Effective Methods for Grout Cleaning in Your Bathroom

Sealing Grout

Grout, the material filling the spaces between tiles, can easily accumulate mold and mildew in humid conditions, especially in the bathroom. To maintain a pristine surface, consider the following professional and effective methods for cleaning grout:

Hot Water and Stiff Bristle Brush:

Use a stiff bristle brush with hot water to remove surface dirt, scum, and mold between tiles.

Baking Soda Paste:

Create a natural cleaning paste by mixing baking soda with water. Apply it between tiles and let it sit for a few minutes. Combine equal parts white vinegar and water, spraying it on the grout covered in baking soda. Allow it to sit for half an hour before scrubbing.

Lemon Oil and Borax:

Opt for a green cleaning method by mixing ½ teaspoon of lemon oil with ½ cup of borax and adding liquid soap. Use this paste to scrub the grout between tiles.


For stubborn discoloration, spray bleach on the grout, wait a few minutes, and scrub with a hard bristle brush. Ensure proper ventilation and avoid fumes.

Professional Cleaning Chemicals:

Explore commercially available chemical solutions designed for cleaning tiles and grout. Always test a small section first to check for discoloration or damage.

Tip: Bleach is best for spot cleaning; covering the entire tiled wall surface is generally unnecessary.

Sealing Grout for Protection:

Once the grout is clean, consider sealing it to protect against future dirt, stains, or discoloration. Choose between penetrating and coating sealers:

  • Penetrating Sealer: Small molecules of a penetrating sealer fill the smaller pores on the surface.
  • Coating Sealer: This type protects the surface by forming a thin film on top.

Before applying any sealer or cleaning solution, it’s crucial to test a small section to prevent potential discoloration or damage to the grout.

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