What is this on my shower walls and how do I clean it?
October 30, 2012 1:07 PM Subscribe
How do I clean the weird textured surface of my apartment shower?
posted by hrj to home & garden (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been in my apartment since May, and I have no idea how to properly clean my shower -- it is so gross.
I know how to clean a regular shower and bath, sort of. I'm really just learning how to clean as my husband did much of the cleaning and I generally just look things up on the internet. My last house had separate standing shower that was tiled and had a molded plastic floor. The tub was separate.
In my new place it is very small shower/bath combo with sliding glass door. This makes maneuvering difficult as it is very narrow (and I'm not a big person).
The biggest trouble is the the shower walls themselves. Rather than tile, it is weird textured paint with a few tiles (for decoration?) and a mirror embedded in the texture. It is dark chocolate brown. It is the weirdest shower I have ever seen.
Lately there are some dark stains, and I don't feel like it is really clean. The texture destroys sponges, and my normal cleaner that worked great in my old house (Lysol 3 in 1 foaming cleaner, and a Scotch Brite scrub brush (kind of like the scrubby side of a dish sponge) doesn't do anything.
Anyone have this type of material before? How do you clean it? Also additional suggestions on shower/bath cleaning (like how do you clean where the glass doors overlap?).