Cleaning the bathroom takes good effort for effective sanitation. However, taking out stains requires more work. Stubborn stains and dirt make your bathroom cleaning time longer than you expect. Crouching down, trying to take out the darkened area on your tile, sometimes time passes by in a blur. You need help in taking out even the most difficult spots on your sink surface. Luckily, there are ways to make stubborn stains disappear.

Wash with an All-Purpose Cleaner

An All-Purpose Cleaner serves as your general cleaning agent inside the bathroom. Some All-Purpose Cleaners need time to take effect, while others are quick and immediate. For stubborn stains, sometimes, all it takes is more time to let the solution sit on top of stubborn dirt. Set your timer for some time to make sure that the All-Purpose Cleaner takes effect, before wiping it down and scrubbing the stain out. Most stains should be out after you leave it for at least 20 minutes.

Apply stain remover

All-Purpose Cleaners are for general cleaning solutions. Some solutions are more specific and target stubborn dirt on the surface. For example, mould stain remover works the best in taking out moulds stains and preventing it from coming back. It’s strong enough to kill moulds and target moulds stain that after you spout out the solution. Depending on what causes the stubborn stain, there are available solutions in the market.

Scrub off with a brush

Use a brush and scrub off the stain with the help of the liquid solution you have. Leave the solution on top of the stubborn stain for a longer period, and then scrub it off using a brush. Some stubborn stains are grime and dirt that stuck on the surface for a longer time. Leaving the solution dissolves it faster and brushing it off with a brush takes it out after. After a while, this will make your surface spotless.

Use scouring pads

Scouring pads are more gentle versions of a brush. A scouring pad also covers bigger areas where brushes lack. To completely take out a stubborn stain, you can spray some solution on the pad and continuously wipe the surface down until the stain disappears. You can also leave the solution for a while and use the scouring pad to scrub it off until the spot is gone.

Apply cooking oil to stains

Apply drops of oil to the stubborn spot and wait awhile for it to settle down. This is one of the best tips in bringing out very stubborn stains. Since oil and dirt don’t mix completely, the oil acts as a liquid carrier that softens and brings out the stain. This makes the stubborn spot easier to wipe out. Don’t forget to apply some cleaning solution or soap to wipe away oil. Forgetting this might make your surface present oil stains instead. Make sure to apply this aftercare to the oil.

Make a vinegar and baking soda solution

There are stubborn stains that work better with more natural cleaning agents. A popular cleaning agent is vinegar and baking soda. The acidic nature of the solution kills the bacteria that causes the stain, making it easier to wipe away after. Leave the solution for a while to take full effect, and then drown out the surface with water to prevent the vinegar and baking soda solution from leaving its stains.

Wipe off using salt

Salt is a powerful substance that also kills bacteria and makes stubborn stains easier to brush off. Leave some salt on the wet surface for at least half an hour. Afterwards, wash it down with water and dry the surface. To make sure that the stubborn stain is gone for good, use a brush to scrub off areas with the salt solution. Hard water stains work well with salt scrubbing. It serves as a good polish too.

Brush with toothbrush

Even if you use all kinds of solutions, some stains need more focused and spot-on scrubbing to take the stain out. Using your chosen stain remover solution, brush it off with a toothbrush, focusing on the stain itself. This might take more time to do, but some stains cling on to surfaces and a general scrubbing simply won’t cut it. This is where a handy toothbrush comes in. Always have a handy toothbrush present and nearby.


There is no right or wrong way to clean a bathroom, much less a stubborn stain. However, there are more effective and efficient ways of dealing with stubborn spots that prevent your bathroom from being perfectly glamorous. Whether you’re a mother doing your routine cleaning or you’re personally due for a regular cleaning, stubborn spots are a headache.  Apply any of the tips to take out the persistent dirt. If it still doesn’t work, call the professionals for your cleaning needs.

Contact Crystal Maids for your next cleaning date!

Crystal Maids is your next-door professional cleaning team. We have more than enough years of experience to take out any stains or spots that annoy your sight. Our team is available for you in Melbourne. We have flexible rates with uncompromised high-quality disinfectant cleaning to make your space gleaming well with the absence of stains. Don’t hesitate to contact us!

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