The floor in our lower-level bathroom was due for a scrubbing. We believe the grout was white when the tile was installed, but over the years it took on an uncertain shade of gray/tan. Because it’s a small room, I decided to take it on myself. Good times!
There are a million different recipes for DIY grout cleaner on the Internet. At first, I was interested in trying a baking soda and vinegar combination. Cheap and environmentally friendly. But another blogger said vinegar would destroy the grout. Baking soda and peroxide seemed to be the overall winner so I gave it a go.
It is so little fun to be on the floor on your hands and knees spreading a baking soda paste in narrow lines. I imagine I got about as much enjoyment as being at a Kanye West concert.
After the recommended time I used my little brush to scrub away the grime. I scrubbed and rinsed and to my horror, the grout was the exact same colour I started with. What a wasted effort.
I went to Home Depot and bought grout cleaner pens. All you do is draw on, in this case, white. This is an in-progress shot after one pass of the pen.
Who doesn’t like colouring? You have your adult colouring book, I have my bathroom floor. It’s all well and good to do it the non-commercial way, but if it doesn’t work it’s pointless. $8 later and a lot less hassle, my grout-see left me less grouchy!