cleaning grout

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cleaning grout

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A lot of my customer presume they need their bathroom re grouted when they cant get it clean. I have found this grot buster stuff to be the best to clean the grout, and it appears to keep it clean for much longer.

The 'dirt' appears to be shower gel and shampoo that clings to the grout. I have always used HG grout cleaner before, but this takes longer to work, and doesnt work as well as this stuff.

The Grot Buster Liquid clings to the surface, and the bottle has a fine nozzle on it that directs the bleach accurately onto the grout line. Only thing to do is to have the window open as it stinks.

Some pictures..........the last one the grout is still drying, so is shaded slightly differently over surface.

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apply grout buster
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wash off after 5 minutes.......like new
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forgot to add.........not scrubbing etc required, just apply and wash off


and, I dont have shares in Domestos.....honest :wink:
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another grot buster success :thumbright:
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Before





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After, with the silicon replaced as well


You can also get the stuff in poundland now.............and yes, its £1 :lol:
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When its as bad as job above, I also use one of these very usefull brushes

http://www.lakeland.co.uk/21651/Lakelan ... rout-Brush
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That is what you call a good result :thumbright:
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That seams too good to be true.............will have to get some.

Cheers for the tip
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its true..........apart from the fumes from it. You really need a fan at a open window, or you start feeling sick :puke:
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looks great, migh give tha a go, some sh#t I just cannot get off! :sad:
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once its cleaned properly, this stuff will keep the silicon mould free. Just spray on silicon twice a week, and wash off 5-10 minutes later.

http://www.lakeland.co.uk/mould-remover ... duct/20284

If mould is already on/within the silicon, then this stuff normally doesnt work. In this case, you need to replace the silicon. It just ensures that mould doesnt appear again




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Re: cleaning grout

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AH! This is exactly what im looking for, i posted on another comment about "grout" but for plaster and i have tiles, this is really helpful and now i can FINALLY get rid of that nasty blackened out part of my shower. :D
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Re: cleaning grout

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Very useful Thank You. Saved me scraping the joints out
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Re: cleaning grout

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@ Jamessmith1875 Please don't dig up old threads.
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