Remove stains from tile grout with vinegar, an acid-based cleaner or another kind of solvent. Learn how to remove stains from tile grout using the home repair tips in this free video.
My name's Ryan Parker with Parker Home Renovations in New Braunfels, Texas, and today I'm going to teach you how to remove stains from tile grout. If you have stains around the house from you tracking dirt in back and forth on the grout, and you'd like to clean it, here's a few ways you can do it. First thing you're going to need is you're going to need a bucket. Any size bucket will do. You're going to need to get some type of cleaner, whether it's a vinegar, an acid based cleaner like this, or any kind of solvent you can really use on the grout. Do not use bleach if it's a colored grout. If it's a white grout, bleach is okay, but if it's colored grout, do not use bleach because it will discolor your grout. You're also going to need a scotch pad like this. This is a heavy duty scotch pad. This'll clean a lot better than some of your medium or light duty scotch pads. I recommend using safety glasses just because with acid based cleaners, they send off fumes and it would get in your eyes or if it gets in your eyes from splashing or whatever, it'll really burn. And also you'll have to wear gloves with an acid based cleaner just to keep it off your hands because it will burn your hands as well. What you want to do for a heavy duty stain, is you're going to want to dilute your acid cleaner, one part acid, one part water. And then you're going to take your scotch pad with your gloves on and you're going to want to go ahead and dip it in the acid. And then you're going to want to scrub it real good on the grout joint. The more elbow grease you use, the better it's going to turn out. So if you scrub those joints really, really good, it should turn out really well. Then what you're going to want to do is you're going to have another bucket also with clean water and a sponge. After you're done scrubbing the grout joints, you're going to want to get your sponge, wring it out, and then wipe those grout joints off real good. Make sure you wipe it off with clean water because if you don't, an acid based compound can eat through the grout. My name's Ryan Parker with Parker Home Renovations and you can find me at parkerhomerenovations.com.