Out Damn Spot

@BelleStarr (43423)
United States
May 14, 2019 8:07pm CST
I have been looking at the disgusting grout in my kitchen for way too long. I finally decided I had to do something about it. I wash my floor regularly lest you think it is all disgusting but somehow the grout never looks good. I was going to buy some special grout cleaner but then I read online that baking soda and peroxide was the best way to clean it. I have a lot of grout. But I mixed up a small batch of peroxide and baking soda, (2 parts soda to one part peroxide) and applied it to the grout. I left it for 10-15 minutes and used a toothbrush to scrub the grout lines. After wiping it with clean water and a paper towel Iet it dry. It came out amazing. I am very impressed. I went to the store and bought more baking sida and peroxide. It is going to take me a very long time to be finished but I think it will be worth it. I bought a grout brush, it looks like a tooth brush but it is stiffer.
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
15 May
Well done! Our kitchen grout in CT is black, but I’ve used a concoction of water, baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar in our master bath, and it’s a miracle worker, too. I found it on Pinterest.
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@BelleStarr (43423)
• United States
15 May
I did try the white vinegar with the baking soda as well but I found the peroxide works better. I used to have black grout but when I replaced the tile I went with white, what was I thinking!!
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
15 May
@BelleStarr I’ll give it a try! I have it here in Florida. We put in white tiles and white grout against everybody’s poo-pooing it. They were right, so we ripped it out and went with black.
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@LadyDuck (219405)
• Switzerland
15 May
This is also what I use to clean the grout in the kitchen and bathroom.
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@BelleStarr (43423)
• United States
16 May
Works well doesn't it, it is just that we have so much of it. lol It will take forever to get it all done.
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@LadyDuck (219405)
• Switzerland
16 May
@BelleStarr You are so right, it works well, but it takes time.
• United States
15 May
the added bonus'd be there's no harmful chemicals doin' 't with that concoction :) glad ya found a remedy that suits yer needs. wish i could come help ya so's the process'd go quicker.
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@BelleStarr (43423)
• United States
16 May
We could always hire one of the grandsons, someone always needs money lol
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• United States
16 May
@BelleStarr yes ma'am, those young'uns'd always be lookin' to make 'em some funds :)
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@just4him (152980)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 May
I'm glad you don't need a fancy cleaner for it.
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@BelleStarr (43423)
• United States
17 May
This is so much easier and affordable.
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@just4him (152980)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 May
@BelleStarr Yes, it is.
@simone10 (28132)
• United States
15 May
I have always hated cleaning grout. I don't know why they just don't make it all black.
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@BelleStarr (43423)
• United States
15 May
I know it is such a big darn job!! But it looks so good when it is done.
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@simone10 (28132)
• United States
17 May
@BelleStarr yea, it does look good when done.
@Fleura (9526)
• United Kingdom
15 May
That's useful to know! What proportions did you use?
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@BelleStarr (43423)
• United States
16 May
Two parts baking soda to one part peroxide. It is a paste.
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@Fleura (9526)
• United Kingdom
16 May
@BelleStarr I will have to give that a try, thanks!
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@Courtlynn (61125)
• United States
15 May
Im glad it worked!
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@BelleStarr (43423)
• United States
17 May
Thanks , yes so am I but I still have a lot to do.
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@Courtlynn (61125)
• United States
18 May
@BelleStarr goodluck with it
@rakski (27634)
• Philippines
15 May
oh wow, that is great. I will try that also.
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@BelleStarr (43423)
• United States
17 May
Good I think you will be impressed.
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@rakski (27634)
• Philippines
17 May
@BelleStarr now that I am home, I am planning to do that anytime next week
@Tampa_girl7 (30444)
• United States
19 May
Just take your time. Glad that you got good results.
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@BelleStarr (43423)
• United States
20 May
I can see it is going to take me a few weeks to get it all done.
@Gillygirl (26531)
• Sutton, England
17 May
That is a good tip. The grout between the tiles on my kitchen floor is looking jaded.
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@BelleStarr (43423)
• United States
17 May
I think you will be quite surprised at how well it works.
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@Hate2Iron (12754)
• Canada
16 May
Here's another one... I filled a spray bottle with one cup of water and 2T of vinegar and sprayed the grout in the bathroom and then with my Swiffer sweeper Dry and Wet Mopping (it's the really cheap one) I cleaned the floor. I was amazed at how much cleaner the grout looked! I save all of my old facecloths for the cleaning the floors.
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@BelleStarr (43423)
• United States
17 May
I tried the vinegar and water and the peroxide works much better in my opinion. 2 parts soda one part peroxide.
@Elizaby (4882)
• Pensacola, Florida
15 May
Thanks for the great tip. Natural stuff oten cleans better than the commercial cleaners
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@BelleStarr (43423)
• United States
16 May
It's true and I worry about using the chemicals with the dogs and my husband.
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@FayeHazel (27836)
• United States
15 May
Peroxide is good stuff!
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@BelleStarr (43423)
• United States
16 May
Yes it is useful for lots of things.
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@andriaperry (77611)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 May
Thanks for the info, I am sure to use it.
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@BelleStarr (43423)
• United States
16 May
You do have to scrub with the brush but it really does make the grout look a whole lot better.
@Janet357 (13954)
15 May
Baking is an all-around stuff we should have in our house, it cleanses a lot of stuff. But a, still wondering, how come it is used in cooking?
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@BelleStarr (43423)
• United States
16 May
Well it does make thing raise so it is a valuable tool for home cooks
@Juliaacv (41424)
• Canada
15 May
I think that I'll try that on our tile grout. We have a natural stone colour tile with a beige grout, but I don't like the grout looks like it does, this may be the answer.
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@BelleStarr (43423)
• United States
17 May
Two parts soda to one part peroxide, it makes a paste.
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• United States
15 May
I'm going to try your concoction for the grout on my bathroom tiles. Some areas are dark and need attention
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@BelleStarr (43423)
• United States
16 May
I find that it works well, I was very impressed
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@RasmaSandra (26799)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 May
Sounds good to me and thank you for the information.
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@BelleStarr (43423)
• United States
17 May
Thanks, I like to use fewer chemicals whenever possible.
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