The Best Kept Secret to Cleaning Tile and Grout

40 Minutes

I didn't know this little cleaner was my best kept secret to cleaning tile and grout until I tried it. Stains and dirt that soap, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide couldn't touch this fabulous cleaner removed with ease.
Before: deep brown and dirty.
My best kept secret: Bon Ami. This cleaner is about a $1 at the grocery store. Sprinkle for a medium to liberal coverage, then spray with a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water.
Scrub with a brush, rinsing the brush regularly in water. Let the runny paste sit for at least 5-10 minutes before wiping up and a thorough rinse.
After: Light sandy, clean grout.
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  • Iris
    on Mar 4, 2019

    Can I clean my grout with this solution even though I have marble floors?

    • Corinne Ricci
      on May 8, 2020

      No! Marble floor will etch and cloud using this... dawn dish soap (a few drops in a bucket of distilled water (1gallon). You can find distilled water at the grocery store... water that has no minerals! So no water spots!

  • Ron
    on Dec 26, 2019

    Where can I buy in the United Kingdom

  • Leanne
    on May 6, 2020

    I wonder if you can use a grout brush instead of a toothbrush

    • Grandmasue10
      Just now

      Yes, I thought the same thing. When I see "Use a toothbrush to clean a large area", I think, "Military punishment."

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  • Anastasia
    on Apr 8, 2019

    There's grout cleaner at Lowe's or any store really! It cleans them pretty much for you! Just pour on & let sit, use larger brush to basically scrape the dirt that comes off on top and mop-done. No getting on your hands and knees with a tooth brush! 🙄

  • Michael
    on Mar 31, 2020

    The easy way you put it makes me wanna try it out as soon as possible. I'm not really keen on scrubbing with a toothbrush though so I really hope a long brush works as well. The fact that Bon ami is just one dollar makes me even more curious about it and I really hope I'm able to get it and that it gets the job done well.

    Thanks for the tip.

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