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6 Hacks to get your bathroom walls and floor shining

Imagine, one fine day while cleaning your house, you come across black stains and mould in the bathrooms. This is not a pretty sight, especially if you are having guests over. It might also pose a health risk for you and your family.

With time having a leash on your daily routine, what do you do? Fret not, as we have some easy fixes that can make your bathroom brand new. The best part is you don’t even have to go hunting for the ingredients!

Baking soda + bleach

Not all of us have bleach handy in the house, but it is quite easy to find this chemical at a local cleaning supplies store. Baking soda has a constant place in all Indian households.

How to make:

  • First, make a paste with baking soda, warm water and liquid soap.
  • Add a few drops of any fragrant essential oil, in case you are worried about the smell.
  • Mix this solution with bleach and water and put it in a spray bottle.

How to use:

  • Spray it on the floor and tiles and leave it on to dry for a while.
  • Scrub it off with a sponge to restore your bathroom back to its original glory.

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Baking soda + lemon

Lemon juice is a well-known ingredient that is used in everything from face packs to hair packs and even cleaning solutions. It is acidic and therefore cleans stains and even mould from bathroom walls and floors. The acidic nature is why it is used popularly as a home remedy.

How to make:

Mix lemon juice with baking soda.

How to use:

  • Apply the mixture wherever you see black stains in the bathroom.
  • You can use the paste to scrub the stains and then leave it on for a while before cleaning with a cloth.

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Vinegar is another household ingredient that is easily available in any local grocery store. Some people mix water and vinegar, but it is recommended that you use just vinegar in order to benefit from its full cleansing power. The acidity of vinegar is popular in removing stains or mould that tends to afflict bathrooms more than any other part of the house.

How to use:

  • Fill up a spray bottle with vinegar and splash it across the area in the bathroom that needs cleaning.
  • Leave it on for about an hour and then wash with warm water.
  • Finally, dry the floor and walls with a cloth.
  • You can spray vinegar regularly on tiles to ensure that the stains do not come back.

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Borax solution

The borax powder can also be helpful when you have a cleaning emergency. Although not available at your local grocery store, you might be able to find it at the wholesale shops that sell cleaning chemicals. You can use this solution on both walls and floor.

How to make:

Add one cup of borax to 3-4 litres of water.

How to use:

  • Use a brush or a sponge to scrub the stains with this solution.
  • Once you scrub with the borax solution, clean it with water.
  • You can also spray vinegar at the end, for better results.


The first rule, never mix ammonia with bleach because the resulting solution causes toxic fumes. Secondly, when using ammonia, make sure there is sufficient air circulation in the bathroom. Ammonia is used for especially stubborn stains that just won’t leave your bathroom alone.

How to use:

  • Get clear ammonia and spray it on the walls and floor.
  • Scrub with a brush to make sure you get every stain and black spot.


To find salt, all you have to do is take a short walk from the bathroom to the kitchen. This magical white substance is an effective mould remover, especially in damp areas. You might not know this but salt dehydrates these organisms and therefore helps remove mould stuck to the walls and floor corners. For this homemade remedy, use coarse salt and not smooth salt.

How to use:

  • Sprinkle the affected areas with salt.
  • Scrub it using a damp cloth.
  • Wash off after a few hours or if possible, leave the salt overnight to work its magic.

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These home remedies make it simple and easy to clean your bathroom frequently. Make sure you to keep your hands, legs and face safe with gloves and mask while doing any of the above. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap after working with any of these ingredients. As these ingredients are within your hand’s reach, you can clean your bathroom instantly. Well then, mix them up and get scrubbing!!

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