How to Clean Shower Wall Tiles

Maintaining a clean bathroom and shower requires following a regular cleaning schedule, especially in a household with a large family.

Keep your shower tiles looking immaculate with regular cleaning.

Mold, mildew, rust, lime and soap scum can make cleaning your shower a challenge, but with the right products and some dedication, you can have your shower wall tiles sparkling clean in no time.

  1. Wipe down all shower walls before exiting the shower as a form of daily maintenance. Standing water is the main cause of mold and mildew.

  2. Pour a good quality brand of toilet bowl cleaner on each wall of your shower and some on the tub, too. Do this for weekly shower maintenance. Use a clear, gel-type cleaner instead of a blue-colored cleaner. Let the cleaner sit for at least 15 minutes. Then scrub down the shower and shower tiles with a brush. Use a brush with a long handle to make the job easier on your back and knees. Mold and mildew will be easily cleaned away with the toilet bowl cleaner. Rinse after scrubbing.

  3. Purchase a cleaner specifically designed for rust if you have rust stains after the cleaning with the toilet bowl cleaner.

  4. Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/3 cup of ammonia, 1/4 cup of white vinegar and 6 cups of water. Use the mixture to remove tough soap scum buildup on your shower tiles. If you have a spray bottle, add the ingredients to it and spray the mixture on your shower walls. Let sit for at least 15 minutes and then scrub away the soap scum. Rinse your tiles.

  5. Wax your shower tile walls with car wax once or twice a year for added protection and shine.


Read warning labels on cleaners.

Do not mix bleach and ammonia together.