I’ve previously talked about keeping your bottoms clean, but this week, as part of a sponsored ambassadorship for SocialStars, we’re talking about keeping your cracks clean. #ZepSocialStars
And by cracks, I mean your grout lines, not any actual body cracks or anything. That crack on your ceiling? That needs some spackle and a fresh coat of paint – both of which can be found at Home Depot along with your favorite Zep Commercial cleaning products. I don’t want to talk about those cracks. We’re talking about the cracks in your tile that slowly go from a gorgeous off-white or grey to a stained brown in what seems like the blink of an eye. If your kids are anything like mine, the grout under your table is absolutely the worst.
I used to have issues with tile grout in the bathtub, but where we live now, we have those plastic all-in-one shower/bath things, so we have no grout in the bathtub, only the floor tiles.
There’s nothing worse than having guests coming into town for the first time and realizing one of two things:
- That your great room is only half painted
- That your cracks are dirty as all heck
There was very little I could do about the half painted great room – we’re out of paint and haven’t bought more – but luckily I was freshly stocked up with Zep Grout Cleaner & Whitener, so I was able to get my cracks super clean before company arrived.
I got this little toothbrush tool from Home Depot near the Zep Grout Cleaner & Whitener, but a regular old toothbrush would be fine, just make sure you toss it when you’re done. It would be a shame for that to wind up back in your mouth, you know?
Cleaning your cracks isn’t as difficult as it seems. You just squirt your Zep Grout Cleaner & Whitener on your grout then let it sit for 2-3 minutes. That’s just enough time for a little dance party with your dog.
Then wield your chemical-proof gloves and then go to town on your grout with a toothbrush or grout brush. I wiped the excess up then went back over it with water and my trusty mop to seal the deal.
Now my cracks and my bottoms are clean. Yours can be too, and it won’t take all day.Don’t be caught with dirty cracks, run to Home Depot now and grab your own Zep Commercial Grout Cleaner & Whitener.