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
  • Bleach

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.