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Staci_25 11-01-2009 07:38 PM

white tile/black grout
 
Is there a good way to clean the white hex tiles in my bathroom without bleaching out the dark grout?

Nestor_Kelebay 11-01-2009 11:20 PM

In the cleaning aisle of your local home center, you should find floor and wall tile grout cleaners that don't contain any bleach at all. I'm pretty sure that ZEP grout cleaner doesn't have any bleach in it, but I don't know if you get ZEP products there or not.

Read the ingredients list (or find the MSDS online), but it's always a good idea to check in an inconspicuous spot first anyhow.

Superpack 11-03-2009 03:19 AM

Tips for Grout Cleaning
 
General Tips for Grout Cleaning
Clean the grout first with water and allow to dry. This will remove any loose surface debris.

Never use bleach on colored grout, as it will discolor the grout.
Use a stiff brush for scrubbing. Old toothbrushes will be too soft. Also avoid using metal bristles, as they will wear away the grout.
If you're using commercial cleaners, bleach, or other chemicals, make sure the room you're working in is well ventilated.
Use gloves and protective eye wear when working with any chemical-based cleaners.
Test your grout cleaner on a small, inconspicuous area first to make sure that it won't erode or damage your grout work. This is especially necessary if your tile grout is old or damaged.
Never mix cleaners together! Chemical reactions can cause noxious fumes or burns if the mixture touches the skin.

When your tile grout is completely clean, keep it looking fresh and new by applying a coat or two of grout sealer. There are various types of grout sealers available for different uses, such as floors or bathroom tile. Make sure you purchase the correct type for the grout you'll be applying it to. Reapply the grout sealer at least once a year, or more often if necessary.

Hope this helps!!! Have a good one.

Best Regards,

ChrisVanities 07-27-2010 03:32 AM

Thank you Superpack for the great tips on cleaning grout. I will definitely try it out.


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