Cherie Lutz
Cherie Lutz
  • Hometalker
  • Myerstown, PA
Asked on May 23, 2017

How can I get my kitchen counter grout clean?

Jma13495535Cherie LutzKelly Denoyer Russell


I have unglazed quarry tile with light grey grout on my countertops. Over the years it has darkened in some spots. I have tried all types of grout cleaners plus bleach pens, toilet bowl cleaners, peroxide, baking soda. I am thinking of painting over everything if I can't get them clean. Help!
6 answers
  • C. D. Scallan
    on May 23, 2017

    Have you tried a paste of baking soda and vinegar ? Here's a link to the hometalk page that has several ideas. I hope I've helped .

  • Shoshana
    on May 24, 2017

    Baking soda and vinegar is my go to for this type of situation as well.
  • Patricia
    on May 24, 2017

    If all the cleaning tricks have failed then look into a grout pen. They are sold at hardware stores, Walmart, etc.
  • Kelly Denoyer Russell
    on May 24, 2017

    Ok I have used an unconventional method because I had tile and grout all over my old house. Try it in a little spot first. The Works toilet bowl cleaner. Very cheap at any big box store. Also very thin liquid. Unlike thicker TB cleaners. Pour some in a container use one of those cheap sponge brushes to apply to grout. Let set for a few minutes and use an old toothbrush to scrub. Wash that area and move on to another area. Do not spill on carpet. I also used this on brick my kid had spray painted. It was the only thing that removed fluorescent orange spray paint I had gotten to mark dead limbs.
    • Deb
      on May 25, 2017

      I used Clorox toilet bowl cleaner with bleach. Squeeze on grout lines, let sit 10 minutes, scrub with toothbrush, let sit 5 minutes, wipe up. Fantastic results. Did it on bathroom floor and kitchen counter. Will be doing it on all my tile as soon as I have the time and energy!
  • Cherie Lutz
    on May 24, 2017

    I'm going to give each of these suggestions a try. I have nothing to lose at this point. Thank you!
  • Jma13495535
    on May 24, 2017

    Spray nine and a fingernail brush
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