Asked on Jan 14, 2019

How do you get a suction cup to stick to a tile wall in the shower?

I bought a razor holder to go in my shower and the suction cup won't stick to my tile wall

  8 answers
  • Ellis Ellis on Jan 14, 2019

    Sometimes if you wet the suction cup, it will stick better. But it probably won't be permanent, and you'll have to rehang it occasionally.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Jan 14, 2019

    Hi Gayle, sorry you are having problems with the suction cup in your shower. Hope this will be helpful for you to try. Good luck. The best approach I have found is to make sure everything is clean and then apply a small layer of petroleum jelly to the suction cup. It helps to create an air tight seal. a layer of leftover soap scum on the tile or suction cups could be preventing thesuction cups from sticking.Jan 22, 2014

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    • Linda Linda on Dec 16, 2019

      I've tried the petroleum jelly but it just slips right off the ceramic tile

  • Patricia Rider Patricia Rider on Jan 14, 2019

    Hi ! I have a suction cup razor holder I placed on the wall furthest in the shower. I cleaned it well, took a dab of Vaseline on it and stuck it. Held it tight for a minute or so. While I change the razors often, the holder stays. It may fall a few times a year, but there’s not a stream of water pouncing on it, it does get wet. Good luck!

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  • Pam Walker Pam Walker on Jan 15, 2019

    COMMAND HOOK REPLACEMENT STRIPS. They're adhesive & easily removable when needed.

  • Beth Beth on Jan 16, 2019

    If your tile is a matte finish, it probably will not stick, I also recommend the Command Strips. A matte finish does not give an air tight seal.

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    • Jared Jared on Apr 19, 2021

      If your shower has a matte finish, you may want to consider giving it a not-so-matte finish. I've seen people to everything from just slapping on some packing tape to super gluing a thin piece of glass where they need a smooth surface. Phone/tablet screen protectors may work as well. I don't know in every case how long they last or whether any are really worth it, but I certainly believe that there is some variety of this that should solve your problem. I have matte tile in my shower as well, and will be trying a few things. Hopefully I find something that works.

  • Cathi Cathi on Jan 17, 2019

    Wipe the area with alcohol. Let it evaporate, and wipe suction cup and attach to wiped area.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Apr 20, 2021

    Try cleaning the shower tile and the suction cup and letting dry completely and then try again.