Sunday, 28 March 2010

Before and After - the shower tiles get a new life

The bathroom walls are tiled with small brown tiles, which are a bit dated, but pretty cool, and far too fun to consider replacing right now. When we moved in, they were covered in scale as were the taps:

In the past six weeks, I have scrubbed them with Janola, Handy Andy, Chemico, Jif, and some fancy Harpic "scale remover". None of it has budged (the 'before' photo above was taken yesterday morning).

The tiler was here yesterday (yes, on a Saturday - he got some fresh chocolate cake to take away with him as a thanks for working on a weekend), and he gave me some stuff called 'Nano Scrub' which finally made a difference:

Apologies for the blurriness of the above 'after' photo, but you get the general idea.

After cleaning with the new super cleaner, I have sealed the tiles to make them a bit more waterproof and protect the grout for a few more years.

We are really hoping that this next week is the last week of tradespeople. The guttering is taking weeks longer than scheduled (due mostly to a change in mind on our part) and getting the aluminium door reconditioning has also been postponed a couple of weeks. Hopefully both will be sorted by Easter, the scaffolding can come down and we can live in a proper house rather than a construction site. Fingers crossed.

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