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DIY Grout Brightner

Posted by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 10:09 PM
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http://www.discountqueens.com/page/3/

The DIY tip I did for this post though came from Autumn Martin. She suggests using Cream of Tartar on white grout to make it instantly brighter.

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I went through every room in my house looking for white grout and believe it or not, I don't have a single speck of it in here! I do have a back-splash with tan grout though. Honestly, I've never cleaned it and it was looking pretty dingy thanks to years of cooking right in front of it. This is what it looked like when I started (food stuck on the wall and everything).

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It's pretty gross.

All I did was open my little container of Cream of tartar and add a tiny bit of water to form a paste.

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Once my paste was ready to go, I dipped an unused toothbrush into it and scrubbed it right into my tan grout.

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After about 30 minutes, my paste looked like this...

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I can imagine how bright this would make white grout!

Anyway, once it was dry, I used a spray bottle to cover the grout in water and simply wiped it away with a paper towel. And guess what? My TAN grout got brighter too!!

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by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 10:09 PM
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specialwingz
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I've made a paste from peroxide and baking soda that works well, too.

matreshka
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Thanks for the tutorial!

chrissysnow22
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 2:58 PM
Nice. I usually use baking soda and peroxide too
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ziff130
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM

I have never used cream of tartar for that but a steam cleaner with a wire brush. :) I may try cream of tartar next time. I use baking soda and peroxide on my cookie sheets that start to turn brown and make them all metally (is that a word?) again. :)

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