How to Remove Iron Grout Stains
Iron grout stains are common on old bathroom tiles. This type of stain is attributed to the rusting of old bathroom hardware, thus it often diminishes the aesthetic value of the tiles. Removing iron grout stains is commonly done by using commercial rust removal cleaners. However, this material can damage the tile grout, thus here is a non-destructive way of cleaning grout stains. This procedure will require the following materials.
- Dish-washing liquid
- Quart-sized spray bottle
- Soft brush
- Clean cloth
Step 1 - Prepare The Cleaning Solution
Pour in ¼ cup of dishwashing liquid to the spray bottle and fill the rest with warm water.
Step 2 - Apply The Solution On The Stained Tiles
Mix the contents of the bottle well. Spray the solution on the stained areas of the tile.
Step 3 - Scrub The Solution To Remove Stain
Scrub the stained area using a soft brush before rinsing the tile with cool water. Dry the tile using a clean cloth.
Step 4 - Apply Bleach On The Stained Area
Dip a used toothbrush in bleach and scrub the stains until they are fully removed. Make sure you do not apply bleach on the tiles, otherwise the tiles may get damaged.
Step 5 - Remove The Bleach From The Grout
Wash the bleached grout with the dishwashing liquid solution that you have prepared earlier before rinsing with tap or cool water.