I don’t think there is a cleaning job that sucks more than scrubbing the tile floor or the shower. It is so tedious and it takes up all the day. However, we enjoy the beautiful looking sparkling tile grout. Well, you are not alone in this! Therefore, keep reading, trust me. If you know the right ingredients and methods, this job gets easier. And the difference will be huge, you will have amazing looking tile grout. Here you will find some amazing tips to whiten the tile grout effectively.
As we all know, the tile grout is very susceptible to stains and quite porous. Thus, it requires more maintenance than just simply mopping. Also, it is very important cleaning tile grout because it collects a lot of dirt and debris you don’t want in your house. Hence, it is time for some elbow grease! Furthermore, I hope these natural methods will make the whole process easier.
Check out these natural methods to whiten your tile grout:
Put 1/2 cup of sodium bicarbonate into a bowl and add enough water to make a paste. Using an old toothbrush, dip it into this DIY mixture and then scrub the grout very well. Lastly, make sure you rinse the surface after 10 minutes.
Pour some pure white vinegar into a spray bottle. Mix it everytime before using. You can also keep it in the shower to have it handy. Hence, once everyone finished their daily showers, use this DIY solution to spray all over the tile grout. It will also prevent the mold from showing up.
You can also use a steam cleaner. Hence, every week, when cleaning the bathroom, go over the grout with the hot steam. It will do the job for you, removing the mold and you don’t even need other chemicals. Doing this regularly will definitely keep the grout white and bright.
To make sure you tile grour is cleaner and whiter for a longer period of time, clean it with a DIY solution made with 10 drops of clove oil in a small cup of water. Using a toothbrush, apply the mixture to the grout and leave it to act for 30 minutes. Then, rinse all the surface with clean water.
Another great solution is the normal dishwashing liquid. Who would’ve thought of it, right? All you have to do is add a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid to a cup of boiling water. Then, use an old toothbrush to dip in the hot mixture and start scrubbing the tile grout. I think it is the most inexpensive method to help you keep your tile grout looking squeaky clean.
Lastly, here you have some more quick tips:
– you should always make sure you use gloves so you can protect your hands
– a small brush is more ideal for scrubbing the tile grout. The bigger ones will not allow you to handle the cleaning with precision.
– do not forget to test any of the DIY solutions above on a small patch before proceeding with the big clean.
– also, you should use a good sealant.