Quick Fix: How to Clean Grout With a DIY Cleaner
Dirty grout can put a damper on that spick-and-span bathroom or kitchen. But with a little elbow grease and a few household items, you can remove dirt and grime in a snap. This DIY cleaner will take grout from dingy to delightful!
Step 1: Make your cleaner.
To remove moderate stains on your grout, BobVila.com recommends mixing 1 part baking soda and 1 part hydrogen peroxide in a bowl to make a paste. Mix as much as you need for the amount of grout you want to clean. Remember: The more cleaner you make, the larger the bowl you’ll need.
Step 2: Apply to grout.
Use a small brush, such as a paint brush, to apply the paste to your grout. Test the cleaner on a small, hidden spot first before moving to the rest of the grout, BobVila.com says.
Step 3: Wait 10 minutes.
Give the paste some time to work.
Step 4: Scrub clean.
Grab a stiff bristled brush, such as a toothbrush, and use a little elbow grease. Scrub the grout in a circular motion to get the grime out, recommends to BobVila.com
Step 5: Rinse.
Rinse the area with water. Then, you should notice your grout is cleaner!
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Hand in yellow glove stirs the mixture with a small foam paint brush.
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Hand uses blue cup to pour water over the tile and grout, rinsing the mixture off. Grout now appears clean and very white.
Text box appears: Voila!