I know you can purchase grout cleaners at the hardware store but I'm always up for making things with stuff I have at home. I found this recipe online and thought it sounded simple enough. The woman's site I pinned this from had horrible grout lines and hers came super clean. Here's the obligatory before photo.
|My grout lines aren't all that dirty but they aren't as clean as they should be.|
|I admit I put quite a bit more than I probably should have but it made up my mind after I was done.|
|This was taken hours after so the grout had a chance to dry.|
Wait, that's not very shocking is it? While I can tell that they are a little bit cleaner I think they should be a lot cleaner considering how long I scrubbed. This specific grout line no longer looks filthy, it just looks spotty. I attempted to clean another couple of spots with absolutely no luck. You can still clearly see the spots in the grout.
|I'm assuming this is actually stained, now that I look at it, and not just dirty.|
While it does get the grout lines a little bit cleaner I don't feel it's worth the time on my hands and knees cleaning. If you've got a small amount of tile in your home this might be worth your time. In my home, however, I would assume there's 1000 (+ or -) sq ft of tile. This could take days, if not weeks, in my home.
Have you tried a DIY grout cleaner that works?
Have you tried a commercial grout cleaner that works?
I'm not one for using bleach on grout because it is porous but have you used bleach on colored grout with good results?