Reno right: How to regrout your bathroom

The grout between your bathroom tiles is prone to damage over time. Additionally, grimy grout is also a home for mould and mildew. So clean it out or apply new grout if necessary to avoid long term damage to your bathroom walls.

1. Water and brush
To start off the cleaning process, use a stiff bristled brush and plain water. Brush gently to remove the loose mould and grime and maintain a constant flow of water so it will wash off the tiles. Be careful to not to be too abrasive and only use heavy force on tougher stains. Warm water can also be used for a more effective cleaning.

2. Add vinegar
For tougher stains that refuse to budge, head to the kitchen and break out that bottle of vinegar. Create your own stain buster by filling a spray bottle with a 50-50 mix of vinegar and water. Spray the concoction on the grout, let sit for a few minutes, then proceed to scrub with a soft brush. Use warm water to rinse off when you are done.

3. Keep it up
The best practice is to keep a bottle of that vinegar and water mix in your bathroom at all times. That way it becomes a convenient habit to spray down areas like the shower that gets the most water contact. Do it at least 2-3 times a week so no mould and grime will accumulate, saving you the chore of cleaning it up in the future.

TOPICS: Renovation