Saturday, May 4, 2013

Grout Scrubbing

I have been cleaning the bathrooms.  It's horrible work, especially when parts just don't seem to ever look clean.  For example:


This is a picture of the icky, possibly sentient, black line along the base of the tub in my children's bathroom. The caulk there is old, and it's just not coming clean.  If only I could get it at least a little closer to its old, white self.

Wait a sec.  Didn't I just totally remove a bad stain (like a boss) from my mattress? Why, yes. Yes, I did.  I wonder if the same peroxide and baking soda combination would work here.   Let's try it!

Into the spray bottle went 4 ounces of peroxide and 1.5 tablespoons of baking soda.  Unfortunately, the spray bottle sucked (yay dollar store), and I wound up pouring the solution onto the stained area.

Ooo.  Foamy.

After 10 minutes, I gave it a good scrub.


Less creepy!

Now, I know it isn't perfect, BUT it's a good start.  What this allowed me to see was that the caulk at the base of the tub was totally failing.  Now all I need a tube of caulk (and fifteen minutes without interruption), and I can once again have a good seal at the base of this tub.  Finally.

1 comment:

  1. My bathroom tiles were a sight for sore eyes: the grout was stained and looked filthy. Sadly I couldn't afford to replace the grout for the entire bathroom. I found out about Nugrout products and decided to give it a try. I am amazed by how new my bathroom now looks with the new grout color, and how affordable the entire process was. Check out their website at http://www.nugrout.com. I highly recommend them.