How to clean tile grout: ‘Natural remedy’ removes dirt and grime for £1

Tiles look beautiful in bathrooms and kitchens and are the perfect surface for areas with high humidity and moisture.

However, tile grout that’s pale-coloured can be particularly prone to staining and mould, especially near showers and taps.

In bathrooms, tiles are prone to mould and mildew while in kitchens they’re more prone to dirt, grime and muck.

To remove mould, grime and stains from tile grout successfully, has spoken to two cleaning experts who recommended using natural methods.

Ashley Cooper, marketing director at Triton Showers, has explained how to remove grime from tile grout using everyday ingredients you can find in your cupboards.

He told “No matter how clean your shower is, if there is a build-up of grime in your grout, then your bathroom will never truly shine.

“Combine one tablespoon of water and one tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda into a paste and spread over the grout.

“Spray with vinegar and with a little elbow grease, give the grout a good scrub with a toothbrush, unearthing any grime.

“Rinse with water and repeat the process if your grout requires a little extra TLC.”

Grazzie Wilson, head of creative at Ca’ Pietra, also suggested using cupboard staples such as white vinegar and baking soda to remove mould and grime from tile grout.

Grout is porous and often light in colour which means it can be prone to staining and turning either yellow or grey.

Grazzie also recommended using a paste incorporating baking soda and water before using white vinegar to tackle the stains.

She explained: “A natural remedy for cleaning grout is to make a paste out of two parts baking soda to one part water, and then rub into the dirty grout using an old toothbrush.

“If you have an electric one, even better! Once on, distil white vinegar into a bottle and spray on, it will make the mixture start to bubble.

“Once again, get your toothbrush and scrub away before rising with water.

“If your grout is really bad, repeat a couple of times and invest in a grout reviver pen which covers old grout with a fresh white layer. You can also find coloured grout pens if you’ve got coloured grout.”

Baking soda can be bought from Poundland for £1 and 65p from Tesco. White vinegar can be bought from Sainsbury’s for 40p and 35p from Tesco.

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