How to Change Grout Color – Homemade Grout Cleaner
Want a simple trick for cleaning grout in your shower, bath, or kitchen? This homemade grout cleaner works great and it only requires 2 ingredients: baking soda and bleach. If you want to see how easy it is to clean your grout, scroll down for the recipe.
- 1/2 cup of baking soda
- 1/4 cup of bleach
- Prepare the Area: Ensure good ventilation by opening windows or using a fan, and wear gloves to protect your hands.
- Mix the Cleaner: In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of baking soda with 1/4 cup of bleach. Mix them together until you have a thick, paste-like consistency.
- Apply the Paste: Use an old toothbrush or a grout brush to apply the baking soda and bleach paste onto the grout lines you want to clean. Make sure to cover the grout evenly.
- Scrub Gently: Let the paste sit on the grout for about 5-10 minutes. Then, scrub the grout lines gently with the brush. Be careful not to scrub too hard, especially if your grout is old or damaged.
- Rinse Thoroughly: Using a clean, damp cloth or sponge, wipe away the paste from the grout lines. Rinse the area well to ensure all residue is removed.
- Dry and Inspect: Allow the grout to air dry, and then inspect it. You should notice a significant improvement in the color of your grout. If necessary, you can repeat the process for stubborn stains.
- Always follow safety precautions when working with bleach, such as wearing gloves and ensuring proper ventilation.
- Test the cleaning solution in a small, inconspicuous area first to make sure it doesn’t damage your grout or tiles.
- This method is most effective for white or light-colored grout. It may not work as well on colored grout.
Enjoy your refreshed grout lines!