This is the best homemade grout cleaner recipe I’ve tried. It’s great for just freshening up grout in a bathroom or on a backsplash, but it also works really well for deep cleaning dirty mudroom floor grout as well!
I wanted to make sure to share this homemade grout cleaner recipe soon because this is the time of year where we all start to get really impatient for spring to get here and we start wanting to freshen our homes up for spring. If you have tile in your entryway, there’s a good chance that cleaning your grout is on your spring cleaning list. I don’t necessarily endorse spring cleaning, because I prefer to do my deep cleaning tasks a little at a time and this grout cleaning recipe is perfect for that. If a big spring cleaning frenzy is your thing though, this will definitely work wonders for that as well.
Tools and Ingredients Needed for the Homemade Grout Cleaner
- Baking soda (let’s face it, you almost always need baking soda)
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Dish soap
- A toothbrush (one reserved just for cleaning, of course)
- A soft damp cloth
- A little dish
I love a good, simple homemade cleaning recipe like this, especially when it works as well as this one.
By the way, that’s a travel toothbrush, which is why it looks so weird and stubby. That size just seems to work well for cleaning things like this. 🙂
How to Use the Homemade Grout Cleaner
In your little dish, mix together:
- 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
- 1/3 cup baking soda
- 1 tsp dish soap
Stir it all together with a teaspoon, then use the spoon to drop a bit of the mixture over your grout lines, until the grout is covered.
Leave it to soak in and work its magic for about 10 minutes, then grab the toothbrush and gently scrub. You’ll be amazed at all the dirt that you see bubble up and out of your grout!
To remove the cleaner, wipe it away with your damp cloth, rinsing the cloth and re-wiping as needed.
Wait for your grout to dry fully, then sit back and admire your results!
Work in sections of about three feet by three feet as you make your way around the room. You can either do one section per day or you can just keep going and do all the sections one-after-the-other over the course of an afternoon. Whatever works for you. 🙂
Homemade Grout Cleaner Results
Our grout in our mudroom is still pretty new, so it’s not too dirty yet, but I was still impressed by how clean the grout is now! This is definitely one of those cleaning projects that I actually find kind of fun. It’s just so satisfying to see all that dirt coming out. 🙂
Poof! All clean!
Definitely give this homemade grout cleaner a try and let me know how it works for you!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.