Does anyone have suggestions for cleaning a shower that has a film that won't seem to come off? I have tried Downy and scrubbed it, but neither of these methods worked. Thanking you in advance for any ideas.
Jackie from Walker, LA
I use baking soda dry, like cleanser. (10/25/2006)
By Mary Ann.
The quickest and easiest cleaner I've ever used on any of my tubs or showers was, believe it or not, Easy Off Oven cleaner or similar product. Spray it on, trying to avoid chrome, allow to sit - I've left it for as long as 15min. Then just rinse off, no scrubbing involved. It has never damaged any of my fixtures or discolored or otherwise harmed my faux marble or fiberglass tubs. Be sure your bathroom is well ventilated, tho. Good luck. (10/28/2006)
I use Tilex Soap Scum Remover. There should be hardly any scrubbing unless you have let your shower go for a very long time. In that case you could do it a second time and maybe use some sort of brush. Once your shower is clean spray it with Shower Fresh or one of those products to prevent the scum build up. You just spray and leave it on. Do this after every shower. Be sure and spray your shower curtain liner as well. Good luck. (10/31/2006)
Make sure it's soap scum. I nearly broke my back and both arms trying to get "soap scum" off the shower in the house we bought last year. Then I realized that when the sellers painted, they got overspray all over the enclosure. (09/03/2007)
I have had my own cleaning business for 15 years and the best way I can suggest is to keep you shower clean is the following:
There is a product called Zep grout whitener at you local Home Depot. Use this to get the grout clean and it also cleans the soap scum off the tile and glass shower doors. Use a brush to scrub the grout etc. Try not to let it set too long on the metal trim as it will pit it. It works like a strong Limeaway.
If there is mildew behind the grout you might want to take the grout out and replace it with new only in the trouble areas. After your shower is clean and dries, use a grout sealer also at Home Depot that you can spray to seal the grout. I have done this on my bathroom tiles and I have had no problems. Maintaining it is now the answer to a clean shower. Twice to three times a week I spray my shower five minutes before I get in with Scrubbing Bubbles then when I am done I just spray the shower down. Good luck and I hope this helps.
I use 1 cup Dawn dish washing liquid mixed with 1 cup white vinegar this works awesomely. (11/08/2007)
I love the Arm and Hammer Shower Fresh spray (about 2 dollars a bottle at Wal-mart), but found that Paraben-based ingredients in my shampoo, body wash and shaving cream were not only leaving soap scum, but clogging up my pores as well. Changing brands and using that spray regularly has dramatically cut down the "slime".
I found this out because my boys have their own bathroom, and the bathtub was squeaky clean all the time (used daily.) I compared ingredients one day and their "baby" wash didn't have the petrolatum or paraben (think of wax?). (11/08/2007)
You can also use baby oil on your shower doors. It keeps scum from forming since water rolls off. (11/12/2007)
As far as general cleaning, I've found the Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom cleaner with orange works quite well and has a nice smell. Now as for mold and mildew buildup, I went through 4 different cleaners trying to remove that stuff and no luck, then I found the ZEP Commercial mold and mildew remover. That stuff "eats" the mildew right off without scrubbing. Nothing better than it. Just remember its commercial grade stuff so wear gloves and be careful what surfaces you get it on cause it will strip the coating right off metal (05/08/2008)
I like to use Clean 'n Brite. It is really cheap and makes lot and lots of cleaner. I use it for the grout and the wall and shower curtain. Acid cleaner works good on glass. Use some lemon juice. (05/10/2008)
I use a soft Brillo pad on the tiles. It works wonders, easier than a brush. While I am showering, I clean the floor with a Billo soapy pad. I do this with my feet in circular motion. The stuff comes off right there. This should work on your glass shower doors as well. (05/14/2008)
I have used Lime Away on the white cracks especially along the rim of the bathtub, scrubbing with a toothbrush and that worked really well. The brown cracks turned white. Make sure to use gloves with Lime Away. (01/31/2009)
By Lanaye R.
Use plain ol' reliable WD-40. It will clean off the film immaculately. Just spray it on, wait 10-20 seconds and wipe off. WD-40 will also clean the chrome faucets and shower heads. They will come sparkly clean. (02/25/2009)
By Jimmy D
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