Shower Tile & Grout Cleaning Question, Please ?

Old 11-17-20, 04:09 AM
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Shower Tile & Grout Cleaning Question, Please ?


Regarding cleaning of Tile and Grout in Shower Stall, please:

Those Mister Clean sponges/pads works fairly well for the Tile surfaces, but
does nothing for the discolored grout between the tiles.

In my 80's now, and using a brush for the grout isn't too practical.

Is there any liquid that if left on a few hours perhaps will "remove" the
discoloration from the grout between the tiles after being rinsed ?

(Without any new color being caused; just something left close to the original white/grey.)

Hopefully, something that won't smell "too" bad ?

Anything that works, or using a brush is really the only approach ?

Would appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks, and stay well,
Old 11-17-20, 05:25 AM
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You can try bleach. That's about the only thing that can work without scrubbing.
Old 11-17-20, 05:44 AM
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The cleaner that I use a lot is from Home Depot, ZEP tile cleaner and it does a decent job.

Grout cleaners are pretty much all acid based, so soaking and some scrubbing are needed. You can call in an outside grout cleaning company but I recall a recent ad stating they charge $1 a square ft!
Old 11-17-20, 02:33 PM
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I use foaming Kaboom. It does contain bleach. It is not fume free.

I spray my entire shower stall with it. Let it sit for hour with the bathroom door closed and a window or fan on. Then I go in and rinse it off the walls. It will leave a slight powdery residue on the walls that easily washes off. The grout looks like brand new after the cleaning.

There are cleaners that are bleach free and don't have fumes but they are nowhere near as effective.

Foaming Kaboom cleaner
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Robert - I too am of an age where I have better things to do with my time than scrub grout. I use a diluted bleach and I just do a small section at a time.

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