I have been on a pinning rampage recently. Like so many others, pinning for me has replaced that no-think time when you curl up on the coach and read a magazine. Except that it is free, covers every topic you love, requires no paper and keeps what you want to try carefully organized for you.
Well, today I decided to put some pins to task. What IF they worked as well as they promised?
Here is the first pin that got me oh-so-hopeful (via The Craft Patch).
Here is my shower floor (criiinge, this is embarrassing…) BEFORE I tried it:
And then I followed the steps exactly. And waited about 2 hours. The house reeked, by the way. My kids ran outdoors and yelled that it made them gag. I didn’t care. I was too damn hopeful.
After the two hours had passed, I went in and started wiping. Nothing. Then I started scrubbing. HARD. I went Mr. Miagi, wax-on-wax-off on that shower floor. I really tried. I really, REALLY wanted it to work.
Here it is AFTER I was done. (And by done, I mean that my arm was shaking.)
OK. Well. If you squint, maybe you can see an improvement. …Maybe? I’m not sure.
I will say that I sprayed that stuff on my glass shower door and it DID work. Well. Not 100% but the scum is mostly gone. But my floor is really still pretty gross.
Granted, this is a tough one to try it on. I have tried everything over the past years to get a clean shower floor. Bleach, CLR, Soft Scrub. Nothing does it. So. Maybe it was too much to ask for. But I also tried it on my kids’ tub and I didn’t see much of an improvement either (and that tub is a lot cleaner… looking).
Final recommendation: A house stinking of vinegar just wasn’t worth the (slight?) improvement that I saw. Oh well.
I probably just need to rip the whole shower out and start over anyway.