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pucman
21-02-2009, 09:47 PM
I have some stubborn yellowish stains on my bathroom tiles. After using normal floor detergent and rubbing furiously, it still won't come off.

Any recommendations ? :(

AlanCheng
21-02-2009, 10:45 PM
pour some acid over them and the magic shows

bslee
21-02-2009, 11:48 PM
Careful, acid may dull up or eat into the glazed surface. Do NOT use that type of acid which is used for mosaic stone tiles. You may use a bleach solution mixed laundry powder with some scrubbing to remove the stains.

pucman
22-02-2009, 12:12 AM
Careful, acid may dull up or eat into the glazed surface. Do NOT use that type of acid which is used for mosaic stone tiles. You may use a bleach solution mixed laundry powder with some scrubbing to remove the stains.

Any brand that you recommend ?

Suntory
22-02-2009, 01:00 AM
I tried with Kleenso which I bought from a DIY shop next to Taiping Thian Kee, and it works wonder.

Ditto
22-02-2009, 02:42 AM
acid may be able to use on fully glazed tiles but a No No to semi-glazed or unglazed tiles.

The best way is to use steam cleaner. with the hot steam, those scum & stain can be easily be `melted' & removed

chewie
22-02-2009, 07:25 AM
use jif.... just put some jif on the stubborn stain... leave it like for an hour or so.... ..then use your strenght to scrub it off... remember use a soft cloth... if not ur tiles will have scratch marks.../

bslee
22-02-2009, 11:44 AM
Any brand that you recommend ?

Bleach is like Clorox or from Kao available from any supermarket or elsewhere. Laundry powder as in Maxkleen or Kao or Dynamo, etc.
Actually some household tile cleaners contain a percentage of Sodium hypochlorite which is the same chemical for laundry bleach. Don't be conned too much by some household cleaning chemicals. Don't believe, read the fineprint (very fineprint) on the label and see the chemical content.
3M scouring pad will do fine and hard scrubbing work.
Note that it'll be difficult to remove some black stains that have already fused itself into the semi glazed surface of developer supplied tiles for bathroom. Developer supplied tiles are rather POOR and cheapskate and the glaze or semi glaze is likely to wear off over the years.
Good luck

fRaNkY
23-02-2009, 07:41 AM
I spray with clorox.... leave it for 15 mins... then spray water....

Yeah... developer tiles are like egg shell!

pucman
23-02-2009, 12:57 PM
I spray with clorox.... leave it for 15 mins... then spray water....

Yeah... developer tiles are like egg shell!

Did the same but nothing happens.

bslee
23-02-2009, 01:06 PM
Hmmm.. guess your tiles are condemned. Like mine oso partially condemned. Developer supplied tiles..cheap skate local quality. Its not made to last forever.

xt900
23-02-2009, 01:48 PM
Actually there are many types of cleaner/detergent/chemical which can be used to get rid of tough stain on tiles. Pay a visit to shops such as ACE hardware, they have ranges of cleaner on their shelf. But you need to ask advise from them which are the recommended ones.

Jennylim
23-02-2009, 02:42 PM
Use Duck, the one for toilet.

evan1222
26-02-2009, 10:13 PM
I tried using Stain remover sold in Giant under their brand and it removes those stains and whatever marks. Leave it there for 10-15 mins then scrub it.

However, i was too smart..i used it on my living room tile..the glaze one. Now, a part (size of a mango) became dull. Any idea how i can re-glaze it? Hacking it and changing that piece seems too troublesome..adv needed from those experts..Thanks.

fRaNkY
27-02-2009, 08:01 AM
I was considering using "Turtle Wax" polishing it with a car polishing equipment. Havent done it.... u willing to try and let me know? :D

pucman
27-02-2009, 08:32 AM
I was considering using "Turtle Wax" polishing it with a car polishing equipment. Havent done it.... u willing to try and let me know? :D

How come so many people using 100 different ways to clean floor tiles ? Duck, turtle .... what else ?

fRaNkY
27-02-2009, 08:43 AM
Turtle wax cannot clean.... but polish to make it shiny :D

Clean floor tiles is like cleaning your teeth... there are darlie, colgate, ....etc :)

bslee
27-02-2009, 11:42 AM
How come so many people using 100 different ways to clean floor tiles ? Duck, turtle .... what else ?

I reckon folks try just about everything. This is a common problem in tiled bathroom. Try Kao Magiclean, green solution in spray bottle, its actually a de-greaser.