Do you have unsightly stains between the tiles in your shower? Unfortunately, stained grout will grab the attention of anyone visiting your bathroom, especially if the tiles are light-colored. You can use these cleaning hacks and a little elbow grease to get your grout back spotless.
Yellow or gray grout in your shower can make your entire bathroom look drab – no matter how tingly the rest of the room is.
The shower is an especially common spot where your grout stains.
Grout between tiles is usually white and contains porous substances like sand.
Because of this, if your grout gets wet, it will attract mold and mildew and turn gray.
In the shower, however, the products you use to wash your hair and body can dye your grout in shades of yellow and orange.
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Method 2 – baking soda, vinegar and ammonia
Ammonia is a stronger chemical that you can use for many different cleaning jobs. It does come with important safety warnings, however, so make sure you follow the directions on the bottle.
Depending on the strength of your ammonia (ammonia is a gas, if you buy it as a bottle cleaner, it varies in strength) you should wear protective gloves and possibly a face mask.
To make a grout cleaner, mix about 1.5 liters of warm water with about 70 milliliters of ammonia.
Add 100 grams of baking soda and 50 milliliters of white vinegar to the mixture and stir until the soda has dissolved.
Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray the grout well, let it go to work for five minutes.
Work the solution into the grout with an old toothbrush or a brush with hard bristles.
Finally, clean with a damp cloth and then rinse with water.
Method 3 – baking soda and hydrogen peroxide
For the most stubborn stains, you can use hydrogen peroxide, a powerful disinfectant used in teeth whitening products.
Like ammonia, you should follow safety precautions such as wearing gloves when working with hydrogen peroxide.
To use hydrogen peroxide as a grout cleaner, you should first mix hydrogen peroxide with baking soda to make a paste.
Apply the paste to the grout with a brush or toothbrush with hard bristles and leave for five to ten minutes.
When you return to work the grout, scrub it well with your brush, and if the grout still looks dirty, don’t be afraid to add more paste.
Finally, wipe the paste off with a damp cloth and rinse the shower off with your usual spray cleaner.