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Cleaning Grout With Homemade Grout Cleaner

Clean and brighten your grout with this easy homemade grout cleaner. Simply mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide into a runny paste and scrub. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes and then rinse it off.
Difficulty: Easy

To see more: http://www.kiwiservices.com/angela-says/how-to-clean-grout/

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  • Valerie
    Valerie South Africa
    on Aug 29, 2013

    It looks as good as new - thanks for sharing!

  • Grammie Linda
    Grammie Linda Mahomet, IL
    on Aug 30, 2013

    just what I needed thanks for posting!

  • Sandee Trevino
    Sandee Trevino Houston, TX
    on Aug 31, 2013

    I found this clay that works great on all grout without the white fingers. Also works great on stoves, ovens and all countertops without scratching or striping. http://www.myh2oathome.com/shop/productdetail.aspx?prod=6050

    • Patty New
      Patty New Dacula, GA
      on Sep 2, 2013

      @Sandee Trevino What did you find? I have tried everything!

  • Teresa H
    Teresa H Saint Cloud, FL
    on Aug 31, 2013

    this didn't really clean it all that well and I left it on for at least 30 minutes. Not sure what happened?

    • Angela
      Angela Carrollton, TX
      on Sep 3, 2013

      @Teresa H if you have lots of dirt build up in your grout lines, I would try scrubbing with hot, soapy water. I tried this on another part of my tile and found that it worked well. I hope this helps.

  • Sandee Trevino
    Sandee Trevino Houston, TX
    on Sep 3, 2013

    It's the "All in one clay" I used a nail brush in the clay to get into the grout. Ill post my picks.

  • Sandee Trevino
    Sandee Trevino Houston, TX
    on Sep 3, 2013

    This my floor before and after.

  • Sandee Trevino
    Sandee Trevino Houston, TX
    on Sep 3, 2013

    This my floor before and after.

  • Sandee Trevino
    Sandee Trevino Houston, TX
    on Sep 3, 2013

    Not sure if pics posted. Go to "Sandee h2o at home advisor" Facebook page and scroll down. Here are several post on grout. Sorry to send you of site. Will try to post once I get to computer.

  • Lea Grossman
    Lea Grossman
    on Aug 25, 2014


  • Brenda
    Brenda Prosper, TX
    on Nov 11, 2014

    Then seal your grout so you don't have to do it again for years!

  • Mimi Russell
    Mimi Russell Canada
    on Jan 19, 2015

    What about coloured grout? Will it discolour it?

    • Angela
      Angela Carrollton, TX
      on Jan 20, 2015

      @Mimi Russell No it won't. :)

  • Nancy
    Nancy Douglasville, GA
    on Jan 21, 2015

    where do you find this clay to clean with?

  • Terrie Neudorf
    Terrie Neudorf Canada
    on Mar 23, 2015

    I've done this and it really works . My whole kitchen is white tile and grout .

  • Maria Santos
    Maria Santos New Bedford, MA
    on Mar 26, 2015

    This works great if on a wall or a surface that can be rinsed. I tried it on a floor and it is difficult to get all the baking soda off so it doesn't leave a film. I have dark grout.

  • Linda Jowers
    Linda Jowers Southaven, MS
    on Jun 9, 2015

    I did use this on white tile floor in our bathroom. Some areas were worse than others since my husband has worked in a machine shop for 30+ years. There is no way even his travel shoes did not come home with a dirty oil transfer that was BLACK in places. Mixed up this formula & put it mainly on the grout area, let it sit in one area while moving to another area. After coating the second area I scrubbed the previous area with, yes, an old toothbrush or scrubby bristle brush from the $ store. I have also used HOT water with Ivory soap with fairly good results, but more scrubbing needed. Highly recommend this formula. Odor not harsh as using bleach.

  • Alanpearson1963
    on Aug 23, 2015

    Where do you buy hydrogen peroxide please.

  • Linda Jowers
    Linda Jowers Southaven, MS
    on Aug 27, 2015

    Almost any drugstore or large discount store like Walgreen's, CVS, WalMart, Target, Fred's, etc. Usually packaged in a brown colored bottle as pictured above. Inexpensive, especially if catch on sale or with a store coupon found in store's ads like Walgreen's.

  • Szud
    Szud Willowbrook, IL
    on Mar 28, 2016

    Liquor store

  • Grandmaquilts
    Grandmaquilts Hendersonville, NC
    on Apr 7, 2016

    If your grout is not a colored grout, try diluted bleach. Try first in a less-obvious area to see if it works. without removing color. ALWAYS have lots of ventilation when using bleach and NEVER mix with anything except water.

  • Rj Levesque Jr
    Rj Levesque Jr Hopkins, SC
    on Jul 18, 2016

    VERY good article and spot on! White vinegar can do wonders too. =)

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