Grey grout can make even the most pristine powder room look dreary! When the cleaning bug strikes and you’re ready to tackle that dingy-looking grout, you’re going to need the proper tools. Check out some easy DIY grout cleaners.
Note: Grout is porous so overtime it can dry out and crumble, spot test before using anything below.
Effective Grout-Cleaning Tools and Products
A grout-cleaning brush or old toothbrush
A small chisel tool: These plastic hand tools can save a great deal of time and your manicure, too.
A steamer: Steamers are probably the easiest method of brightening grout. All you have to do is steam and wipe residue away with a microfiber cloth. Since this tool is the gentlest, it’s a good option for renters who are concerned with security deposits.
You can buy heavy-duty grout cleaners but it’s easy to make your own. Additionally, it’s always a good idea to start small and work your way up to the hard hitters, as homemade cleaners may be milder.
Here are some DIY products you can start off with:
Vinegar and water: Mix one part vinegar to one part water in a spray bottle and — voilà — you’ve got a simple DIY cleaner. (This should not be used if you have stone walls, floors or tiles in your shower or bathroom.)
Baking soda and liquid detergent: Make a paste 1/2 c baking soda and 1 t of dishwashing liquid. (add more dishwashing liquid if your paste dries out.)
Baking soda and water: Skip the detergent and mix two parts baking soda with one part water to make a paste.
How to Clean Grout
To be used with DIY cleaning solutions. Don’t forget your spot test!
Apply your DIY cleaner to the grout. Vinegar needs about 30 minutes, while baking soda solutions need 10 minutes. Gently scrub grout using your brush, rinse and let dry.
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