Clean Grout – The Best Ways
Here is a list of methods to help you eliminate the grout in your home. I hope you find a solution that works for you as there are many ways to clean grout and there are different options available. Be sure to use the proper equipment when cleaning, if using heavy chemicals, please wear gloves and open windows to keep fresh air coming in! Take a look through these and let me know how they turn out or tell us your method to ridding grout!
Your grout can be cleaned with OxyClean or bleach and water, never abrasive cleaners. The best way to complete this method is to sweep or dry mop first, and then hand & knees scrub, then polish with a dry cloth.
Spread a paste of baking soda and water onto grout lines, spraying vinegar, and then scrubbing the area with a brush.
Martha Stuart says to steer clear of lime and minerals and white vinegar, which can damage the grout. Fight any urge to use bleach or ammonia, too; they won’t get rid of mold, and they will harm grout and tile. Martha recommends using a multi-step process and a yearly grout cleaning and sealing. She also recommends a weekly scrubbing with a grout brush and ph-neutral products, and grout poultices and restorers as needed for deeper cleaning. That’s a lot of stuff that I think I might steer clear of that one.
Bleach solutions, baking soda + vinegar, and grout sealants. A helpful tip to get twice the scrubbing power, use an old electric toothbrush.
Soak strips of old t-shirts in a paste of bleach and baking soda and scrub with Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach.
Another advocates scrubbing with scouring powder, which seems simple enough to try.
Last for now is to try cleaning grout with sandpaper! And if the sandpaper doesn’t work, you can try using a pencil eraser. This method seems fairly simple but careful when using sandpaper.