DIY Tile Grout Cleaner

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I thought my house was kept up pretty well until one day my world came crashing down on me. I had house guests coming to stay with us, so I went into the guest bathroom to make sure the bathroom was stocked with all necessary toiletries. I hardly ever go into this bathroom and when I walked in this time, it hit me. I saw how clean the grout in the tiles looked compared to the rest of the house. My entire downstairs floor and the upstairs bathrooms have tiles, but they all looked filthy compared to this barely used bathroom. I needed to do something fast, but I didn’t want to spend too much money to get the job done.

1 Large Spray Bottle 1 Cup Water ½ Cup White Vinegar ¼ Cup Lemon Juice 2 Tbsp. Baking Soda Soft Bristled Scrubbing Brush

Add the water, vinegar, lemon juice, and baking soda in the bottle. Shake well. Spray the grout with the mixture. Allow to set for two minutes.

Using the brush, gently scrub the grout. I was shocked at how much dirt and grime came up. I also noticed that some of my tiles need to be re-grouted.

You can see the difference already. When all of the grout is scrubbed, use a mop to get up the remaining liquid.

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  • RJM RJM on Dec 03, 2020

    watch out vinegar destroys the gout after a while. I’ve read this many times. Anyone have a comment??

  • Laurance Laurance on Dec 03, 2020

    What will get rusty grout clean again?

  • Betty Snyder Betty Snyder on Dec 06, 2020

    how much of each product do you use?

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  • Veena Veena on Dec 03, 2020

    Biggest regret of building my dream home is not using tinted grout! Live and learn......

  • S S on Dec 04, 2020

    I use either gel toilet cleaner with bleach for a once a year deep clean. Apply and let sit a few minutes, wipe with old towels, and mop with clean water. Be extremely careful and work in 2-4’ sections as the gel is very slippery! Do not walk on the floor while the gel is down. I usually sit on a rolling stool and work my way out of the room.

    option two for weekly cleaning...add good ol’ 20 Mule Team Borax to your mop water. Grout is beautifully clean!