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Old 10-19-2010, 02:54 PM   #1
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I am looking for a green product for grout cleaner. Can u recomend a good product that will get the job done?
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:08 AM   #2
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Hey Dubinpainting,

Great question, and thanks for trying to keep things green! =)

I’ve gotten this question before, and it was a bit difficult to find because most grout cleaners you will find in tile sections at stores are commercial grade, which means harsh chemicals to get the job done. However, I did find a few interesting solutions that I can run by you.

First was Oxygenated Bleach. In this form it is safe for you and the environment, despite the bleach label. A common form of this is Hydrogen Peroxide. We came up with a 50/50 ratio of the peroxide to water. Spray that on the grout and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Since the grout is porous, it will sink in but may need a couple of treatments.

Another was baking soda. One method was to simply use it straight with a toothbrush for smaller areas, or in conjunction with the peroxide method above and rinsing with hot water afterwards to wash away the excess baking soda.

There is also the alternative of purchasing “green-specific” products on-line. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding them with how popular it is to be green these days.

Let me know if any of those options work out for you, and best of luck with it!~


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Another was baking soda. One method was to simply use it straight with a toothbrush for smaller areas, or in conjunction with the peroxide method above and rinsing with hot water afterwards to wash away the excess baking soda.
...a really bad idea with sanded grout.
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...a really bad idea with sanded grout.
Does it react with the cement?
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Does it react with the cement?
No not really, but it will get in between the grains of sand and can be impossible to remove. Then you have white grout.
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