Grout Cleaning Made Easy With information...
Have you ever tried to clean tile and grout yourself? If you have, you know how time consuming and labor intensive it can be! If it is within your budget,
I would seriously consider letting a trained professional handle this chore for you. However, if you simply can't afford the .50 sq. ft. that most
companies charge, there is a way to effectively clean your own tile and grout without breaking the bank.
Your main focus should be on choosing quality products to make your job as easy as possible. Having these materials will literally save your hours of
time and labor. Hopefully, you already have some of these items tucked away in your garage somewhere just waiting to be found. Of course, anything
that you don't have can be purchased at your local Home Depot store.
Chemical Pump Up Sprayer
Grout Cleaning Brush w/pole
Mop and Bucket
Shop Vac w/attachments
Brass Bristle Toothbrush
Latex Rubber Gloves
Disposable Shop Towels
Before cleaning, you should measure the sq. ft. of the floor you are cleaning as you will need this information so you buy enough sulfamic acid to clean
with. Cover any stainless steel appliances with several rows of masking tape or plastic wrap to keep the acid from etching the stainless and ruining the
cosmetic appearance of your appliances. Dusts mop and sweep your tile to remove large debris and dust from the floor. Mix your mop bucket with 4
oz. of white vinegar for each gallon of water used. Make sure your mop head is brand new, so you won't smear any dirty water on your clean floor. You
will use your mop to help clean up the acid after scrubbing the grout.
Mix your sulfamic acid with water in your pump up sprayer according to directions, wearing rubber gloves. You should have at least a 2 gallon sprayer
as this will cover around 700 to 1000 sq. ft. of tile when mixed 50/50, We recommend the powdered crystal acid from Home Depot. I have personally
used this on many of my jobs when my chemical