Asked on Jan 5, 2019

How do I clean grout?

Debbie/Dragonfly TreasureEbbjdlNan W.


I have brick tile in my long, long hall. The light grey grout is filthy from the dogs constantly bringing in dirt on there paws. I can't get it clean, no matter what I've tried and I don't want to reseal it till it is good and clean, and it needs to be resealed but it's now grey brown, any ideas?

6 answers
  • Polly Fuller
    on Jan 5, 2019

    I need to know that too!

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Hello, Peroxide works great, additionally its now sold with a spray top.

    Heres some other recommended cleaners.

    I have troubles with dirty paws too, Ive found it necessart to have a spray bottle and microfiber towel at the doorway for pre cleaning before entry into the house. 3-4 sprays to each paw with wiping really has helped to transfer the soil to the towel > rather than my homes floor surfaces.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Use soft scrub and a scrub brush. The bleach in it will help.

  • Nan W.
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Lori: I have had good luck cleaning grout with a Mr Clean Magic Eraser

  • Ebbjdl
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Lori,. Try using Soft Scrub on the grout. You can also make a paste of baking soda and vinegar. Put in on with a sponge, like you would grout. Let it sit for about 1 hour then wash down with a sponge and warm water. Aloha!

  • Debbie/Dragonfly Treasure
    on Mar 6, 2019

    Cleaning Grout with Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda, and Dish Soap

    1. Make a paste.
    2. Apply the paste with a toothbrush.
    3. Let the mixture sit on the grout for 15 minutes.
    4. Rinse the grout with warm or hot water to remove all of the solution.
    5. Use a rag to wipe the grout to remove any leftover residue or dirt.

    Mop the floor with clean water.


    Making a paste with OxyClean and water. Apply let sit for 20 mins. Scrub with toothbrush. Rinse well.

    Once it's clean, SEAL!

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