DIY Grout Cleaner

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homemade grout cleaner in glass bowl next to a toothbrush on a wooden board


DIY Grout Cleaner

If you are tired of commercial grout cleaners that contain chemicals you cannot pronounce, why not make your own grout cleaner? For just a few pennies you can DIY a grout cleaner that really works! This simple formula made from common pantry items is easy to make when using this detailed step by step tutorial. Your grout never looked so good!



Got cruddy grout? I think we all do somewhere in the house. Chemicals, steam cleaning – they all work, some methods better than others. But if you don’t want to go the chemical route, and don’t have time for the steam cleaning and its iffy results, why not make your own grout cleaner?

Making your own grout cleaner is simple to do. It requires the formula below, an old toothbrush, and a towel. This is a method that is especially good for kitchen counter-tops or wherever you food may come in contact with grout lines.

We have grout lines in out kitchen counter-top and island as they were fabricated with slate-look porcelain tile. While we didn’t renovate our kitchen, the people we bought the house from did the deed (we have before and after photos), and we loved what they did!! The only thing I would have done differently is I would have had a solid finish surface on the island. But, apparently I didn’t care that much as I have yet to change it 10+ years later!

Anyhooooo the grout lines can become quite nasty if you have not used 2-part epoxy grout and added color to basically eliminate grout cleaning, try this simple formula the next time your grout lines need to be cleaned. (Hubby uses the 2-part epoxy grout and added color in the rentals so he doesn’t have to deal with dirty grout. It is not easy to use, however, and takes some skill and speed when tiling.)

DIY Grout Cleaner. If you are tired of commercial grout cleaners that contain chemicals you cannot pronounce, why not make your own grout cleaner? For just a few pennies you can DIY a grout cleaner that really works! This simple formula made from common pantry items is easy to make when using this detailed step by step tutorial. Your grout never looked so good!


DIY Grout Cleaner Utensils

• Small Bowl
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Mixing Spoon
Toothbrush
• Towel or Rag

DIY Grout Cleaner. If you are tired of commercial grout cleaners that contain chemicals you cannot pronounce, why not make your own grout cleaner? For just a few pennies you can DIY a grout cleaner that really works! This simple formula made from common pantry items is easy to make when using this detailed step by step tutorial. Your grout never looked so good!


DIY Grout Cleaner Ingredients

• 1 cup Warm Water
• 2 TBSP Baking Soda
• 2 TBSP White Vinegar
• 2 TBSP Lemon Juice

DIY Grout Cleaner Directions

DIY Grout Cleaner. If you are tired of commercial grout cleaners that contain chemicals you cannot pronounce, why not make your own grout cleaner? For just a few pennies you can DIY a grout cleaner that really works! This simple formula made from common pantry items is easy to make when using this detailed step by step tutorial. Your grout never looked so good!


• Add a cup of water to your small bowl.

DIY Grout Cleaner. If you are tired of commercial grout cleaners that contain chemicals you cannot pronounce, why not make your own grout cleaner? For just a few pennies you can DIY a grout cleaner that really works! This simple formula made from common pantry items is easy to make when using this detailed step by step tutorial. Your grout never looked so good!


• Mix in the baking soda.

DIY Grout Cleaner. If you are tired of commercial grout cleaners that contain chemicals you cannot pronounce, why not make your own grout cleaner? For just a few pennies you can DIY a grout cleaner that really works! This simple formula made from common pantry items is easy to make when using this detailed step by step tutorial. Your grout never looked so good!


• Now mix in the lemon juice and vinegar (a slight bubbling reaction will occur).

DIY Grout Cleaner. If you are tired of commercial grout cleaners that contain chemicals you cannot pronounce, why not make your own grout cleaner? For just a few pennies you can DIY a grout cleaner that really works! This simple formula made from common pantry items is easy to make when using this detailed step by step tutorial. Your grout never looked so good!


• Now dip your toothbrush into your mixture and begin scrubbing your grout lines.
• Have a towel or rag on hand to soak up the dirty water.
• Repeat as necessary.

homemade grout cleaner in glass bowl next to a toothbrush on a grouted tile


• That is all there is to it!
• Take before and after pictures, you’ll be shocked at how dirty your grout lines used to be.

• To print the DIY Grout Cleaner instructions, click here.

If you are looking for more cleaning tips (tricks, hacks, whatever word you would like to use), check out these posts:

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Comments

  1. That’s fine for a small area but we have the whole main floor. Is is possible to remove the grout and regrout properly ? Maybe hubby knows.

    • If you have to do a whole room, or an entire floor, it might be better to hire, Susan. They will do stuff with acid, etching, steaming and more. When we (that is the royal “we”) regrout a small area like the bathroom floor, he digs out the loose stuff, cleans it, and then regrouts and seals it.

      Ann

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