Grout Cleaning - How to clean grout the easy way
People often ask me the best way to clean grout? There is a very simple formula to make a fantastic job of cleaning grout each and every time, it’s called pre wetting. I find it incredulous that many people struggle to clean grout effectively yet, they all without exception make the same mistakes by either trying to clean grout when the floor is dry, without pre wetting, or they try to clean grout using a pad instead of a brush. A pad just skims straight over whereas a brush gets right in to all the grout lines and the pits and fissures of the tile. Failure is a result of the technique being wrong and the cleaning product they applied is now sitting at the bottom of the porous grout doing absolutely no good whatsoever. The correct methods is as follows:
YOU WILL NEED
A Mono Rotary Machine fitted with a tank and soft to medium brush.
A Wet Vacuum.
SRP X-Treme heavy Duty Tile & Grout Cleaner.
SRP Hone Powder 220 or 320 Grit.
SRP Pink pH Neutral Cleaner.
Soak the tile and grout with water prior to cleaning, when you come to add the SRP X-Treme Heavy Duty Tile & Grout High Alkaline Cleaner diluted according to the severity of the staining from a ratio of 10:1 for a mild clean up to 2:1 if really heavily soiled it will, because of the pre wetting sit on the surface and begin to work its magic. Mix the dilution correctly and simply add it to the tank of the the mono rotary machine. You then allow it to dwell / sit on the surface then agitate with a soft to medium brush. Then allow to dwell again, agitate and extract with a wet vacuum. Finally rinse with SRP Pink pH Neutral Cleaner and extract again. The grout comes up immaculate each and every time. If it is really really soiled, on the 2nd agitate phase sprinkle some SRP Honing Powder 220 or 320 Grit into the mix, this then acts like a liquid sandpaper and cleans the surface mechanically by removing a few microns off the surface (If you listen carefully at this stage you can actually hear the honing powder cutting). So now you have a chemical and mechanical clean at the same time. Finally seal with SRP Impregnating Sealer to protect the tile and grout and make it easier to clean next time.