Pink Stain in ToiletI have this pink stain as a ring around the top of my water line in my toilet bowl. I have tried bleach tank drop ins with no success. Is there an effective tank drop in for these stains? I don't like those kind that hang on the side of the bowl and i don't like scrubbing those stains away every day either!
Shower MaintenanceWipe down your shower each time with a chamois cloth and you will have a sparkling shower every time. Only a gentle cleaning is then necessary once a week if you do this.
Gummy Spots on CountertopsMy kitchen countertops are gummy and sticking. I have tried everything to get them to come clean. It is not all over the counter, but in spots. Can you please help me get them clean and let me know what caused this, so I can make sure it doesn't happen again.
Scratched Plastic Bath TubAnyone know what to do about a plastic bath tub with surface scratches? The scratches used to show up in white which was not too noticable, but now they have darkened. Thanks, Julia
Towel Bar HangerMy daughter had a very small bathroom with no room for storage. She hung a towel bar from the ceiling, attached to the studs. Then hung from it a hanger organizer that is meant to hang in a closet, but it worked very well.
Grout Smell After Toilet OverflowMy young daughter clogged the toilet, when using the bathroom, with too much toilet paper. She flushed the toilet and *everything* overflowed on to the floor. Our floors are 12" x 12" ceramic tile with 1/2" grout lines between each tile. I have tried everything I can possibly think of short of replacing all the grout to remove the foul smell in the bathroom, but to no avail. Any suggestions???
Instead of Expensive CleanersYou don't have to use expensive cleaners to clean your bathroom and kitchen. Bleach and water do an excellent job and bleach doesn't cost much.
Cleaning Wax From Ceramic TileHi, I recently bought this house and the homeowner before had used wax on her ceramic tile in the bathroom. My problem is that the grout below the wax has dirt in it and I want to take the wax off and clean the grout also. What is the best thing to use? I have tried some chemicals, but it takes alot of scrubbing and it really isn't working?
Tub Stained From Non-skid StripsWhen we bought our home the tub had dark stains in it from them having those non-skid strips applied to it. Is there anyone that can tell me how to remove these stains? I have tried soft scrub and ajax, as well as comet and bleach and had no luck. I tried them all separately and didn't mix them with anything but water. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks to everyone!
LilHoneyBrat from MN
Cleaning Tub GroutI HATE grime and gunk on my tub grout. You can scrub and scrub and it will still stay stained in your tub. Extremely unsightly. I always keep the sliding glass shower doors closed.
Cleaning Old Bathroom TilesHi there. I live in an old brownstone and have those small white hexagonal tiles in my bathroom (like most other old brownstones in Boston). They are quite old and are now pretty dingy. I have tried cleaning them with bleach, to no avail.
Does anyone have any ideas for getting the tiles white again?
Melane from Boston
Bleach Cleaner on Colored GroutI have colored grout. Can you use the chlorine bleach grout cleaner on colored grout?
Waxing the TubIf you want to avoid that "black ring" in your Bathtub just use some car-wax (follow directions on the bottle) :)
Editor's Note: Don't wax the bottom of the tub or it will get too slippery.
Polishing The TubI have found that using ORANGE GLO Wood Cleaner and Polish works great if you spray a little on a clean dust mop to put a polish finish on the bathtub, shower stall and sink - it prevents soap build-up and makes the area much easier to clean.
Removing Make Up Stains and ScuffsI was recently cleaning out my light wood cabinet drawers in the bathroom and noticed black and red spots all over the bottom of the drawer from scuff marks, eyeliners, lipsticks, etc.
Gray Spots On TubOur bathtub is an older, porcelain style tub. We have very hard water in our town and we do not have a softener. Now the tub has developed some gray looking spots on the bottom and I have no idea how to get rid of them.
Burn Marks In Kitchen SinkSome paper work caught fire while doing the bills in the kitchen (yes stupid i know!) and the nearest place to move the flame safely was the kitchen sink.
Leg Wax on RugMy daughter got into my leg wax and spilled it all over the bathroom rugs. (It was not hot when it spilled.) I don't know exactly what the material is. It's just a normal bathroom rug. Can anyone help me get this out?
Liquid Nail Glue and Fiberglass SinkWe put in a fiberglass sink and now I have liquid nail glue on the Formica counter. How would I go about removing it safely without damaging the counter or the sink?
Tilex Stained My Porcelain TubDoes anyone know how to remove stains from a bath tub? Last night, I sprayed Tilex on the shower wall to clean the show wall. I did not rinse them off the tiles. This morning, the entire bath tub has brown and yellow spots. I tried bleach, Tilex, soft scrub and none worked. Would someone help with this problem?
Ink Stain on Porcelain SinkI need some ideas on how to get ink from an ink pen off of a porcelain sink and the counter top.
Cleaning One Inch TilesI have a bathroom floor with one inch tiles. How can I clean the white tiles and white grout?
Motor Grease Stains in BathtubMy husband is a mechanic and gets very greasy at times. When he showers the tub gets so nasty and I clean it constantly. However, I still have black places in the tub from grease and oil stains. I have tried a number of things but just can't figure it out.
Makeup Stains on a CountertopHow do you remove makeup stains off a white countertop?
Stains From Air Freshener on Bathroom MirrorI seem to have a cloudy film on my mirror that I believe has come from spraying air freshener in the room. My problem is I have tried vinegar, water and glass cleaner. It seems to just smear it.
Avoiding Splash UpsWhen using the toilet, put a small amount of toilet paper in the bowl beforehand to avoid splash-ups.
Candle Wax Stains on a Jacuzzi TubFor V-day I set candles up around the jacuzzi tub, I did place something under the candles but they melted faster than expected and went onto the tub, the wax came up but left stains. Any suggestions on getting those off?
Cleaning Bathroom Tiles, Tubs, and SinksFor cleaning the very dirty bathroom tiles, bath tubs, or sinks I use scratch free Comet. It is a powder. I just sprinkle it for some time on the spots to clean or sometimes I make a liquidy paste and apply that with a stainless steel pad...
Removing Sticky Strips from BathtubMy sticky strips in the bathtub are coming up. Now I have sticky residue where the strips were. Any ideas on how to remove these?
Using Lemon Rinds for FaucetsAfter you juice lemons, rub the rind on your stainless steel faucet fixtures, a beautiful shine results.
Dawn for Soap Scum RemovalFor soap scum removal I've never found anything that works better than Dawn Dishwashing Liquid. A little bit on a wet rag is all it takes. For shower doors, follow with a rinse and a quick swipe of a squeegee (you can find one at the dollar store). For everything else just rinse and wipe dry.
Removing Tape from a BathtubI need to know what is the best way to clean off old two sided tape from a bathtub, so i can install new bath shields.
Keeping the Shower and Tub CleanI keep a Magic Eraser in my shower and go over the the tub and shower every time I take a shower.
Sharpie on PorcelainMy 4 year old wrote on my porcelain toilet seat with a black sharpie marker and it won't come off with bleach or acetone, any more suggestions?
How can I remove hard water deposits off plumbing fixtures?How can I remove hard water deposits off plumbing fixtures?
Film on Shower DoorsWhat is the best way to remove "film" off of shower doors?
Cleaning Whirlpool JetsDo you have any tips for cleaning whirlpool jets?
Preventing a Shower Mirror From Becoming FoggyPreventing a Shower Mirror From Becoming Foggy. How can I keep a shower mirror from becoming foggy and spotted, is there a certain brand or type I can buy that this doesn't happen to?
Old Socks For Bathroom CleaningUsing Old Socks For Bathroom Cleaning. Whenever I clean my bathrooms, I place a sock (preferably one from the hospital) on my hand. it helps when cleaning tight areas and cuts my time nearly in half.
Bleach Stain on a Bathroom BasinHow can I remove a bleach stain from my bathroom basin. I used a bleach gel to clean the basin and it left a yellow stain where I applied it.
Discolored Silicone SealantHow can I prevent or remove the black fungal discoloration in the silicone sealant surrounding wet tiled areas and shower trays?
Shampoo Bottle StainHow do you remove a gray stain from a shampoo bottle left on the shelf of a fiberglass tub?
Cleaning a Mesh Bath SpongeHow to clean a mesh bath sponge?
Mildew Stains in the ShowerHow do you get rid of mold and mildew stains in the shower?
Rain-X For The ShowerOne of the best things to use in the shower to help keep away the soap scum build up and mold, is Rain X. Yes, you would normally use it on your windshield, but if you use it in your shower, it has the same effect.
What is the best grout cleaner?What is the best cleaner for cleaning the grout in bathroom tile?
Black Marks from Plastic on a Bathroom SinkI have a marble type bathroom sink that has been marked up by my sons hot wheels plastic toothbrush. I can't get the black plastic marks to come off the sink surface. Any suggestions?
Powdered Dishwasher Soap for Cleaning ShowersTo clean floors in a shower stall, I use a powdered dishwasher soap. Sprinkle it around on the floor and then, with a fairly stiff brush, scrub the floor in a circular motion.
Using Pledge on Shower DoorsIs Pledge furniture polish OK to use on glass shower doors?
Bath Crayon Stains on a TubHow do you get bath crayons color off of a plastic bathtub? The crayon wax came off, but the color remained!
Toilet Ring from SilicatesI have a toilet bowl ring that nothing will remove, not even hydrogen chloride 23%. I was told it was silicates in my water. I don't want to use a pumice stone. Anything else I can use?
Streak Free Bathroom TilesI have 4x4 white tiles with white grout around my double sinks in the master bath. I can get them clean but by the end of the day they have spots and streaks. I have used the "wipes" - hoping for a longer lasting fix. I have even thought of using tile sealer. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Water Spots on Smooth TilesWe tiled our shower floor with 2' x 2' smooth cobalt blue tiles. We didn't clean it properly from the beginning and it's dull with water spots (or is it soap, minerals?) I've tried ordinary cleaners, white vinegar and toilet bowl cleaner but nothing works! I would love any suggestions.
Removing Suction Cup Stain From Fiberglass ShowerI have a fiberglass shower - I use those suction type stick ons to hold wash mitts etc but when the suction lets go there is this nasty suction cup mark left behind. I have tried clorox clean up - magic sponge you name it - next idea is automotive compound - HELP!
Use A Mop To Clean Shower TilesTo clean those hard to reach bathroom tiles inside the shower stall, use your sponge mop. Fill the tub or a bucket with water and a your choice of cleaners, dip the mop in the solution and scrub those walls.
Removing Grout from Ceramic Floor TilesMy husband installed a new ceramic tile floor in our mud room.
Looking for Eliminate Shower, Tub and Tile Cleaner or SubstituteI have used Eliminate Shower Tub and Tile Cleaner for many, many years. It works wonders on my bathroom tile and grout. I haven't been able to find it anywhere lately. Is there another cleaner out there that works REALLY well on grout?
Water Stains on TileHow do I remove water stains from ceramic tiles in the shower?
Removing Dye from a Fiberglass TubI just finished dying slip covers in my fiberglass tub. The directions on the dye said not to do this, but...
Removing a Hard Water Scale from Fiberglass BathtubI have very heavy hard water scale on my fiberglass bathtub. Muriatic acid has cleaned my toilets nicely, but I don't know if it is safe for the fiberglass bathtub. I have tried every other cleaner like bleach, CLR, comet, etc....
Cleaning Bead Board Swans Stone in BathroomI just recently had my bathroom remodeled. My husband did this since this is what he does for a living. He put 'Swans stone' all around the bathtub/shower area. It was VERY expensive. Does anyone know how to clean this? I have Swan stone made with the 'bead board' look inside and soap scum gets in the crevices and it looks terrible. It does not come clean. Any ideas?
Removing Water Marks from a Shower ScreenHow can I get water marks off a shower screen?
Swiffer Cleaning Cloths Are Good For BathtubsIn trying to use less chemicals around my son, I have discovered that the swiffer-dry cleaning cloth (no name brands as well) is great for cleaning acrylic bath tubs. I use a small amount of dish soap, a small amount of elbow grease and voila, I have a perfectly clean tub minus the fumes of harsh chemicals.
Make Your Own Automatic Shower CleanerEveryone wants clean showers - but paying for the formula is expensive. I've found a cheap way to deal with this situation. Maybe not cheap to start with, but well worth it in the long run.
Stains In A Fiberglass Whirlpool TubWe moved into a 11 year old house that has a HUGE fiberglass whirlpool tub in the master bath. Its original color is beige but it has, what I believe is water staining, that I cannot get out. Its not rust, lime, or any other one I know of. I've tried CLR, Lime Away, Clorox etc. All the common type cleaners. Anyone got a suggestion how to clean this thing?
Tile CleanersI am looking for a good tile cleaner in shower.
Blue, Oily Substance In BathtubWhat would cause a blue oily like substance to build up on bathtub? There are specks of this substance in only 1 bathroom, and it is almost impossible to remove from tub. Thanks.
Removing Lime Deposits from Your ShowerDoes anyone know of a way to clean lime from clear shower doors?
Cleaning a Jet TubHow do I clean a jetted tub?
Removing Lime Build Up on a FaucetI have really bad lime build up on faucet in the guest bath tub. Any suggestions to remove it?
Dishwasher Powder For Stubborn Linen StainsFor getting spots out of fine linen, soak in 1 Tbsp of dishwasher machine powder. If stubborn, add a few drops of bleach (if white). If not white, add 30% peroxide.
Fabuloso Multi Purpose Cleaner ReviewFabuloso All Purpose Cleaner is all you need to clean your tub when you get out, provided you wipe out the rubbery residue of dirt with your hands every time you bathe before you get out.
Making Old Marble ShineI have marble tiles in my bathroom, and those in the shower have lost their shine. How can I clean and restore them so that they match the shiny tiles in the rest of the bathroom? I suspect that hard water was the cause of the problem, but cleaning them gently has not resulted in bringing them to their original appearance.
Vinegar and Windshield WasherHouse guests made a mess of my bathroom mirrors a few days ago. Just noticed this morning, so got out my cleaner, which is 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 car windshield washer that I mixed in a spray bottle.
Use Shout Stain Remover For Your TubI have a very old house and the bath tub was nasty. I cleaned it with everything you could think of. Then one day it clicked to try Shout. It removes stains right and boy it cleaned that OLD nasty tub up and it looked new again. So from there, I started using Shout to clean everything around the house. It's Heaven-sent, I tell you.
Bath Mat Left Black Marks On FloorThe previous owners had a mat in the bath. Now I'm left with small circular black marks. I've tried lots of products but with no success. Any ideas?
Streaks on Glass Shower DoorI have used a lot of cleaning products on my glass shower walls and doors. After all the soap scum comes off, I still get streaks and a haze on them. Any ideas to make them not streak?
Removing Polyurethane From Fiberglass TubDoes anyone know what to use to get dried polyurethane off a fiberglass tub? Thanks.
Chrome on Shower Door is DiscoloredI have a chrome and glass shower door. The glass is fine but the chrome frame is slowly developing black streaks on the inside, growing downward toward the shower floor. I thought it might be mildew but bleach and other cleaners have no effect on it.
Stains on a Toilet SeatI have a graphic problem - you have been warned - about cleaning my toilet seat. My husband takes a medication called Byetta to help him lose weight because of diabetes. Unfortunately, it gives him horrible diarrhea - I suppose you get the picture by now.
Bathroom StainsOne of my toilet bowls (including the seat) and one of my bathroom sinks appear to be permanently stained. I've tried scrubbing and several different toilet bowl cleaners, but no luck. Please help.
Cleaning an Old BathroomThe bathroom in my grandparent's house is 30+ years old and costly to replace. How can I clean them? I tried bleach, Clorox, dishwashing soap, acid, etc. What else can I do?
Pee Stains Around ToiletWhat can I use to clean the pee stain around my comode? I have tried everything.
Tub Scrub PasteThis tip is from a magazine and it works so well I want to share it. In a bowl: place contents of 1 box of baking soda. Add a small amount at a time of your favorite dish washing liquid.
Cleaning Shower Curtain LinerHow do you clean a shower curtain liner? I try to be frugal and would like to clean mine rather than buy another.
Cleaning Colored Grout with PeroxideWill cleaning grout with peroxide remove color from colored grout?
Cleaning Fiberglass Shower DoorsWhat do you use to clean fiberglass shower doors? There are many articles on what to use to clean the lime from shower doors. I worked on them yesterday and with a lot of elbow grease, CLR, a gel mildew cleaner and a bucket of dish soap I was able to get some of it off the doors. There is still etching on the doors.
Cleaning Pet Stained GroutDoes anyone know how to clean dog poop and pee out of the grouting on our tile floor? The tenants left a big mess.
Removing Bathmat Adhesive from TubHow to get the adhesive left in the bath tub, when you remove a bath mat, off?
Cleaning Old Bathroom CabinetsI have old bathroom cabinets. I want to clean them up to look new again.
Removing Stains from Bathroom SinkHow do I remove stains from a plastic bathroom sink? I bought a house a few months ago. The bathroom sink is plastic and a beige color. There are stains in the sink that look like someone just brushed their teeth, spit out the toothpaste, and didn't rinse the sink.
Puppy Pads Around the ToiletTired of your males missing the toilet when going to the bathroom? I have 2 males in the house. The stench and hard work of clean up is horrible, so I have placed puppy training pads around my toilet.
Cleaning Black Spots in Toilet (Mold)I seem to be asking questions that I have no idea of how to fix. My toilet seems to be getting tiny black spots inside. It has been in the last few days. I have scrubbed it, even with cleaning products. The only thing that works is bleach.
Water Spots on Bathroom FixturesI have problems with lots of white calcium on the tub faucets and the shower head and drain. Does anyone have any home remedies to remove the tough buildup?
Removing Paint and Grout from a BathtubHow can I remove dried on grout from a porcelain bathtub?
Nicotine Stains on White Marble CountertopsWe moved into a house that appears to have nicotine stains on the white marble bathroom countertops. I have tried Soft Scrub and lemon juice, both with no success. Any suggestions?
Cleaning Sinks with Crazing Around the DrainWe have 3 rather old bathroom sinks. They are made out of plastic, I think. They all have bad "spiderweb" cracks around the drainage hole. I have tried cleaning them with bleach and wet/dry sandpaper, without any success. Are there any suggestions out there?Thanks.Alan
Shampoo Bottles Corroding Fiberglass TubI have a fiberglass tub that seems to be corroding where I keep my shampoo bottles. Is there any way to stop it or clean it? Sometimes the marks are black.
Repelling Stains On Shower DoorsStart with CLR. To clean glass thoroughly, you can also use a tooth brush to get in between the doors with CLR on it. After shower doors are clean and dry, apply Turtle Wax like you would on a car's finish.
Yellow Bleach Stain on White CounterI have a white laminate counter top in my kitchen. I used bleach and water to clean it and something happened. The spots on the counter turned brow. I can't get them out. Does anyone have any ideas?
Oven Cleaner For BathtubsI am looking for advice on cleaning the bathtub using oven cleaner.
Removing Black Mold From GroutI have some mold on the grout in my shower. I've used bleach and hydrogen peroxide with no luck. Any ideas on how to get rid of it without spending a small fortune?