Granite Gold Shower Cleaning

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 with 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 Paper Tiger . It will put tiny little holes in the paper but not damage the sheetrock underneath. Then use what the pros use , M-1 Wallpaper Remover . 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 tubs.

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 leak….use the 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 Goop. 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.