Shower floor grout dingy

Shower floor grout dingy


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Old 04-17-2019, 12:40 PM
roob1 roob1 is offline
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For those who swear by vinegar, acid solutions from Lowes etc., and bleach products, below is what Sure Clean has to say. Maybe they are just pushing their product????

• Don’t use vinegar for cleaning tile. Vinegar is acidic and will damage grout and possibly bleach its color.
• Don’t use muriatic acid or other acidic cleaners. It is dangerous to people , pets and tile and grout.
• Don’t use bleach. It is acidic , corrosive and toxic and has the same effect on tile and grout as vinegar.
• Don’t use a dish detergent. This leaves a soapy residue and causes dullness.
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:26 PM
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Brenda.ball Brenda.ball is offline
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Bleach is actually a strong base. I wouldn't use it on grout either. Vinegar will deteriorate and weaken grout over time. Lowes, Home Depot, Ace all have good products for cleaning grout. Once cleaned, use grout seater. Grout sealer can be applied pretty simply over a weekend...if you are able to sit in the floor.
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:04 PM
TheWarriors TheWarriors is offline
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Another endorsement for Wet and Forget Shower spray. Be patient and it will work well over time.
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:17 PM
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I was also skeptical about Wet and Forget Shower, especially since it’s about $20. Ace Hardware highly recommended it so I gave it a try. As said earlier, the results are not immediate but over a two week period you’ll see the difference. You only spray it once, and no scrubbing. We now use it once every 7-10 days. Not sure what’s in it but it works well!
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:27 PM
BoatRatKat BoatRatKat is offline
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Originally Posted by villagetinker View Post
We bought a kit from Grout Shield, Grout Shield | Grout Restoration System | Grout Cleaner, gave them the name of our grout (from home warranty),and they shipped a cleaning kit, and a COLORED sealer that exactly matched the grout. I did the entire house, and we now have fully sealed grout the exact same color as original. Has been in the shower for over a year, looks great.
Thanks, I went to the site and it's inexpensive enough and looks easy but I know it's going to be a very time consuming project. Wish I would have just sealed it when we first moved in but there were so many other things to do at that time.
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