- Put on rubber gloves to protect your hands from the water and cleaning products. Fill a 5-gallon bucket (or sink) with warm water and add a half cup of liquid dish detergent or laundry detergent.
- Soak a sponge in the water and scrub the tiles, starting at the top of the tiled wall and working your way down.
- Use a toothbrush, dampened in the soapy water, to scrub corners and grout lines.
- Rinse out the sponge in hot water and wipe down the wall. You should rinse the soapy water off so it does not leave a film. Dry the wall immediately with a soft towel to prevent water spots. For extra polishing, buff it with a microfiber cloth.
Things You Will Need
- Rubber gloves
- Liquid detergent (laundry or dish)
- Microfiber cloth
- If wall tiles in the kitchen and are greasy, use dish detergent rather than laundry detergent--dish detergents are specifically formulated to cut through grease.
- For mildew, use one part household liquid bleach to ten parts water, mixed in a bucket and scrubbed on the walls--or use a bathroom tile spray formulated for mildew.