How to clean dull and stained ceramic?

How to clean ceramic? Wall, floor, shower or other ceramic surfaces and objects, how about finding good cleaning tips?
To keep your ceramic clean and sparkling here are my tips and tricks for cleaning and shining ceramic.

1. Homemade recipe for washing ceramics

Here’s how to start with a homemade recipe for making your own ceramic cleaner.

Here are the ingredients to make this cleanser:

  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup ammonia (for the house)
  • 3 liters of hot water

Using a toothbrush, a cloth or other accessories, rub the ceramic tiles and then rinse the ceramic and the joints with lukewarm water.

2. Clean the ceramic with white vinegar

If you do not have a specific product for cleaning ceramics at home, then white vinegar or household vinegar can be just as effective.

  1. Soak a cloth or sponge in vinegar and scrub the ceramic floor.
  2. Then rinse with another cloth and hot water.
  3. Dry with a new dry, soft cloth to polish the ceramic.

This white vinegar tip can be used to wash shiny, shiny ceramic. On the other hand, it should not be used to clean a porous and matte ceramic.

3. Remove stubborn stains from ceramic

If you notice the presence of “very stubborn” stains on a ceramic floor or in the shower, baking soda is a good trick.

Indeed, baking soda mixed with a little water can remove the most stubborn stains on different surfaces including ceramics.

Here’s how to clean up those nasty stains:

  1. Rub stains with a cloth dampened in warm or hot water.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda to completely cover the stain on the ceramic.
  3. Take a new dry cloth or a brush and rub to clean everything.
  4. Rinse and dry the ceramic to complete the cleaning.

This trick can also be useful for washing a vinyl floor. Follow this link for more tips and tricks: How to clean a vinyl floor?

4. Clean the ceramic with bleach

Bleach is a household product still widely used in our homes, particularly to clean stubborn stains and to whiten laundry.

I recommend the use of bleach only if the ceramic floor is VERY dirty, see irreparable. In addition, for a porous and matte ceramic, I do not recommend its use.

Follow these few steps to start cleaning:

  1. Mix bleach with warm-hot water.
  2. Scrub the ceramic floor with a cloth or sponge, taking care to protect your hands, body and face.
  3. Rinse all the ceramic with a cloth and lukewarm water.

5. Polish the ceramic with rubbing alcohol

Did you know that rubbing alcohol can be used to make ceramics shine?

Really simple, here’s how:

  • Pour a little rubbing alcohol on a clean, dry cloth.
  • Rub the ceramic gently from left to right and allow to air dry.

6. Wash the ceramic with hydrogen peroxide

I now offer you another recipe for making your own product for washing ceramics based on hydrogen peroxide.

Here’s how to do this trick:

  1. Mix hydrogen peroxide with lukewarm water.
  2. Add some liquid dish soap and mix well.
  3. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray on the ceramic.
  4. Let the solution act on the ceramic and wipe the entire surface with a clean cloth.

7. Cleaning ceramics with toothpaste

On 10-Trucs we use toothpaste a lot for the realization of different tips and tricks. So why not use it on ceramics? 🙂

  1. Apply white paste type toothpaste and spread on the ceramic tiles.
  2. Leave the toothpaste on for at least 2 to 4 hours.
  3. Rub the ceramic with a cloth and hot water to make the ceramic shine again.

The toothpaste trick is effective for making ceramic floors or ceramic tiles in the shower and bathroom shine.

8. Clean white ceramic with lemon juice

Lemon is another natural trick to restore shine to ceramics that have become dull and lackluster over time.

  1. Mix lemon juice with hot water (1 part lemon juice to 6 parts water).
  2. Wash and rub the ceramic with this solution and dry with a soft, dry cloth to finish.

This lemon juice tip is particularly effective for washing and shining white ceramics.

9. Maintenance of ceramics with black soap

Do you know black soap? This natural cleaning product is increasingly used and popular for the maintenance and cleaning of different surfaces and objects in the home.

  1. Mix 3 to 5 tablespoons of black soap in 6 liters of warm water.
  2. Clean with a cloth or better with a mop the ceramic floor.
  3. Allow to air dry to finish cleaning the floor.

The black soap cleans and shines the ceramic but also the laminate floors as well as the slate surfaces.

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