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How to Clean Grout

Sep 15, 2011 by

Topic: Tiles, How To

A tiled expanse on your walls or floors looks absolutely gorgeous but the entire look of the tiles can be spoiled if the grout in between is dirty.  This is why it is essential to keep your grout clean.  Here are some easy hints and tips for cleaning grout.

Grout Cleaners


To clean your grout, you will need a specialised grout cleaner. These products are available at your local supermarket or your hardware store, or you can make your own if you wish.  To make your own, simply mix even parts of white vinegar and hot water.  Alternatively, you can make a paste of bicarbonate of soda and water.

The Grout Cleaning Process


To clean your grout, simply spray your commercial or handmade grout cleaner onto the grout and leave for the specified amount of time (follow the instructions for a commercial grout cleaner, while handmade grout cleaner can be left for 10 to 15 minutes).  This will help to lift any discolouration, dirt and stains.  Once the grout cleaner has sat for the recommended time, you can then use a toothbrush or a green scouring pad to gently scrub the grout.  Rinse the grout with hot water.  This should bring the grout back to a beautiful white or natural colour (if you have coloured grout).

Cleaning Grout with Bleach


If you have marks in your grout that are not coming up with a regular grout cleaner you can use bleach, but only on white grout.  Never use bleach on coloured grout.  Allow the bleach to sit for five minutes and then scrub it off with a toothbrush or scourer and then rinse with fresh water.

Sealing the Grout


Once the grout has been cleaned, you should seal it with a specialised grout sealer.  This will make it more impervious to dirt and discolouration and also discourage mould and mildew from growing in the grout.

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