No one likes cleaning grout. It’s tedious, time-consuming, and let’s be honest – it’s not the most fun way to spend an afternoon. But luckily, there are a few simple steps you can follow to clean grout and make it look like new again. So grab your gloves and get ready to get down on your hands and knees, because here’s how to clean grout in 3 easy steps.
What You’ll Need:
– Sponge or brush
– cleaner (vinegar or store-bought)
– old toothbrush (optional)
Step One: Put on Your Gloves
The first step is to put on your gloves. This will protect your hands from the cleaner you’re going to use, which can be harsh on your skin. Trust us, you don’t want to accidentally get cleaner in your eyes – it will sting! So put on your gloves before you do anything else.
Step Two: Mix Your Cleaner
The next step is to mix your cleaner. If you’re using vinegar, mix equal parts water and vinegar in a bucket. If you’re using a store-bought cleaner, follow the instructions on the bottle. Once your cleaner is mixed, dampen your sponge or brush in the solution and start scrubbing the grout lines.
For really tough stains, you may need to let the cleaner sit for a few minutes before scrubbing. Just apply the cleaner to the grout lines and let it sit for 3-5 minutes before coming back with your sponge or brush.
If you have an old toothbrush lying around, this is a great time to use it! The bristles are small and stiff, so they can really help work the cleaner into the grout lines and loosen up dirt and grime. Just apply the cleaner to the grout lines and scrub with the toothbrush until the grout looks clean.
Step Three: Rinse With Water
Once you’ve scrubbed all of the grout lines, it’s time to rinse with water. Get a clean sponge or cloth and dampen it with water. Gently run it over all of the grout lines to remove any leftover cleaner or dirt. Let everything air dry completely before walking on it or using it again.
Cleaning grout isn’t anyone’s favorite task, but luckily there are a few easy steps you can follow to make the job quicker and easier. So put on your gloves, mix up some cleaner, and start scrubbing those grout lines! Before you know it, they’ll look good as new again.