Pinterest Tested: Grout Cleaner

Nothing like the in-laws coming to town to motivate me to get my house squeaky clean. I noticed a few weeks ago that the 50 year old white grout in my bathroom was looking pretty dingy. I knew it was the perfect time to test a PIN I had seen a while back. The photo was pretty impressive, so I thought I’d give it a try.
Homemade Grout Cleaner
7 cups water
1/2 cup baking soda
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup vinegar
Mix all ingredients together in a spray bottle (watch out—it foams!). Spray on the stained grout. Let it sit for an hour or two. Use a scrub brush to wipe away the dirt.
How did it work? Great! Here’s what my floor looked like:

I loved this cleaner. I hardly had to scrub at a ll. There was little-to-no smell. It was a non-toxic, kid-friendly cleaner. I got it on my hands and didn’t have to worry about chemical burns. The ingredients are all inexpensive and I had them all on hand already. And most importantly, my grout is white again! Yippee!

8 COMMENTS

  1. Can you use it on marble tiled shower or bath floor? Same with the tub cleaner, I don’t know if it could be used on natural stone. There are some things you can’t use on them I trying to get all 9 bathrooms in our bed and breakfast ship shape to sell it. I have been ill, so things got behind a bit. Only family has stayed in our rooms of late. 🙂

    • I would use extreme caution on materials like natural stone and marble. Marble etches easily and I believe the vinegar in this recipe would ruin natural stone.

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