The easiest and BEST way to clean grout

This post is sponsored by Clorox. All opinions are my own.

Cleaning grout can be a very tedious and often frustrating task. With a few simple tools and cleaning products, you too can discover the best way to clean grout in your home.

Using a bleach pen and power brush to clean grout

With our backyard project over the spring and summer, things have been a little dusty inside and my grout seems to have absorbed a lot of the dust and dirt from the backyard. Combined with every day family life, it needed a major refresh. Over the past few months, we’ve had a few different events at our home and clean floors are a MUST.  Cleaning before parties and events are absolutely crucial to a stress-free day and such a small thing makes a huge difference in
how your space looks and feels!

Materials to clean grout

The best way to clean grout

  1. First, sweep your floors to remove any loose debris from your tile. You can also use a vacuum with a hard-surface attachment for this step.
  2. Using the Clorox Bleach Pen go over your grout lines with a generous amount of the Bleach Pen Gel. You could also use Clorox Clean Up Cleaner + Bleach but we prefer the Bleach Pen for smaller grout lines as it allows for more precision cleaning.

Using a bleach pen to clean grout

3. Let the Bleach Pen Gel sit on the grout lines for 10-15 minutes for best results.

Using bleach to clean grout

4.  While the product sits on the grout, attach the scrub brush attachment to the power drill.

Use this amazing tip to clean grout

5. Using the power drill and scrub brush, scrub the grout lines and work the Clorox Bleach Pen Gel into the surface.

How to clean grout with a drill

6. Wipe excess Clorox Bleach Pen Gel from the tile and continue to work around the area that you want cleaned.

The BEST way to clean grout

7. Finally, mop floors for a complete clean that will make your floors look and feel like new and ready to host family and friends!

The Best way to clean grout

This same method can be used on bathroom floors, walls, backsplash tile and more. Having a clean space is always our favorite way to prepare for anything happening in your home even if it’s just sharing it with people you love doing your everyday life! Because a clean home sets the stage a happy, relaxed and stress-free home.

The easiest and BEST way to clean grout!

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  • Reply
    November 1, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    I assume you have the caveat that this is for porcelain tile only? Or light colored grout? This can’t be a safe method for marble floors.

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    November 2, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Can you use the bleach and brush c look eager on all the tile squares not just the grout?

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    Website UNDANGQQ
    May 7, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Great idea dude..

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    Jeannine spangler
    June 25, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Don’t have drill brush can I use toothbrush?

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    June 18, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Hey, thank you for your writing. I was looking for the best and easiest way to clean grout and tile floors for my bathroom. Your article is knowledgeable and helpful and I’m going to share it along with my wife.

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    Paulo Yvonny
    May 5, 2021 at 2:48 am

    That’s a fantastic idea, man.

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    Ken Ploeger
    September 1, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Wow very impressed here on grout. Since I manage properties for people, there’s always tenants making awful decisions causing grout to grow in the bathroom. Thanks!

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    Milwaukee Masonry
    September 1, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Cleaning grout is definitely an annoying job, but at least there’s good tips like this one. Nice post!

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    Nick Hucke
    September 8, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Man this is a solid article on grout cleaning. Honestly, it’s one of those nasty things people like me hate to clean. But these tips are solid so thanks!

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    Furnace Fixing
    September 15, 2021 at 6:46 am

    Grout is such a pain. No joke. It’s just a nuisance and frustrating. So nice topic and tips to handle it!

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