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Tip: Clean Soap Scum in the Shower!

Here's what I found to be the best soap scum shower buster! What has worked for you.... besides ripping out the tile and starting over! It's inexpensive, found under many kitchen sinks and it packs a punch on tile!

15 comments
  • Hillela G.
    Hillela G. Jamaica, NY
    on Jan 18, 2017

    I have to give this a try!!!

  • NANAHARDEN
    NANAHARDEN
    on Jan 18, 2017

    Does it scratch? nanah

    • Not a Trophy Wife
      Not a Trophy Wife
      on Jan 18, 2017

      It does not show evidence of any scratching on my tiles. I don't know about glass tiles. But I always test in a corner first! Thanks for commenting!

  • Pam @ The Birch Cottage
    Pam @ The Birch Cottage Grove City, OH
    on Jan 18, 2017

    Magic Eraser!

  • Pookashell
    Pookashell
    on Jan 18, 2017

    Magic eraser is great on dull sinks. With a short scrub it brings back the shine and luster that your stainless steel sink was missing ! Deb R Tx

    • Janetsanda
      Janetsanda
      on Jan 21, 2017

      Just keep in mind that Magic Erasers are a fine sandpaper.

  • Beth Burns
    Beth Burns Fort Lauderdale, FL
    on Jan 20, 2017

    Love those magic erasers

  • Ann
    Ann Hastings, MI
    on Jan 20, 2017

    I have a old enamel or porcelain sink. Will the magic erasers bring back the shine on it?

    • Mary DeVries
      Mary DeVries Kingsland, GA
      on Jan 21, 2017

      Use Barkeeper's Friend. It should be available in most grocery stores. It cleans porcelain sinks without scratching.

  • Margo Maseman
    Margo Maseman
    on Jan 21, 2017

    Once you correct the problem, squeegee your shower or tub, along with the walls if they are wet, after every use.

    Then, wipe everything down with a miracle cloth to absorb the rest of the water.

    You will never have another buildup of anything and your shower/ tub will always be spotless.

    You can still clean it or spray it down with vinegar, then with hydrogen peroxide to disinfect the area.

    • Sam64
      Sam64 Canada
      on Jan 24, 2017

      A tip from my Mom... after removing all the calcium and lime on your shower doors finish them with Turtle Wax or other car wax products. Personally, I use Simoniz wax and found it works like a charm!

  • Vicki at Entri Ways
    Vicki at Entri Ways Boston, MA
    on Jan 24, 2017

    Steel wool is not recommended it does scratch and removes any glaze protection on the tiles. Use a Magic Eraser instead.

  • Deborah Beltz
    Deborah Beltz Lake Orion, MI
    on Jan 24, 2017

    Blue Dawn dish soap works wonders on soap scum

  • WhyMeLord
    WhyMeLord Denton, TX
    on Jan 24, 2017

    To eliminat the problem at the source use liquid soap not bar soap. You may get some build up but rincing with warm or hot water usually clears what little build up there might be

  • Sandy
    Sandy Australia
    on Jan 26, 2017

    @Whyme Lord......that sounds a good idea,never thought of that.....yes one would think liquid soap would be heaps better ....Going to give it a go.....thank you!!!!

  • Karen Reilly
    Karen Reilly Sunapee, NH
    on Jan 26, 2017

    If you have lots of bar soap left you can make it into liquid there are tutorials everywhere I would check home talk first.

  • Gerry O'Neill Blancato
    Gerry O'Neill Blancato
    on Jan 26, 2017

    i use a concoction of 2 oz of BLUE dawn 4 oz of lemon juice ( bottled is fine) 8 oz of WHITE vinegar and 10 oz plain tap water in large spray bottle.Sshake it up and spray the tiles leave on overnight the first time.. use your exhaust fan as the only downside is the strong vinegar smell. next A.M. use hand held shower and rinse with the hottest water you can get and watch the crud wash away.. the first time after rinsing you may have to scrub a bit of the tile grout but after that you do not have to scrub your tiles again.. i spray it once or twice a week leave it for an hour and rinse with hot water. the tiles look great and no scrubbing !!!

  • Gerry O'Neill Blancato
    Gerry O'Neill Blancato
    on Jan 26, 2017

    p.s. 5 adults and a toddler use one bathroom . so it gets pretty dirty fast. this mix keeps it clean w/o hard work

  • Jolyn Bulthuis
    Jolyn Bulthuis Joliet, IL
    on Jan 27, 2017

    Use a product from Menards/ HomeDepot - NeverWet.
    Follow instructions.

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