D.I.Y. grout cleaning tips and tools

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Project Overview

Over time, the grout between tiles can become discoloured and even mouldy. However, with the right tools, you’d be surprised how easy it is to clean grout and rejuvenate your bathroom. We’ll show you the tools and materials you need, including safety gear, to get your bathroom tiles looking brand new. 

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Clean tile area and grout
2 Apply grout cleaner
3 Brush down the grout
4 Touch up areas with a grout pen
  • Step 1. Clean tile area and grout

    With a damp cloth, wipe down your bathroom tiles and grout. You can also give the floor a sweep and a mop to get rid of any dust and grit in the area.

  • Step 2. Apply grout cleaner

    Before applying grout cleaner, make sure you have all of your safety gear on, including ventilation mask, eye protection and gloves. Spray your grout cleaner along the grout and then give it a couple of minutes to sink in. You can give problem areas a few sprays with the cleaner. 

  • Step 3. Brush down the grout

    With some warm water and a scrubbing brush, brush along the grout lines. You can then use a grout tool to rake any mould from the grout that is still remaining.

  • Step 4. Touch up areas with a grout pen

    You can also use a grout pen to paint along the grout lines to brighten them up. Shake your pen well before use and then carefully follow the line of the grout to rejuvenate your tiles.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Bucket
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Safety glasses
  • Gloves
  • Grout cleaning kit
  • Mop
  • Rags
  • Scrubbing brush
  • Ventilation mask

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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