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How do you get rid of talcum powder on dark tiles? I wash and scrub, but it is no use. The tiles are not shiny, they have kind of a 'slate look' with lots of tiny pockets which makes it a nightmare to clean! Thanks.
This is a porous tile and the talcum powder has gotten into the "pores" and will probably need to be scrubbed lightly with a brush. I would suggest using a mild dish washing product (like Dawn) mixed in water and scrub gently, dry and wait to see results before trying something else.
Don't waste your time washing the tiles! Talcum powder does not dissolve in water. It is a mineral, more precisely it is hydrated magnesium silicate with most of the time, traces of other metals like nickel, iron and aluminum, nothing that you will dissolve with water. Let it dry and use a powerful vacuum cleaner only.
I would use Oxiclean Versitle powder to clean the tiles. Or use hydrogen peroxide on the tiles.
Mr Clean Magic Eraser does a good job with minimal effort.