Clean Grout Lines Using Chemical-Free Products


Clean grout lines using harmless, chemical-free products.. all you’ll need is: 7 cups water, 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/3 cup lemon juice, 1/2 cup baking soda. Mix all four ingredients in a bucket or bowl. Scrub the grout with a small scrub brush or toothbrush, wiping off the excess with a washcloth. Enjoy the wonderful and immediate results ..


35 Responses to “Clean Grout Lines Using Chemical-Free Products”

  1. Arjun K says:

    can this procedure work when the floor is filled with water? or the floor has to be dry?

  2. Jane says:

    It would probably be best to dry as much as possible . So as to not dilute the mixture.

  3. Esther says:

    I don’t understand the use of both vinegar (acid) and bakingsoda (base), because they neutralize each other and are not effective anymore, at least the PH value is lower. Wouldn’t it be easier to add less vinegar of lemon juice then?

  4. Marg says:

    Well I couldn’t wait to try it as my white grout is not so beautiful anymore.
    This mixture didn’t do a thing. Don’t waste your time and money 🙁

  5. monika says:

    it is a silicone not just cleaned tiles. you can seee it on the end of this white part

  6. Angie says:

    El agua debe estar caliente, fría o no interesa ?

  7. ed says:

    Complete loss as what to even say. Everything you listed is a chemical. Everything around us in the material world is composed of chemicals. Water is a chemical compound.

    I thought by saying chemical free you might be using something like telekinesis. Disappointed.

  8. Jen says:

    This solution worked wonders on my beige grout! The final results look exactly like the posted picture! My house is all tile! I’m using this solution throughout my house! Thanks!

  9. Deb says:

    I’ve tried this and other mixtures but the best one I’ve found is Clorox gel bleach mixed with Comet to make a paste. Put on grout with old toothbrush and let sit overnight. Beautiful grout in the morning!

  10. Jennifer says:

    What if you have a tile floor that is in a store, and the grout is the color of a reddish color, like one of those planting pots (cant think of the name of them, they are a common pot). And you have a big floor to do?? You cant get on your hands and knees and use a tooth brush to clean the grout, any suggestions for a bigger floor and something that can be done in less time?

    • G.G. Glover says:

      In cleaning grout, the colour is irrelevant. Terracotta red just hides more dirt than white. I suggest you spray the solution over a 4-5 foot wide area then use a “side-to-side” rotary floor scrubber with natural bristle brush attachment. The white or pale blue pads will clean too, but don’t always reach low enough into the grout lines to scrub well. After working a length of 8-10 feet, put aside the scrubber and mop up with clear water. Be sure to change water frequently.

    • Amanda says:

      …exactly why can’t you get on your hands and knees and use a toothbrush to clean a bigger floor? That’s what I did, and I just turned 70. It took 6 hours, and I did 3 hours one day and 3 hours a couple of days later..250 sq. ft. bathroom.

  11. Matt D says:

    I wonder if the type of vinegar matters? I have 3-4 different types. Of course I wouldn’t try the red vinegars, but I think I have cider, rice and one other that escapes me right now…

    • Beth W says:

      I would think they mean white vinegar. When we’re talking cleaning — that is usually the one they mean. I’ve seen a few things that require apple cider vinegar, but they usually call it that.

  12. Melissa says:

    Can anyone give me the ingredients cause I can not even see what they are

  13. Bryan says:

    WOW! Chemical free? THEY MUST BE MADE OF PURE PIXIE SOULS! CHEMICAL FREE!!! WOWSERS! NO CHEMICALS! That means NO WATER! (Water is a chemical.) That means NO VINEGAR! (Vinegar is a mixture of the chemicals water and acetic acid.) That means NO LEMON JUICE! (Lemon juice is a very complex mixture of multiple chemicals.) That means NO BAKING SODA! (Baking soda is the chemical sodium bicarbonate.) Nope, NONE OF THESE CHEMICALS APPEAR IN THE MAGIC CLEANING MIXTURE! Right? Right? Right?

    After all, only an utter moron who is too stupid to be allowed outside without supervision would claim that a mixture of water, vinegar, lemon juice, and baking soda contains “no chemicals”

    • P. Thompson says:

      How rude of you! You know she meant no ‘harsh’ or poisonious to the environment ‘chemicals’. Why are you even commenting on this issue? As you say, “only a moron” would misunderstand this.

  14. Chancellor says:

    Can this be used to clean the grout between marble tiles? Will this adversely effect the marble?

    • Hanna says:

      Hi, I have not used this mixture but depending on how the marble is treated, I would avoid acids such as vinegar or citrus fruits (lemon juice) as they can leave white marks… so this might not be for the marble…

  15. kjl says:

    Goodness, of course it’s white vinegar, it’s $2 a gal; although I’m sure you can use organic cold pressed cidar vinegar at $6 a

  16. Lorne says:

    I mixed a smaller amount and tried this. Scrubbed hard with a toothbrush. Made virtually no difference whatsoever even after trying a few times.

  17. Hmm says:

    When you mix baking soda and vinegar they nutrilize each other… and you’ve dissolved the scrubbing power of the baking soda by dissolving it in liquid. Did I mention this photo appears to be a recycled picture of recently replaced and re-grouted tile? see the over-grouting on the edges? Geez

  18. skymechanic says:

    The active substance in vinegar is Acetic acid. Acetic acid is a chemical.
    The active substance in lemonjuice is Citric acid. Citric acid is a chemical.
    The active substance in bakingpowder is Sodium Bicarbonate. sodium Bicarbonate is a chemical.

    Stop talking nonsense.

    • geezerpk says:

      I think the point is that the ingredients, although they could technically be called chemicals, are pretty much benign to the human body and the environment. Hell, you could drink the stuff, if you were so inclined, and it wouldn’t endanger your health, but I’m sure you wouldn’t chose it for a regular part of your diet.

  19. Michelle clark says:

    Mam..u can use vinegar on almost everything under the sun except marble…it takes away the sheen. Ive cleaned for 20 years

  20. Michelle clark says:

    How is lemon juice a chemical?????

  21. A. Nuran says:

    Silly lies. All of these things are chemicals.

  22. Don says:

    Amazes me there are so many chemists reading this post and very few of them can spell “neutralize” or “salt” or any other term you’d think a chemist would know.
    Oh, you mean you’re NOT chemists? You just feel the need to pontificate because you know the difference between acids and bases? Okay… all cleared up now. Please don’t forget–punctuation and spelling are your friends. They help you appear to be as smart as you think.

  23. Carl Anders says:

    This article shows some great tips for cleaning grout if you have light dirt build-up. Anything deeper or grout that has been neglected for a long time will require more heavy-duty methods like an acidic cleaning solution or mechanical buffer.

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