How to clean old grout in retro bathroom floor tiles? Sleeping Bee Alice plays the role of Queen of Clean. Thanks, Alice, very impressive. I do want to caution – as I have been doing cleaning research, too — to be very careful about what you use on the glazed tile itself. That glazed finish can come off, even with a scotch brite pad, so treat it very carefully. More on tile cleaning to come.
Read on for Alice’s solution (pun!) —>
I’ve made a discovery that perhaps some of your readers could benefit from. You’ll recall the blue tiles in my bathroom (the ones PSS wanted to duplicate). I had scrubbed the grout with every cleaner imaginable and then was easily convinced when someone told me that the grout in this bathroom wasn’t actually white, it was “bisque”. However, just recently a friend asked if she could try a little product on them to see if she could brighten them and voila!, we actually do have white grout! I have attached the photos so you can see the before and after difference. One hour and half a bottle of Zep (that’s the name of the product, available at Home Depot) later, and I have a blue and white bathroom – not blue and bisque!
Hope this is useful to your readers. What a great site RR is…thanks for keeping up the good work.
p.s. Lest you think that I am a neat freak or something, since all of my questions to you have been about cleaning, that’s just the phase we are in of our move in process to our mid-century home. Really, it cracks my husband up to think there is a group of people out there that might have the impression that I’m all about cleaning