White Ceiling Tile Stain Removal Tips

remove ceiling tile stains
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What You'll Need
Safety goggles
Face mask
Spray bottle
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
Dry Sponge
Fantastic all-purpose cleaner

White ceiling tile can easily become stained. There’s no need to replace the tiles because they can be easily cleaned. Here are some tips to remove these stains.

Keep in mind many of these tips involve using commercial cleaners (such as bleach) which means you'll likely need to wear gloves and perhaps a face mask while working with them. Do your research ahead of time and read the cleaner's label carefully for safety instructions.

Home Recipe Mix for White Ceiling Tile Stains

Mix 2 parts bleach with 1 part water in a clean spray bottle. Spray the stain, then wait for 30 minutes. Repeat until the stain disappears.

100% Bleach to Clean White Ceiling Tile

Dip a Q-tip in 100% bleach. Gently swab the stain. Repeat until the stain disappears.

Dry Sponge to Clean White Ceiling Tile

Available at janitorial suppliers, it’s a rubber sponge that’s extremely effective on ceiling tiles when water is not an option.


This all-purpose cleaner is a good choice for tough ceiling stains. Spray on, let sit a few minutes and then wipe away. You should try a small hidden corner as a test.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

An innovative micro bristle cleaner removes stubborn stains leaving your ceiling sparkling clean.