How to Clean Grout
January 30, 2020

When it comes to cleaning, getting your tile grout looking good can be one of the trickiest tasks. Those pesky little cracks just love to hoard the dirt, which leads to the blackening of once-white or chic grey grout, so it looks nowhere near as good as it once did. 

 

Luckily, it’s easy to restore it to its former glory. Scroll down to find out how to clean grout out of your shower, floor or bathroom tiles, and enjoy pristine tiling once again! 

 

Toolkit

Vileda Dustpan & Brush

HG Grout Cleaner

OXO Good Grips Grout Brush

Vileda Turbo Smart Mop and Bucket

 

How to clean grout between tiles, in the shower or on the floor

 

Firstly, if you’re cleaning grout between tiles on the floor, brush down any areas that you are planning to clean. This will get rid of any dust to let you focus on the grout.

 

Next, whether you’re cleaning grout between tiles in the shower or on the floor, spray the HG Grout Cleaner on the area you want to clean, making sure all areas are covered for the best results. Leave this to soak in for half an hour as this will lift off any tough stains.

Look at cleaning somewhere else whilst you wait – why waste time?! 

 

Once the 30 minutes are up, use the OXO Good Grips Grout Brush to scrub the substance into the grout to lift stains. The tough bristles will easily scrub away mildew, grime and soap scum. Don’t be afraid to give it a bit of elbow grease to lift off any stubborn dirt. 

 

Lastly, use a mop and bucket like the Vileda Turbo Smart above - if it’s the floor you’ve worked on - to clean the surface and get rid of product residue. (The Vileda is a Mrs Hinch favourite.) If it’s the shower you’ve cleaned, simply shower it down with some water and voila!

 

How to clean sealant

If you’re looking to clean the yellowing sealant around your tiles - the area between the bath and the tiles for example - simply sprinkle on some bicarbonate of soda, spray with some white vinegar and leave for a couple of minutes. It’ll fizz away while it gets to work on the dirt, getting rid of that nasty yellow tinge. Then gently rub it off with a wet cloth and your sealant will look as good as new. 



Once you’ve scrubbed your grout and cleaned up your sealant, you can reap the rewards of all your hard work (or not so hard as the case may be). Happy cleaning!