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texasmusicmom

texasmusicmom

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Location : Columbia, South Carolina, USA
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PostSubject: Grout cleaner that works!   Grout cleaner that works! EmptyMon Mar 03, 2014 12:35 pm

At the risk of showing how dirty my grout in my kitchen was......it's now clean!  As part of the sprucing up the house to sell it....I tried a grout cleaner formula I saw on facebook.  Wow....it works!
Here's proof!
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Grout cleaner
7 cups water
1/2 cup baking soda
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup vinegar

Mix all in large bowl....it will bubble at first.  I brushed it on w a toothbrush.....let is sit for a minute....then brushed with flat of the brush....like brushing teeth.  Rinsed w clean water.  When it dried...wow. Worked on color tinted grout ok as well....have a blue/grey grout in my boys BR.....didn't affect the color.

I had tried vinegar, bleach, etc. This one finally worked.
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Mamu

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PostSubject: Re: Grout cleaner that works!   Grout cleaner that works! EmptyMon Mar 03, 2014 4:12 pm

These ingredients work for lots of cleaning !!!   Thumbup
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TxMaryQuilts
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Location : Heart of Texas
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PostSubject: Re: Grout cleaner that works!   Grout cleaner that works! EmptyMon Mar 03, 2014 6:13 pm

Need to do this in my kitchen

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memaw4

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Location : South East Ohio
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PostSubject: Re: Grout cleaner that works!   Grout cleaner that works! EmptyMon Mar 03, 2014 6:18 pm

TxMaryQuilts wrote:
Need to do this in my kitchen

Ditto ~  BIG time!    Thanks TMM....

One question...... white or cider vinegar?   I'm guessing WHITE?
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texasmusicmom

texasmusicmom

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PostSubject: Re: Grout cleaner that works!   Grout cleaner that works! EmptyMon Mar 03, 2014 7:14 pm

Yes....just regular white vinegar
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quiltermarynel

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Location : Trinity Co. California
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PostSubject: Re: Grout cleaner that works!   Grout cleaner that works! EmptyMon Mar 03, 2014 7:39 pm

My son's chem teacher recommended salt plus vinegar, rinsed with water. The salt is an abrasive, so not on the surface of the tiles themselves.
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missmommy

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Location : NY state
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PostSubject: Re: Grout cleaner that works!   Grout cleaner that works! EmptyTue Mar 04, 2014 1:14 pm

TMM- i'll try it in my sun room. The grout there needs something. We are also, actually have been for a while, fixing up the house for sale. It's a lot of work, and DH being OCD doesn't make it any easier. If only he'd kept up with the house over the last 20 years or so.
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memaw4

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PostSubject: Re: Grout cleaner that works!   Grout cleaner that works! EmptyTue Mar 04, 2014 7:22 pm

Oh Missmommy,  he's a man.  They tend to just let thing go.  I'm married to one of those types to a degree.  I'd love to have the basement of this home dry walled and finished, but he says NO.  But let one of his guy friends say to him, "you really should get this basement finished and get a pool table",  he'd break every speed limit going to Lowe's to get what he needed!    I mean at least dry wall the ceilings!  I can paint the block walls white.  And the floors.    BUT, it's got to be "their" idea.....   Knuppel 
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missmommy

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PostSubject: Re: Grout cleaner that works!   Grout cleaner that works! EmptyTue Mar 04, 2014 7:24 pm

Memaw- you're exactly right.
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PostSubject: Re: Grout cleaner that works!   Grout cleaner that works! EmptyWed Mar 05, 2014 11:20 am

Memaw, just get some estimates on having the work done and leave them on the table. When he asks, tell him you didn't want to bother him so you are just going to have someone do it to make the space nicer and more user friendly. Bet he gets on it then. Mac always does. He hates to pay others for what he can do himself. Heck, I have even made up estimates and gotten the same results.  Twisted Evil 

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PostSubject: Re: Grout cleaner that works!   Grout cleaner that works! EmptyWed Mar 05, 2014 11:47 am

Pretty sneaky....and smart!!
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PostSubject: Re: Grout cleaner that works!   Grout cleaner that works! EmptyWed Mar 05, 2014 4:12 pm

When you live with a procrastinator, you have to learn some tricks.

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