by timrel

February 9, 2018

Cleaning grout is one job that most people hate.   I am going to show you the best DIY method of cleaning grout without using expensive chemical cleaners.  These  inexpensive and easy grout cleaners that you can probably find in your house, will help remove mold, stains and mildew.

Put on some sunglasses; your bathroom and kitchen are about to shine bright.

Here’s how to clean grout, so you can enjoy a shiny bathroom and kitchen once more.

Why is Baking Soda good for cleaning?
Baking soda is a great cleaner for most grout because the texture is abrasive in texture.  This grainy product gets deep into the pores of the grout.  This helps to remove hard water marks and stains if you scrub well.

Why is Hydrogen Peroxide good for cleaning?
Due to its oxidizing properties, Hydrogen Peroxide makes a wonderful cleaning solution for many uses with the house, but especially for cleaning grout. It’s a much safer option than ammonia-based products or chlorine bleach.  The other great thing is its relatively inexpensive.

Why is Vinegar good for cleaning?
Vinegar is such a good cleaner because of its acidity. Vinegar is so acidic, it can tackle that yukky build-up you get around showers. It can melt away scum caused by soap, and remove stains from hard water.  It can even help rub away stickers and the glue backing to them.

You have probably heard how amazing Vinegar is for giving mirrors and windows a shine when watered down and applied with a newspaper.

So How Do We Apply Hydrogen Peroxide, Vinegar & Baking Soda To Clean Grout?

The Materials you will need are -

  • Baking soda
  • Bowl
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Vinegar and spray bottle optional;
  • Scrub brush


  1. Fill the spray bottle with a 1:1 solution of water and vinegar and spray the work area generously and all over. Let the solution sit for around five minutes.
  2. Mix three parts baking soda with one part hydrogen peroxide to form a paste inside the bowl.
  3. Scrub the paste into the stain on the grout.  If you have used vingar first you may get a bubbling reaction.
  4. Let sit for up to an hour.
  5. Wipe or mop away the paste

Be sure to test the grout cleaner in an inconspicuous area to make sure it does not discolor your grout before you use it, particularly on dark-colored and epoxy-based grouts.

Do not use this combination on grout that is surrounded by marble or stone tiles.

All that’s left to do is to get scrubbing !   If you need some extra help on the instructions watch this video below.......

Alternatively here is a list of natural products that can clean grout..........

About the author


I am passionate about health and wellbeing and have writing for over 10 years on the subject. I have a BSc Hons Degree and undertake vigorous research to help people improve their lives and live more a healthy and happy life.

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