27 MAY 2014

How to Clean Grout

It's best to start with plain water and a stiff-bristled brush. You can find a quality brush at any hardware store, and you can get water from your kitchen sink. After applying the first soft scrub, allow it to dry....

It's best to start with plain water and a stiff-bristled brush. You can find a quality brush at any hardware store, and you can get water from your kitchen sink. After applying the first soft scrub, allow it to dry. Second, mix a bucket of worm water with a product called Kaboom Shower Tub & Tile Stain Remover. Kaboom is highly effective for grout cleaning as it is designed to handle some serious stains. Once you have your Kaboom cleaner and water mix, start scrubbing the grout until you feel your arm getting sore. Take a rest and start again. Repeat this pattern till you get bored, but be sure to finish your entire floor. After you have finished your entire floor, rinse the surface 2-3 times until you have washed away the cleaning product. After you have cleaned your grout, and are happy with the results, you may want to consider sealing your grout if you haven’t already.

Sealing the Grout

Sealing the grout will prevent any water from soaking into the grout, which prevents mildew and fungus from turning your grout different colors. Sealing grout is an easier process than cleaning it. Start by picking up a grout sealer roller bottle, which will cost you around $5. An alternative to the grout sealer roller is a simple paintbrush. You will also need some grout sealer, this is the most important part. To apply the sealer, simply role your grout sealer over the grout and let dry. If you are using a paint brush, just dip the brush in the grout sealer, and simply paint the grout with the sealer. After it has dried you will see that the water is no longer being soaked up by the grout.