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Cleaning grout - tips please!

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    Guest Guest75

    The grout through our kitchen and laundry floor is looking a little dark.

     

    Tried bleach with wire brush. - not bad.

     

    Jif with brush - bit better.

     

    Grout cleaner with brush........ hmm??

     

    The base colour is beige so I don't expect miracle but any tip would be appreciated.

     

    Not going to go to the lengths of re grouting yet.

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    Guest Scrappin' Julie

    Jif and a toothbrush/wirebrush is the way to go - tedious but worth it!

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    Don't use a wire brush - a toothbrush is the better way to go. If you use wire, over time, you'll wear the grout away (happening in my very old bathroom). A mild cleanser or even mildew remover should work.

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    I have used a steam cleaner on the grout with excellent results, but just do in between cleans with plastic brush and easy off Bam soap scum cleaner

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    Guest cornish Busdriver

    Hi Tyke.

    I got a steam cleaner if you wanna borrow it

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    Heard that Bam is the best and have to say used it here and got good results but I'd go for the steam clean thats what I would do if I had one!

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    I was thinking bathrooms (not reading well enough). A toothbrush in the kitchen would be a nightmare! My in-laws have a steam cleaner and they live out in whoop whoop where there's heaps of dust, so that's probably the best way to go.

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    Guest Guest75
    Hi Tyke.

    I got a steam cleaner if you wanna borrow it

     

    I have one thanks Matt.

     

    It's not that powerful though.

     

    Looks like I'll be doing this the hard way :sad:

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    I have one thanks Matt.

     

    It's not that powerful though.

     

    Looks like I'll be doing this the hard way :sad:

     

    check out the tile and carpet cleaning bizniss, he's a pom just started his new venture....its in the business section...

     

    HG

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    Acid that you use for pools dillited well with water will take the dirt out.you can get it in bunnings.

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    Guest Guest75
    Acid that you use for pools dillited well with water will take the dirt out.you can get it in bunnings.

     

    I have some hydro acid.

     

    Best wear all the safety gear though!!:)

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    Guest SydneyVegas

    Magic sponge/eraser is the way to go. Believe me we have tried EVERYTHING on our ivory grout and this works the best. Just wet the sponge then go over the area with an old towel to dry it off.

     

    Its extremely tedious though and tough on the knees which is where my ten year old son comes in handy who'll do a room for $20 - BARGAIN!!

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    Guest guest569

    will call you this morning. i did mine recentlly.;)

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    Guest Guest5035

    Get Mrs tyke on her hands and knees to do it, her way of saying thanks for the recent flight!!

     

    Stevo

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    Guest Guest5035
    The grout through our kitchen and laundry floor is looking a bit dark

     

     

    get brighter globes...:wacko:

     

    stevo

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