How To Remove Stains from Tiles

Blood, gum, grease, ink, and nail polish can leave permanent marks on tiles, but they are generally stain resistant.There are a lot of ways to remove stains from tiles, but some are more effective than others.If your tiles react negatively to chemicals in the solution, you should test your stain removal method on a piece of tile.

Step 1: The stain should be soaked with 3 percent strength hydrogen peroxide.

Even though hydrogen peroxide is a powerful cleaning chemical, only small amounts of the solution should be used to clean the stain.As soon as the stain is gone, wash the surface thoroughly with tap water.If your stain is difficult to remove, lay a rag over it.It should be set for 1-2 hours.Proceed with scrubbing the stain after removing the rag.If you want to use this technique to clean a stain in a visible area, you should try it out in an area that won’t damage your tiles.Coffee stains, nail polish, and blood stains can be cleaned with hydrogen peroxide.Hydrogen peroxide is a bleach-like chemical, so before you use any other cleaning sprays or solutions in the kitchen, wipe down the tiles thoroughly with water to remove any remnants.

Step 2: Cold water can be used for deep set or organic stains.

Put a cap of bleach into a bucket of cold water.To remove the stain, use a white cloth.If the solution doesn’t prove to be strong enough, add another cap full and try again, but be careful of how much you add as bleach is incredibly bad to get on anything except stains.Anything that is hard to clean, such as ink, coffee, juice, and blood stains, will be wiped away by bleach.Bleach reacts with ammonia-based solutions.Before you use any other cleaning solutions near the tiles, make sure the bleach has been washed away and that the area is dry for a few hours.

Step 3: To lift liquid floor stains, scrub the powder into them.

Wet the floor tile stain with water and then sprinkle the scouring powder onto it to completely cover it.Put the paste in the water and let it sit for a while.The stain should be wiped with an abrasive sponge or rag.Grease stains, food stains and water marks are some of the common floor stains.If you need to use another stain removal method, make sure to dry and clean the area with water, as some chemicals in the powder could react badly with other cleaners.

Step 4: It is possible to remove stains from floor tiles.

Borax is used for cleaning clothes, but it can also be used to clean the kitchen.To make a solution, mix 1 cup of Borax with 4 cup and dip an abrasive sponge into the solution.The stained area of tile may need some elbow grease to be lifted.Only finished tiles, such as ceramic, porcelain, or marble, can be used with Borax.If you want to prevent stains in the first place, you can mix 2 tbsp (50 g) of Borax with 1 gallon of water.

Step 5: If other cleaning methods don’t work, you should buy marble poultice.

Simply rub the paste onto the stain, cover it with plastic and let it sit for a couple of days.Check the stain to see if it was removed after wiping away the paste.marble poultice is specially made to clean marble tiles, which have a different structure and makeup than other tiles.If the stain is particularly deep-set, leave the poultice for more than one day.

Step 6: Put club soda on the stain and let it sit.

Water and carbonation are all that’s needed to get the job done with a flavorless, sugar-free club soda.If you want to create a pool of water, pour enough soda onto the stain and let it sit for a few minutes.Simply remove any remaining liquid and scrub the stain with an abrasive sponge, because the carbonation should lift it.Club soda is most effective for cleaning grease stains and fat-based stains, but you may find it more effective in cleaning messes such as from spilled soda.

Step 7: White vinegar can be used to clean the tiles.

If you want to get rid of dirty or black grout lines, you can use some white vinegar on an abrasive sponge.If you mix the two ingredients together, it could cancel out the cleaning properties of both.If the area is still dirty, try another cleaning method.White vinegar can be used to clean household ceramics such as bathtubs, toilets, and sinks.It’s useful for removing hard water stains.To maximize its cleaning effectiveness, be sure to use full-strength vinegar.It’s a good idea to look for full-strength vinegar in the cleaning section.

Step 8: Baking soda and water can be used to clean tiles.

slate and unglazed tiles can be easily cleaned using the other methods in this guide, but they must be cleaned with a mix of baking soda and water.Use a toothbrush to scrub the paste from the stain after mixing 3 parts baking soda with 1 part water in a bowl.Baking soda and water won’t leave any permanent marks on ceramic or other glazed tiles, so it’s better for slate.Baking soda is good to use for small sticky stains, but with some elbow grease it can be used for larger stains.It’s normal to have a white glaze on the surface after you clean it with baking soda.If you want to prevent this, rinse the area and wipe it down with a rag.

Step 9: Lemon juice can be sprayed on hard water stains.

Lemon juice will remove hard water stains from finished tiles.Simply spray the lemon juice onto the stain, or soak a rag or sponge in the juice, and scrub the area until it is lifted.Don’t use lemon juice on stone or slate tiles as the acidity could cause unremovable stains in the material.

Step 10: Put ice cubes in a plastic bag and lay them over the wax, gum, or tar stain.

You can fill a sealable plastic bag with ice to the size of the stain, but larger stains may require the use of a freezer bag to cover the whole area.You can remove the stain from your tile by filling the bag with ice cubes.The method only works on gummy stains and makes it easier to chip away.If you try to freeze a liquid stain, you will be disappointed.Liquid nitrogen has been shown to be effective in removing gummy stains, but it can be hard to control precisely and can cause damage to your tiles.

Step 11: The stain should be removed with a wooden stick.

After about 1/2 hour to 1 hour, take the ice bag away and check to see if the stain has solidified.Take a wooden stick and chip it away if it has.If you can’t get it all removed in one go, just chip away at the parts that are rising above the tile.It’s best to use a wooden spoon in a metal pot, as a ceramic stick will scratch your tile, creating another aesthetic problem.

Step 12: Use paint thinner to remove any remaining paint remnants.

To remove the last remnants of the tile stain, use paint thinner on a rag.If you want to clean the spot with an abrasive sponge, be sure to buy a sponge that is rated for your tile’s material, and avoid using steel wool.Paint thinner can be found at hobby stores.If the stain persists, apply the ice bag for another hour and try again, as the gum, wax, or tar may have warmed up and become sticky again.