My New Favorite Invention: The Tile Scour Stick

Posted 07-28-2012 at 09:15 AM by Krista

I’m not sure about you, but I have messy bathrooms! By messy, I mean that I have a lot of stains on my tile and the corners of my tub that I just can’t seem to get rid of. I tried every chemical and cleaner known to man with little to no results until I finally gave it up as a losing battle. Seeing the unsightly stains made me wince, but I assumed there was nothing I could do about it.

However, it always stayed in the back of my mind, and rose to the surface during one trip to Wal-mart. Wandering in the cleaning aisle—I can’t even remember what I was looking for now—my eyes landed on something called a Tile Scour Stick. It claimed that it could fix hard to remove stains from tile, and porcelain. It was cheap to boot, so I picked one up.

I didn’t try it right away, as I didn’t have high hopes for a solution any longer. However, I was tackling the showers this week and remembered it sitting, still in its box, in the closet where I keep our cleaning supplies. Upon unwrapping it I discovered that it looked a lot like a pumice stone. My heart sank–and my hopes along with it– because I had read about this “solution” before, and it hadn’t worked for me, not even a little bit. Still, I figured I had nothing to lose, so I read the instructions.

First, you wet the stone, then gently run it along the surface you are trying to clean. It leaves a residue, but once I wiped it away—ta-da! Nine out of ten of the stains I worked on are gone! After years of being in place! And the ten percent are lighter, and I am convinced they will come out with a little more work! I can not describe the joy of finding a cleaning tool that works! Thank the domestic goddess out there! Happy cleaning to all of you! If there is such a thing!

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