Do you clean your grout? I never had. However, one day as I was scrolling through Pinterest, I saw that other people are, indeed, cleaning their grout, so I thought I’d give it a try. We do not have much tile in our house, but I can tell you right now, the grout by our front door is gross. Kids bring in a lot of junk on their shoes: mud, snow, grass, sand… As you well know, I’m all about a homemade version, so here’s what I did to make my own DIY Grout Cleaner.
I am not even kidding you when I say this DIY Grout Cleaner works like magic. My grout went from dirty brown to “like new” status with just a little scrubbing.
What You Need to Make DIY Grout Cleaner
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Remember how well the mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda worked on my porcelain sink? This combination not only removes dirt and grime, but also whitens and brightens.
How to Make Grout Cleaner
In a small dish or bowl, combine the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide until it forms a paste. I added the baking soda first and then slowly added hydrogen peroxide, a little at a time, until I got a pasty consistency. It doesn’t need to be super thick, but you do not want it runny either. When you find the right consistency, dip the toothbrush in and scrub it onto the grout.
You should see almost immediate results. Remove any excess “scrub” with a clean wet cloth.
UPDATE: We recently moved into a new house, and the bathroom grout was disgusting so I tried this trick again, but this time, I snapped a picture while working so you could see just how amazing this recipe really works. On the left is the untouched grout. (Yuck!). On the right, you can see how well this grout cleaner works.
Isn’t that crazy? Love a good cleaning hack!
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Bobbie Goldberg says
I am excited to try this! Will let you know how it turns out. I am a new subscriber and can’t wait to see and try everything!
Gail Wells says
I agree with the formula. We purchased a bottle of harsh chemicals and I freaked out thinking about the fumes and residual chemicals in our home. Try it on a small section to see if the DYI is for you. Note, it does work. Good luck.
steve horban says
Have you tried using an electric toothbrush, either a cheap battery one or the cheap
chinese heads available on ebay etc. It should make application and scrubbing easier.
Glenda McIlvaine says
I need to try this. The house that we bought has tile in both bathrooms, kitchen, living room and the utility room!!
I recently used this two ingredient method and it worked perfectly. I sealed the grout twice since it has been a long time. I also will be using a steam cleaner or swiffer in between steam cleaning. If you use a sponge mop and bucket, it just leaves dirty water in your clean grout which makes the grout dirty faster. Just saying.
[email protected] says
Our grout is beyond cleaning so I wiped up as much dirt with a magic eraser and then painted it with that grout renew paint. I wanted all new tile and grout but the budget wouldn’t allow at this time so I just changed the color of the grout. No matter which route you take – it’s a tedious job!
It really is tedious which is why I’m glad we don’t have much tile in our house 🙂