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How to Clean Grout

Mold, mildew, and food are some of the culprits that stain grout in your bathroom and kitchen, but a few household products and some elbow grease can get your grout looking like new.


  • Step 1: Make cleaning paste Make grout cleaner by mixing baking soda and white vinegar to a paste consistency.
  • Step 2: Scrub the area Dip the scrub brush in the cleaning paste and scrub the grout in a circular motion.
  • TIP: Wear rubber gloves to protect your hands.
  • Step 3: Let sit Let the scrubbed area set for 15 minutes.
  • Step 4: Wipe area with water Rinse the entire scrubbed area with water.
  • Step 5: Use a steam cleaner Use a high-pressure steam cleaner if you are not completely satisfied with your results.
  • FACT: Did you know? Conservationists and scientists use injection grouts to preserve and maintain ancient architectural surfaces.

You Will Need

  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • A scrub brush
  • Rubber gloves
  • A steam cleaner

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