Grout Cleaner

Grout Cleaners

 

Ok,  I was just asked if my all purpose cleaner can be used on grout.  The short answer is yes,  but I have a better answer(s) for you.  Ready?

The MILDEST homemade grout cleaner that can be used on all surfaces:

3 cups baking soda

1 cup water

Mix together into a paste and apply to tile grout.  Let sit for 10 minutes and rinse clean.  A toothbrush or grout brush can be used for harder stains.

 

A little STRONGER of a solution that CANNOT be used on marble, limestone or travertine tile:

1/4 cup salt

1/4 cup baking soda

1/4 cup white vinegar

Mix all together, apply to grout and let sit for 20 minutes.  Can be scrubbed with toothbrush or grout brush.  Rinse thoroughly

 

For an even STRONGER cleaner – DO NOT use on marble, limestone or travertine:

1/2 cup baking soda

1/3 cup ammonia

1/4 cup white vinegar

Mix ingredients together, apply to grout and let sit for 20 minutes.  Can be scrubbed with toothbrush or grout brush.  Rinse thoroughly.  This is STRONGER and should clean TOUGH grout STAINS.

 

For cleaning  MILDEW OFF OF GROUT use this recipe. Not for colored grouts.  Careful with marble, limestone and travertine and test first in an inconspicuous area:

1/4 cup bleach
1/4 cup alcohol
1 cup water

Mix solution and apply GENEROUSLY to grout with mildew.  Let sit for 20-30 minutes.  The bleach will kill the mildew and the alcohol will disinfect the area.  Scrub and rinse with soap and water.

Re-apply when mildew returns.  In under-ventilated areas,  this may need to be done a few times a month.

 

Please let me know if this helps.  Good luck!