to the point the grout completely free from grime, in the shower, its starting to look a little brown, despite constant cleaning. People have said pool acid does a good job, but that seems a little dangerous as it is so strong. I appreciate we could use shower gel instead of soap and this would almost cure the problem, but we prefer soap.

Cheers if you have any advice
TOP TIP!! Nail Varnish remover (needs to be the one that contains acetone) used on the orange staining on grouting works well-if you apply liberally to a cotton wool pad and rub hard you can see the orange come off onto the pad It also works on those black scuff marks you get on walls.

To get the scum off the tiles themselves a paste made of salt and white vinegar scrubbed in til the surface feels smooth.
JoolsB is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2008, 11:16 pm
  #24  
 
Siren & Brian's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Hillarys, Perth
Posts: 3,973
Siren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do we keep the tiles in the shower free from grime ?

Originally Posted by CadburysFingers View Post
thanks for the replies, only tried the bi-carb and white vinegar so far, with mixed results, it has worked to some extent, but hasnt restored grout to the colour it was at first. Any more replies more than welcome.
To get the grout back to new i reckon Hydrochloric Acid is the only way to go.

Take precautions though, gloves mask etc
Siren & Brian is offline  
Old Aug 12th 2008, 2:34 am
  #25  
Banned
 
GinaUK's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Tapping (Perth)
Posts: 2,619
GinaUK has a reputation beyond reputeGinaUK has a reputation beyond reputeGinaUK has a reputation beyond reputeGinaUK has a reputation beyond reputeGinaUK has a reputation beyond reputeGinaUK has a reputation beyond reputeGinaUK has a reputation beyond reputeGinaUK has a reputation beyond reputeGinaUK has a reputation beyond reputeGinaUK has a reputation beyond reputeGinaUK has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do we keep the tiles in the shower free from grime ?

Originally Posted by CadburysFingers View Post
thanks for the replies, only tried the bi-carb and white vinegar so far, with mixed results, it has worked to some extent, but hasnt restored grout to the colour it was at first. Any more replies more than welcome.
As Poppett said in post #5: buy a bottle of methylated spirit (in Woollies in the same aisle as domestos, harpic and all other domestic cleaning products). Then use a sponge for the tiles and a toothbrush for the grouting.

Works a treat on floor tiles as well. Our tenancy agreement actually specifies that we clean the floor tiles with methylated spirit. I had never heard of it and was sceptical. But really works a treat.

Gina
GinaUK is offline  
Old Aug 12th 2008, 5:11 am
  #26  
Auntie Fa
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 7,344
Kooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do we keep the tiles in the shower free from grime ?

Originally Posted by GinaUK View Post
...Our tenancy agreement actually specifies that we clean the floor tiles with methylated spirit....
Gina
Your landlord sounds even more anal than mine; he told me exactly what floor mop to buy. (If he'd insisted I used chemicals, I wouldn't have signed up.)
Kooky. is offline  
Old Aug 12th 2008, 5:14 am
  #27  
FREE TIBET
 
Bernieboy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 18,840
Bernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond reputeBernieboy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do we keep the tiles in the shower free from grime ?

Originally Posted by GinaUK View Post
As Poppett said in post #5: buy a bottle of methylated spirit (in Woollies in the same aisle as domestos, harpic and all other domestic cleaning products). Then use a sponge for the tiles and a toothbrush for the grouting.

Works a treat on floor tiles as well. Our tenancy agreement actually specifies that we clean the floor tiles with methylated spirit. I had never heard of it and was sceptical. But really works a treat.

Gina
What an aweful waste of good acohol
Bernieboy is offline  
Old Aug 12th 2008, 7:40 am
  #28  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Adelaideish
Posts: 896
Gjn200 is a splendid one to beholdGjn200 is a splendid one to beholdGjn200 is a splendid one to beholdGjn200 is a splendid one to beholdGjn200 is a splendid one to beholdGjn200 is a splendid one to beholdGjn200 is a splendid one to beholdGjn200 is a splendid one to beholdGjn200 is a splendid one to beholdGjn200 is a splendid one to beholdGjn200 is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: How do we keep the tiles in the shower free from grime ?

Cloudy Ammonia from Coles $1.54. Also the only thing to get the smoke off the inside of a Slow combustion heater window.
Gjn200 is offline  
Old Aug 12th 2008, 8:40 am
  #29  
BE Forum Addict
 
rabsody's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 3,521
rabsody has a reputation beyond reputerabsody has a reputation beyond reputerabsody has a reputation beyond reputerabsody has a reputation beyond reputerabsody has a reputation beyond reputerabsody has a reputation beyond reputerabsody has a reputation beyond reputerabsody has a reputation beyond reputerabsody has a reputation beyond reputerabsody has a reputation beyond reputerabsody has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do we keep the tiles in the shower free from grime ?

Simple. Get a cleaner!
rabsody is offline  
Old Aug 12th 2008, 1:38 pm
  #30  
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 7,834
biggy is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: How do we keep the tiles in the shower free from grime ?

Originally Posted by blackcountrygirl View Post
Just put bleach in a spray bottle, spray from top to bottom, leave for about an hour, then rinse off, use it everyday until grout is clean, shouldn`t take too long, then use Shower Sparkle if your in Australia,the last one in the shower sprays the shower. The shower should then stay clean, if not then your dirty bug----

thats what I do once a week...and leave the door open a little bit so the shower dries quicker and mould wont grow
biggy is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.