Marble is a beautiful surface and then
you put it in the shower, and mildew happens. Now what do you do? I
get so many questions about this very scenario. It’s not just
like any other surface that you can scrub with straight bleach or
other tough cleaners. So if you have marble this is what you do to
clean your shower. First, you can use ½ water ½ bleach solutions
and spray it on the mildew stained areas of the shower and scrub with
a nylon pad or bristle brush. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes and
rinse with water. This will not harm the stone. Once the marble
surface is clean and dry, seal with
Granite Gold Sealer.
Remember mold and mildew grow on a wet surface so dry out the shower
or squeegee the walls to let them dry faster. To remove hard water
and soap scum use
Granite Gold Shower Cleaner with a white or
blue non-scratch scour pad. These pads are gentle enough to remove
deposits without damaging the stone. If the buildup is heavy use a
single edged razor blade and shave the material off the stone with
the flat part of the blade. Remember to frequently seal your shower
Granite Gold Sealer and polish the walls (NOT THE
FLOOR) to maintain the shine.
Now to the email…..
Question: I have Corian counter tops
that look ok, they are not stained but they are not as polished and
shiny as they used to be. Is there anything that I can wipe on and
buff to make them look shine again?
Answer: Granite Gold Polish can
be used safely on Corian it will add luster and shine. You just
cannot use it on any floor because it might be slippery.
Question: Trudy, I have a sticky
problem. What is the best and easiest way to remove old wallpaper
(30 years)? Also what about vinyl flooring? The tile came up but it
left a sticky residue that nothing penetrates. Thanks.
Answer: To remove wallpaper the easy
way, use 2 products. First score the wallpaper with a
. It will put tiny little holes in the paper but not damage
the sheetrock underneath. Then use what the pros use
. Spray it on the paper and let it work, then
use a plastic putty knife to start removing the paper. Now you might
have to spray the wall again after all the paper is removed to remove
any remaining glue. To remove the adhesive from the floor tile use
an environmentally safe product called
Bean E Doo. Apply the
Bean E Doo and let it do all the work for you. Let it work a
few hours, and then using a scraper remove all the glue. It’s just
that easy. Franmar Chemical has been making safe removers out of soy
beans and natural elements for 30 years.
Question: I have lime deposits on my
kitchen and bathroom faucets. What would be safe to use so that the
finish is not damaged?
Answer: Use the Bring It On.
Wipe it on, and then polish off.
Bring It On is great for
removing hard water stains and soap scum on glass, and fiberglass
Question: Thank you all your help, and
now I need some. I remember your father writing an article about
sealing a concrete birdbath. I have a little leak in mine. Is there
something I can paint on that would stick to the birdbath?
Answer: If it’s just a small
Through The Roof that you can brush on. It’s
safe for the birds so that they can get back to playing in the water!
Question: The sweep on my shower door
is worn out. I bought a new strip to go in the metal part but what
do I use to stick it back on the door?
Answer: I am so glad you found a new
sweep- that’s the hard part. Attach the sweep with
They make a marine
Goop that is perfect for what you want to
use it for. Apply it to both sides let partially cure for 2 minutes
and then attach. Don’t use the shower for 24 hours.