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Amazing Shower Cleaning Trick

Honestly, I was amazed at how well this cleaning trick worked for removing stains, scale, and mold. The pictures below are from a newly purchased home with a neglected shower. Mold had grown on on the lower seals and grout. Some serious cleaning was needed to restore these surfaces.
The before and after shot.
The mold in the lower cracks of the shower.
Mix equal quantities on baking soda and bleach together to make a paste. Add more baking soda if the concoction is too fluid. Smear the past on the surfaces of the shower at the end of the day so it can set overnight.
***Make sure to have plenty of ventilation when working with bleach***
Wash the paste away in the morning with water and use a nylon brush to remove any remaining gunk. The surfaces should be much cleaner. Use multiple applications if it is still dirty.

To see more: http://blog.homespothq.com/2014/06/cleaning-trick-shower-surfaces/

  • HomeSpot HQ
    HomeSpot HQ Durham, NC
    on Jun 28, 2014

    As as additional note, do not add vinegar or any other acids to this mixture. It will not only weaken the potency, but also release poisonous gas. Baking soda works great because, like bleach, it is a base. Also, note that there are a few bleach products that are acids that should not be used for this cleaning trick.

  • Martha
    Martha Grants Pass, OR
    on Jul 17, 2014

    Clorox makes a bleach gel in a squeeze bottle that works much like this paste does. I keep it on hand in my bathroom.

    • J markham
      J markham Green Valley, AZ
      on Oct 29, 2014

      Soft scrub with bleach used on the boat decking worked well.

  • Nicole Leape
    Nicole Leape Australia
    on Aug 11, 2014

    I put bleach only in a spray bottle and spray it in the shower. Leave it for about an hour and then rinse it off. I get the same affect but without having to mix up any pastes and I can do it at any time of day.

    • HomeSpot HQ
      HomeSpot HQ Durham, NC
      on Aug 11, 2014

      @Nicole Leape the one thing that is nice about the baking soda is if you need to scrub it adds an abrasive quality to the mix.

  • Jill Morse
    Jill Morse North Ridgeville, OH
    on Aug 11, 2014

    @Home Spot Going to try this right now! Thank You!

  • Lisa's Creative Designs
    Lisa's Creative Designs Swansboro, NC
    on Aug 11, 2014

    I am very sensitive to the smell of bleach so I am not sure I will try this but I may have to so a small spot and see how it works.

    • Judy Roberts
      Judy Roberts Oxford, AL
      on Dec 9, 2014

      @Lisa's Creative Designs I too! I usually use vinegar in place of bleach in EVERYTHING !!! The smell goes away with vinegar almost as soon as it dries and I read that vinegar kills 99% of the same things bleach does~only it doesn't remove stains like bleach does!

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