How to Whiten Tile GroutAwesome tips that get results.

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Chemical Methods:

Method 1:

Pour a small amount of Domestos into a old cup.  Grab a stiff old toothbrush.  Wet down the grout, then dip the toothbrush into the undiluted Domestos and scrub the grout.  Leave for 10 – 15 minutes, then rinse off.  Your grout should be pure white!

Method 2:

Normal dishwashing liquid is so good for so many things.  It also is great for cleaning grout.  Add a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid to a cup of boiling water.  Dip an old toothbrush into the hot mixture and scrub the grout.  This is a great, inexpensive way to keep your shower looking squeaky clean.

Method 3:

Gumption is brilliant stuff – wet down your grout area, grab a toothbrush and dip it right into the Gumption, and scrub it right away.

Sealing Your Grout

Once you have your grout sparkling clean, sealing the grout will prevent future staining. The sealant will wear off over time, especially in areas of high traffic but will lengthen the time required between cleaning and can be reapplied as necessary after each major clean.  Visit your local tile store to see what grout sealers they have available in your area.


What if it STILL Won’t Come Off???

If the grout is still stained after trying all the above, you might need to bring in the professionals.  You can actually hire professional grout cleaners these days – or even have them replace the grout.  Look for your nearest grout cleaners online.

Some quick tips:

  • Remember to use gloves to protect your hands
  • A small brush for scrubbing the grout will be easier to handle than a standard scrubbing brush. Use a nail brush or buy a pack of cheap hard toothbrushes from the $2 shop as you will probably go through a few if you have a large area to clean.
  • Test any method of cleaning on a small inconspicuous area first before proceeding with the big clean.

Do you have any other ‘secret’ remedies for whitening your tile grout which never fail?

We would love to know which method works best for you.

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