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#1 of 4 Old 07-29-2011, 06:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm trying to clean our 1950s tiled bathroom. Some of the tiles in the shower area have mold growing in the grout. I have been able to get some of it clean with my fingernails! I'm using natural cleaners, which I think work fine, but is there some sort of tool I can use to scrape the gunk and mold off the grout? 

 

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I find a nail brush works really well, especially if you just do a few lines with it near the end of a shower so all the gunk is softened up by the steam. Good luck.

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You can buy a special grout brush at the home improvement store (lowe's here.) And vinegar is supposed to be good to clean it too.

 

My DH is a tile setter and this is how he does it if it's not super duper bad.


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If you pour hydrogen peroxide over it, the grossness will bubble right out! The first time I did it, I think I might have actually done a little dance, it works so well.

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