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Home Maintenance  /  May 30, 2018

A Guide to Grime-Free Grout Lines

Grime trapped in grout lines can easily ruin the look of your kitchen or bathroom. If you want to make these areas look good as new, you’ll have to clean those grout lines. Here’s a quick step-by-step guide to cleaning your tiled surfaces.

Prepare the Wall

Get the tile surface ready by wiping it clean with a wet cloth and warm water. If you’re cleaning a greasy tile surface, you should consider adding soap to the water.

Make the Cleaning Solution

Mix two parts of baking soda with one part of water. If the grout lines are heavily discolored, switch the water with one part vinegar. If you have fragile lime or marble tiles, substitute the vinegar with one part hydrogen peroxide.

Applying the Mix

Use a toothbrush to evenly distribute the cleaning solution along the grout lines. Cover every inch. If you’re using the second mixture (the one with vinegar), consider coating the tiles with paste to keep the vinegar from staining the tiles. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes.

Scrub the Grout Lines

Use warm water to rinse out the grout. You should also scrub off the grime with a brush. Be careful not to scrub too hard or use a very stiff brush to avoid scratching the tiles.

Sealing the Grout Lines

Coat the grout lines with sealant after all the grime has been removed. The sealant will take a while to harden so keep the tiles dry for at least 24 hours.

Handyman Connection can send an expert to help you tackle the biggest grout-cleaning tasks. Contact us at (704) 255-5626 or fill out our online form for more information.

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