Bleaching tile grout

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  1. hockeygrl

    hockeygrl Cancer hand Gold

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    Today I am spending the day bleaching the tile grout in my kitchen. Worst idea of my life. I think I am about ready to pass out from the fumes. I'm using a spray bottle of bleach and scrubbing it with a tooth brush. Any tips or other suggestions on how to clean it the best? :dontknow:

    I am also blasting my favorite Broadway musical soundtrack, Wicked, and singing my little heart out. :cheer:
     
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    open the doors and windows...
     
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    i do ours every other month...i use a degreaser from home depot and a wire brush

    but in the end, that shit aint getting cleaned without good ole fashioned elbow grease
     
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    Sweetie managed a Donatos Pizza with a tile floor and would clean the grout with a combination of Degreaser, Water, and Diet Sprite and a stiff bristled brush. Worked like a charm.
     
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    Fuck that shit! We got tile in the baffrooms last fall, and got a nice earthy brown grout that matched the tile. No toothbrushes and bleach around here, beeotch!

    But since I guess you have white grout, you might consider hiring a mexican.
     
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    Too cold to do that!
    I need to do it on more of a regular basis, I want to re-seal the grout, so I'm trying to get it as clean as possible before I do that.

    Diet Sprite?

    Real would never let me hire someone, I guess he thinks I'm his mexican. :facepalm:
     
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    DON'T add any ammonia. Those fumes will kill ya. My mom almost took us all out when we went to upstate NY to help her best friend's son start up a dairy farm. Place was clean as a whistle at the end of the weekend but Saturday they almost killed us mixing cleaners.
     
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    So I should add windex to the bleach? :c
     
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    Yup....its has bubbles! :c
     
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    Clean it best you can, dye the grout them seal. You can buy grout dye any place they sell tile.
     
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    I need floor cleaning tips.
     
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    It was the one part of our remodel that we found to be a problem. Even with the grout sealer it's a pain. Soda sounds dangerous.
     
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    Dye the grout? How difficult is that, do you have to go with a dark color?

    What kind of flooring?
     
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    Might as well, I lived through it, with ajax and chlorox bleach thrown in with the straight ammonia as well.
     
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    i was hoping you would be the guinea pig. :D
     
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    The plastic ish kind of tile...
     
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    The last house I did, the tile guy used antique white when he should have used bright white. I didn't watch him but it wasn't a big deal. He was in and out in a short amount of time.