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mouldy grout

Post: #218530 greenorelse
Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:39 pm

OK: what's peoples' experiences in trying to keep white bathroom grout white and cleaning it once it isn't? Any simple solutions?
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Re: mouldy grout

Post: #218533 crowsashes
Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:49 pm

cotton wool soaked either in bleach ( not nice but works) or steralising solution and stuck to the grout overnight to get it nice and white/clean

then regular cleaning of it with vinegar or soap solution and very hot water then use a squeegee (i quite like that word :lol: ) to make sure you get the water off. if its dry its highly unlikely mould will grow. i run one over the shower just before i step out and have next to no mould growth.

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Re: mouldy grout

Post: #218534 greenorelse
Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:59 pm

Bleach, yuk, something I've never bought. Still, if used sparingly for this one job... still, it sticks in the craw! Thanks crowsashes, I'll give it some thought.
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Re: mouldy grout

Post: #218537 The Riff-Raff Element
Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:46 pm

greenorelse wrote:Bleach, yuk, something I've never bought. Still, if used sparingly for this one job... still, it sticks in the craw! Thanks crowsashes, I'll give it some thought.


Borrow / barter / buy a steam cleaner. Works a treat.

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Re: mouldy grout

Post: #218567 Mrs Moustoir
Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:46 am

Try toothpaste! Buy a cheap tube and smear it over the grimy grout, leave for a while then scrub with an old toothbrush.

Works a treat. :iconbiggrin:

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Re: mouldy grout

Post: #218568 crowsashes
Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:57 am

greenorelse wrote:Bleach, yuk, something I've never bought. Still, if used sparingly for this one job... still, it sticks in the craw! Thanks crowsashes, I'll give it some thought.


i cant stand it - makes me wheeze but when i first moved in here it NEEDED it :(

i dint feel save taking a shower after the state it was in... still it did work really well :mrgreen: steralising solution like milton etc is a bleach too so you could try that too.

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Re: mouldy grout

Post: #218583 Silver Ether
Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:24 pm

a paste of bicarb and vinegar applied and scrubbed with toothbrush leave a while the use a green scourer soaked in 50.50 vinegar and lemon juice plenty elbow grease .. rinse well and dry ... lots of people never think about drying tiles if the are in the shower... keep fresh by using a strong solution of vinegar diluted with water and add either tea tree or lavender to kill bugs... this is the only cleaner I use throughout our home.

The only bleach I use is in the toilet bowl about every six months and only then if I really need to and all my toilet furniture is lovely :icon_smile:
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Re: mouldy grout

Post: #219245 becks77
Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:28 pm

Have tried allsorts even bought some of that really expensive mould remover stuff, but have forund the best but smeeliest to be bleach, however I'm going to try the toothpast thing next time sounds great and would smell lovely. Thanks for the tip. :cheers:
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