Having beautiful tiles is a great addition to the viewing pleasure of any home. Along with the nice looking tiles that you picked up, having a fresh and clean grout gives your bathroom a whole new look. Not only does it beautify the outlook of your bathroom, but also acts as a protective layer that helps to prevent water from seeping between the tiles.
Mildew Stained Grout
Grouts in bathroom would usually wear down faster due to the frequent contact with water that will cause the growth of mold and mildew.
One way to remove mildew from grout is to mix vinegar and baking soda, and using an old toothbrush as an applicator to scrub the grout with the mixture. Following on, you can do some preventive measure such as spraying grout with bleach water to keep mildew away.
Cracks In Grout
When you see cracks in your grout, it’s time to re-grout your tiles!
5 steps on re-grouting your tiles:
Things you will need:
Grout Remover tool
Step 1: Preparation
Before you start regrouting tiles, first, put on a pair of protective gloves and a dust mask to guard against all the dust and debris that will surface later on.
Lay out a drop cloth (Nippon plastic drop cloth) over the floor if you’re grouting the walls to prevent scratches
Put all the plugs in/ stick a masking tape over the drains to prevent debris from falling in.
Step 2: Remove Old Grout
Removal of grout is actually the most time and energy consuming part of the whole process.
This can actually be done by using a grout remover/grout saw.
Tools have to be handled carefully to avoid scratching the tiles.
After doing the best you can in removing the grout, use a flat-head screwdriver to run through the seam and scrape out additional stubborn pieces of grout stuck within.
Use a shop vacuum to clean up all the debris and dust left on your bathroom tiles.
Go over it with bleach or mildew remover to make sure that all the mold and mildew is removed before applying a new layer of grout over it (Selleys Rapid Mould Killer).
Step 4: Seal off/maintaining grout Seal off the grout with Selleys White For Life Sealer after allowing the grout to set for 3 days. It help to maintain whiteness and achieve long term stain & mold resistance.