3 steps for cleaning stained grout

August 12, 2015 - 1 min read

Planning to sell your house, or are just sick of looking at greyed and stained grout? Dark grout can make a bathroom or kitchen look dirty, even if you’ve just cleaned it from top to bottom! Cleaning the grout between tiles and getting them beautifully white will have an instant effect on the overall look of your bathroom space.

If you’re ready to tackle that grout, get your rubber gloves! We’ve found a great way to clean it without using harsh or smelly chemicals.

It’s fairly easy for grout to become dirty, thanks to an accumulation of mildew and other particles. If you would prefer a cleaning technique that requires minimal elbow grease, read on! We’ve got the ultimate hack for cleaning grout.

What you’ll need

  • An old facewasher or washcloth
  • A scrub brush or old toothbrush
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • A spray bottle
  • A small bowl

Here’s what you do

Step 1.

Get rid of any loose particles and dirt by washing the surface with your cloth. This will ensure you start with a relatively clean surface.

Step 2.

Fill a spray bottle with equal parts vinegar and water. Spray your work area generously and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Follow up with your scrub brush or toothbrush to give it a quick clean. Rinse with warm water.

Step 3.

Combine the baking soda and water to make a paste. Dip the scrub brush or toothbrush into the paste and scrub it into the grout. Once you’re done, spray again with your vinegar/water solution and allow the baking soda to bubble up on the grout. This will work away the soap scum and grime. Give it another scrub with your brush to remove more resilient build-up then rinse with warm water. Your grout should be good as new!