Asked on Nov 29, 2018

How do I make a cleaning solution for tile grout?

MEGAlHolly Bertone | Pink Fortitude
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9 answers
  • Sal3170064
    Sal3170064
    on Nov 29, 2018

    Whitening toothpaste with bicarbonate in it and a tooth bush to brush it on.

    • Al
      Al
      on Nov 30, 2018

      Thank you, but with 800 square feet I do not plan on getting on my knees and scrub.

  • Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide seem to work best, but here's a link with a few possibilities, Al:

    https://brendid.com/ultimate-guide-to-cleaning-grout-and-tile/

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir
    Jeremy Hoffpauir
    on Nov 29, 2018

    Hi Al,

    Cleaning grout is such a tedious process (speaking from experience). Tackling one section at a time helps. Here is the best way to clean your grout:

    Mix together 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide, and 1 tsp dish soap. Apply cleaning mixture onto grout, wait 5-10 minutes, scrub and rinse.

    Hope this helps!

    • Al
      Al
      on Nov 30, 2018

      Thank you, but with 800 square feet I do not plan on getting on my knees and scrub.

  • Heather Olinde
    Heather Olinde
    on Nov 29, 2018

    First, wipe down grout with hot water to remove surface dirt and grime. Then mix 1:1 vinegar and water into a spray bottle and spray the grout. Let it sit for 5-10 min then scrub with a brush.

    • Al
      Al
      on Nov 30, 2018

      Thank you, but with 800 square feet I do not plan on getting on my knees and scrub.

  • Hi Al - This is the shower cleaner that we use to help keep grout and tiles clean and minimize the mildew - it works on kitchen grout too. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

    https://pinkfortitude.com/shower-cleaner-diy/

    PS - I'm getting ready to release a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. If you want to know when it's released, you can get it here --> https://pinkfortitude.com/thank/

  • Al
    Al
    on Nov 30, 2018

    Thank you, but with 800 square feet I do not plan on getting on my knees and scrub.

  • MEG
    MEG
    on Nov 30, 2018

    Best solute seal your on is to call in a professional company to clean and

  • MEG
    MEG
    on Nov 30, 2018

    best solution for you is to call in a professional tile cleaning company to clean and seal your tile. 800 ft is to large an area for you to tackle yourself

    • Al
      Al
      on Dec 3, 2018

      Thanks Meg, I think it's time to hire a professional service company.

      I have done it myself before with a broom handle and tapered brush

      and mild solution of muriatic acid. Took two days to finish.

      Not sold on whether or not sealing the grout does that much good.

      You still have to clean the grout anyway. Maybe it cleans easier, but I have not heard that it actually does.

  • MEG
    MEG
    on Dec 3, 2018

    Yes Al I think that is the way to go. Ive done mine in the past with a toothbrush and on my hands and knees scrubbing endlessly which I no longer desire to do. I don't have the time or strength to attempt this tedious cleaning job. So Ive called in professional grout cleaning companies that have done a terrific job. They have the equipment to get the job done. They say to seal it so it isn't as porous and mildew wont invade the grout as quickly as with unsealed grout but that's up to you.

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