How to Clean Grout

How to clean grout with just baking soda and bleach. According to Wikipedia, the definition of grout is: Grout is a construction material used to embed rebars in masonry walls, connect sections of pre-cast concrete, fill voids, and seal joints (like those between tiles). Grout is generally a mixture of water, cement, sand, often color tint, and sometimes fine gravel (if it is being used to fill the cores of concrete blocks). It is applied as a thick emulsion and hardens over time, much like its close relative mortar.[1] Unlike other structural pastes such as plaster or joint compound, grout, when mixed and applied correctly, creates a waterproof seal.
Before..it looks like black grout
A couple of days ago I was cleaning and scrubbing my tile floors in the kitchen and noticed something peculiar. The grout is NOT black, but white. UGHH! Now I've got to figure a home remedy to clean the nastiness that I just discovered. For a quick second I thought maybe I could just leave it and pretend it's black grout. GROSS!


Anyway, my kitchen isn't that large and the tile is about 63 square feet so I thought I could manage a small task.


I attempted one square of tile and I was pretty amazed at the results. AGAIN, I used my trusty friend white vinegar for these results mixed in with bleach and a scrub brush and old tooth brush. If you attempt this task PLEASE remember to wear old clothes you don't care about because when I did this I bleached certain spots of my favorite yoga pants.
Leave bleach mixture on for 5-10 minutes
INGREDIENTS:


3/4 OF WHITE VINEGAR


1 CUP OF BLEACH


TOOTHBRUSH AND/OR SCRUB BRUSH


INSTRUCTIONS:
After
Mix the vinegar and bleach together and pour on the grout. Leave the mixture on for 5 to 10 minutes. Start to scrub for best results.


****a little elbow grease is worth it!
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  • Amanda Scarber Amanda Scarber on Oct 20, 2019
    my thing is i just moved into a like 1950ish house and i have an older type of bathtub in my bathroom, where the three walls and ceiling over the bathtub is tile and grout. I'm trying to find a way to get the mold and mildew off the ceiling over my bathtub. Mold and mildew sprays,scrubbing not working, I cant just sprinkle baking soda up there(not because I'm short) but ya know it's not going to stay. I need help.I can't stand looking at it, it's driving me mad..help please.

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