Many sellers pay close attention to home staging, and even place just the right accessories on the bathroom counter. But don’t forget to scrub the shower and counter top tile!
Stone and tile both make beautiful flooring but when the grout becomes dirty and stained it can end up looking grimy and detract from the overall look of your house. There are cleaning solutions to most grout stains that will save you the money of having to replace your grout. A pH-neutral tile cleaner can be found at any tile store. Find one that doesn’t contain bleach (unless your grout is bright white) as this will lighten the grout. Always wear gloves to protect your hands from harmful chemicals.
The first step you’re going to do is pour some of the cleaning solution onto the floor and, using a soft-bristle brush, work it into the grout. Then, with a sponge and water, rinse the grout thoroughly. Soak up as much water as you can with a rag to expose stains as water will darken the grout leaving the stains hidden.
For coffee, juice and wine stains, scrub the grout with a bleach-free cleaner and allow this to do its work for a few minutes. Then rinse thoroughly. For rust and hard water stains, use a bleach-free scouring powder. For fresh paint use a commercial grade paint remover as directed by the label. For dry paint, you’ll want to scrape it gently with a razor to loosen its bond with the floor. If this doesn’t do the trick, use a paint remover. For oil stains, use a detergent that is free of dye. With this home cleaning tip your floor will look good as new in no time!
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