Shock photos show filth hiding on everyday item

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A woman has shared some before and after photos after making a gross discovery when she decided to update the ceiling fans in her home.

Taking to Facebook, the woman revealed she wanted to clean and paint her ceiling fans, before realising they were so dirty they actually looked like a completely different colour.

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A woman realised her fans weren't actually this colour. Photo: Facebook

“Thought the rattan was coloured but it’s actually white... was just dirty,” she wrote, sharing side by side images of the yellowish turned white fans.

She also added it was all thanks to a popular Bunnings product which she is “addicted” to.

“Think I’m addicted to Black and Squirts by White Knight!!! 1 down 5 to go!!!” she added.

“Much better than purchasing 6 x new black fans!!!”


Her post quickly got hundreds of comments from people who admitted they had similar fans and also didn’t realise they weren’t actually yellow.

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“You just made me realise my dining fan is not brown rattan but in fact just dirty lol,” one person commented. “I had no idea it just came with the house when we bought it.”

“OMG we have the same fan,” another wrote.

While a third added: “Ours have gone yellow. Great idea!”

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Her transformed fans were now white, with more modern black fittings. Photo: Facebook

A few clever people also suggested that if the ratten look wasn’t for you, the fan blades could also be turned over for a completely different look.

“You know you can just flip the blades over and they will be just the plain blade without the rattan part,” one person pointed out.

“I flipped the blades over so the rattan side is on the top. Looks great as the other side is flat,” another agreed.

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