How to Clean White Grout
If you are interested in learning how to clean white grout, you are not alone. 1000’s of people every year are interested in learning how to do it. It is actually a lot harder to clean white grout than it is to clean gray or nude colored grout. This is because white grout shows everything. White grout is the most likely to have visible grout stains caused by mold and mildew.
When you clean white grout, you typically want to use a cleaner that has some form of bleach in it. This is because the bleach will be effective at removing the white grout stain. You can also try to use Soft Scrub with bleach. Another alternative that is a little less strong, but still effective is to use vinegar. Unlike the bleach solution, which should be diluted down to one or 2 cups per gallon, the vinegar is only diluted down by 50%. But you can spray the surface of the tile with the grout cleaner and you decide to use 10 to 15 minutes before you start cleaning it.
By giving it this extra time, you are reducing the amount that you will need to spend scrubbing, you are making the job take less work to complete. Also allowing either the bleach or the vinegar 10 to 15 minutes, will allow it to kill any mold or mildew that is in the tile, along with germs and bacteria.
If the grout stain has been there for some time, it may be two or three hours to get it completely clean. Most of the time, you will be just spraying on the vinegar cleaning solution and allowing it to sit for 15 minutes. But you will have to come back regularly and scrub the tile and make sure that you are making progress. If for some reason you are unable to get rid of the grout stain, or you want to do it another way, you can also use a grout colorant or a grout sealer to color the grout and help restore it back to its original color. If you’re going to take the time to do this, I would recommend that you use a grout pen. Most grout pens are white, and you use them, just like you would a marker, to mark or color in the grout. As you are painting it, you will also be sealing it, so that less dirt and grime can get trapped in the grout for the next three or four years. It usually takes people three or four hours to recolor their grout. Doing so can generally improve the look of your tile by quite a bit.
For more information on different grout cleaners and grout cleaning equipment, this article may be very helpful: “How To Clean Grout With A Grout Cleaner” .