Anything to remove pee stains from white grout?


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Old 09-24-08, 07:32 AM
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Anything to remove pee stains from white grout?

Have a toddler whose aim isn't so great.

Wife wants to blow a bunch of cash to redo the bathroom floor to a darker shade of tile & grout.

I can't see tearing up a perfectly good bathroom floor just because of some pee stains.

I can clean the pee off the white tiles but is there a way to get it out from the grout between the tiles?

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Try a commercial tub and tile cleaner, or hydrogen peroxide and an old tooth brush, or one of the many available stain removers for pet urine.

When clean and dry, seal the grout to reduce future problems.
 
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"seal the grout" ... how?
 
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You need to go to your local hardware store and buy the appropriate sealer. Depending on what kind of floor you have you may need a special kind.
 
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Old 09-24-08, 09:11 AM
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awesome, so clean the existing either with hydrogen peroxide and a toothbrush or pet urine cleaner. then find a grout sealer and seal that stuff up !

can't wait to tell my old lady we don't need to redo the bathroom floor.

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Enzyme digester cleaners, such as pet mess cleaners, are used to digest organic stains and odors. Surfaces should remain wet with cleaner to give enzymes time to do their job. Enzyme cleaners are marketed under a variety of names such as Out, OdoBan, Nature's Miracle, and others.

Grout is porous and absorbent. A toothbrush may be helpful in expediting cleaning. An alternative to using enzyme detergents is to use bleach/water solution. Hydrogen peroxide is a mild oxygenating bleach. Chlorine bleach is the strongest bleach. Do not use bleach on colored grout, as it will remove the colorant.

Once grout is clean and thoroughly dry, seal grout with penetrating grout sealant. If tile is ceramic glazed tile, the tile does not require sealant. Read and follow directions.

Toilet bowl rugs can help minimize cleaning problems around the toilet. The rugs will absorb urine and can be washed to keep fresh and odor free.
 
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thanks twelvepole, that's a detailed explanation, now I know EXACTLY what to do
 
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As the sign says, " We aim to please, you aim too - please.
 
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when you seal the floor...use a grout wheel and a good sealer...you can also get colored sealers to darken lighter grouts

a grout wheel will require hands and knees work..but will seal it better than those spray on ones
 
 

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