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Hi¬†guys I need help if possible. I have cream coloured tiles in my front and back yard that look like they have never been sealed as they have mold and dirt stains. My question is how am I supposed to clean them? They look horrible… please mums help me!

Posted by mom57808, 9th February 2015

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  • Have you tried a high pressure cleaner ?

  • If anything do not use bleach as bleach can give yellow brownish discolouring !

  • I would use bleach and see if that works!

  • A good scrub with hot soapy water,, for more stubborn stains, make a bicarb / vinegar paste pour onto tiles allow to sit briefly prior to cleaning with hot soapy water.

  • Bicarb, vinegar and lemon juice mixed with water – will come up a treat =)

  • thankyou mums you have all given me something to think about

  • If you use chlorine try it on a patch first. It depends on the surface whether or not it is advisable. Make sure you wear goggles and breathing mask, especially if you have breathing issues at all. I find the fumes from Chlorine stings my eyes, and I don’t even go in the water. The chlorine we can buy is not the same strength as is used in our drinking water. There are other products listed that would rather try. If you are unfortunate to get any chlorine on your skin at that strength I am sure it would burn it. Some people are allergic to chlorine too. I would try the one listed that is not acidic at all. It sounds a lot safer to use. I hope whatever you choose to use is successful.

  • try bleach but if the mould is in the grout, it is impossible to clean and will have to be removed

  • We have outdoor tiles, worst idea ever!!! Get yourself a scrubbing brush on a stick. I like to use washing powder but my dad like dishwashing liquid :) Happy scrubbing. lol

    Oh & I say NO TO CHLORINE, IT CAN DISCOLOUR THE TILES. Trust me, I have been a bond cleaner for years & have seen what chlorine can do.

  • if you have a high pressure wash, (something like a Karcher) use this. Just be careful not to hold nozzle to close to the area while cleaning

  • thankyou so much ladys for your help, it is greatly appreciated

  • Wet & Forget
    Wet & Forget has a unique combination of biodegradable selective surfactants for moss, mould and lichen removal on absolutely any exterior surface. When diluted with water and applied, it immediately attacks that unsightly moss, mould and grime. Then Mother Nature takes over. The weathering process gently takes the decomposing material away bit by bit without scouring the surface it has infested. Wet & Forget is the safest, most effective way of removing moss & mould from ANY exterior surface.

    Non caustic. Non acidic
    No bleach. No water blasting.
    No elbow grease.

  • thanks guys I am getting some great ideas here

  • Wet & Forget works really well on stains & mould, we used it on our bricks also!

  • Might be a good idea to get some expert advice. I would be careful about using chemicals and again get some advice around cleaning with chemicals. Might be a good idea to get a professional clean for the first clean and then you can follow DIY cleaning guidelines for subsequent cleaning of the tiles.

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