Killing Shower Shame #Tilex

Tracking PixelI’m working with Tilex® on a paid basis, but my opinions are my own.

I’ve had a shameful secret all these years.  As I’ve been sharing recipes and home & garden articles with you, I’ve been hiding a not so lovely secret garden in my bathroom shower… a nasty mold garden.  I have been battling against this insidious foe all this time, but it always seems to get the upper hand.  I clean the shower and recaulk regularly, but it doesn’t take long at all for the nasty stuff to reappear.

Tilex Mold Remover Products

Thus when Tilex® was looking for bloggers to try out their Mold & Mildew Remover and Mildew Root Penetrator, I said bring it on.  Let’s see how this stuff fares against my old shower tiles.  You see when I say old, I mean old.  My bathroom is circa 1937.  We found the original bathtub paperwork, while my husband was doing some plumbing workWhile I would love to do a full bathroom overhaul,  that just isn’t in the cards right now.   We have instead adapted a preservation perspective where it comes to the bathroom, so I try not to use heavily abrasive cleaners.

The problem is… this is what the tile area where the shower is looks like, after being cleaned with a typical bathroom cleaner.  Yuck.  Gag.  Shame.

bathroom mold before

See the trouble is, standard cleaners don’t  get rid of mold.  The stains are still there.  Here they are like a dark gray, but mold can also be black, green, pink or red.  As soon as you see any of those colors, you know you are overdue to disinfect.  Considering mold can grow in just 48 hours, that is a lot of disinfection.

killing mold

I blasted the nasty mold with Tilex® Mold and Mildew Remover let it sit a few minutes, then wiped it down.  It cleaned things up pretty darn well, but there were a few lingering faded dark spots, so I pulled out the Tilex® Mildew Root™ Penetrator and Remover and sprayed it over the area.  After a few minutes, I also wiped that off.

bathroom mold after

Poof the nasty mold was gone, with very little effort on my part.  The few darkish looking spots still visible are not mold.  They are just cracks in the caulking which I need to redo this week.  It is nice to know the mold is good and dead before I put on caulk.


Tilex Mold & Mildew

I’m working with Tilex® on a paid basis, but my opinions are my own.




  1. says

    Wow the Tilex worked fantastically! The grout is so white!

  2. says

    I heart Tilex. It does the best job of anything out there. I don’t even bother trying anything else anymore.

  3. says

    I am going to have to buy this stuff!! My shower looks like yours (but WORSE!) and I am willing to do just about ANYTHING to get rid of the nastiness!

  4. says

    We used this a lot when we had tiles in our bathroom (the last house). It works really great without a lot of effort!

  5. says

    I would love a tile shower, but I worry about mold and mildew. I guess I wouldn’t need to with Tilex, huh?!

  6. says

    I am a huge fan of Tilex. It really does a great job cleaning our showers and sinks.

  7. says

    I love Tilex! I also spray it on the ceiling above the shower when I see a couple spots of mildew or mold from the husband taking super hot showers and not turning the fan on! argh!

  8. says

    I loathe cleaning bathrooms, thus they don’t cleaned as often as they should. If I can just spray and forget, though, that’s my kind of cleaning.

    • Robin Gagnon says

      You & me both lady 😉

  9. trisha says

    Bleach and I totally get along…and I love Tilex. I have some in my bathroom now!

  10. says

    Ironic… I just bought some last night so I give the bathrooms a super deep cleaning! Great minds!

    • Robin Gagnon says

      Mandi, I was actually surprised how well it worked.

  11. says

    My grout definitely needs help and lots of whitening so thank you!

  12. says

    I need to get some of this. I have a few mold spots in our shower that I just haven’t been able to get rid of. It worked so well!!

  13. says

    Mold is one of those things that creeps in the cleanest of houses and Tiles does an excellent job at getting rid of it :-)

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