Grout can get dirty pretty easily. That is more evident if you choose a lighter color for your tiles. Tiles resist stains and dirt but grout is porous. And it also absorbs dirt and spills, so it tends to get stained pretty easily. The same goes for Tec Power Grout as well.
So, where can you learn how to clean Tec Power Grout by yourself?
Well, you do so by following our 5 step solution that walks you through the whole process and getting the job done accordingly. You’ll wipe the grout with hot water, apply a cleaning solution, get rid of stubborn stains with sandpaper and finish it off with a grout sealer.
So, now that you know the whole game plan, let’s get down and start playing right away.
Things You’ll Need
- Nylon Scrubbing Pad.
Here are some of our recommendations-
- 3M Scotch-Brite Dobie All-Purpose Pads.
- Multi-Purpose Scrub Sponges for Kitchen– Best Kitchen Sponges.
- Xlarge Tile Grout Sponge. -Best grout sponge
- A Cleaning Solution.
- A Brush.
Here is a list of the Best grout cleaning brush–
- OXO Good Grips All Purpose Scrub Brush.
- Grout Brush with Long Handle Included -Best Long Handle Grout Brush.
- Libman 18 Tile and Grout Brush.
Here are three of my personal recommendations–
- 3M Wetordry Sandpaper- 320 grit sandpaper.
- 120 To 3000 Assorted Grit Sandpaper.
- 3M 9019 General Purpose Sandpaper Sheets.
How to Clean Tec Power Grout?
Here are the 5 steps that you can follow to clean tec power grout, in complete detail.
Step 1: Wipe Down with Hot Water
First, wipe down the grout with hot water to remove surface dirt and grime. For Tec Power Grout, spills should be wiped up immediately.
But, if any stains are left behind, you can scrub the grout with some warm water using a nylon scrubbing pad. This will take away most of the stains.
Once you’re done here, move on to the next step in our list. It tends to have more stubborn stains.
Step 2: Apply Cleaning Solution
Now it’s time to apply some cleaning solution to the grout surface. This is for advanced cleaning.
You can make your own in a spray bottle by mixing a 50-50 solution of vinegar and water. Now, spray on the grout, let it stand for five minutes.
Once the five minutes are over, scrub it with a brush. Use a toothbrush or some other scrub brush for the grout.
For some more scrubbing power, you can use an electric toothbrush. Don’t use a metal brush. It will scratch the tile and can knock out pieces of the grout.
Rinse thoroughly with warm water when you’re done here. You can also use commercially prepared cleaning solutions or diluted bleach.
Here are of our recommended cleaning solutions:
|Our Recommended Cleaning Solutions|
Here’s a great article on the Best Gutter Cleaning Solution – Find The One That Fits Your Need.
Move on to the next step when you’re done with this one.
Step 3: Clean Stubborn Stains
Now, let’s try to bring out eyes to stubborn stains. In this case, we have to pull off a different approach.
For stubborn grout stains, put together a paste of two parts baking soda and one part water. Apply it to the stain and let it sit overnight.
The scrub the grout with a nylon brush. Rinse thoroughly with hot water when you’re done.
In case you have a porous tile like marble, use a lesser acidic solution. The reason behind this being that vinegar can stain your tile as well.
Now, mix one-part peroxide with two-parts baking soda and scrub the grout with a soft brush.
Once you’re done here, move on to the next step on our list here.
Step 4: Use Sandpaper
You can also use sandpaper to remove stains from grout. Fold the sandpaper and work the creased edge back and forth along the grout line.
You can also use a pencil-top eraser. Rub it back and forth across the stained grout line. Rinse thoroughly with hot water when you’re done.
Step 5: Apply Grout Sealer
Once you’ve finished cleaning, let the grout dry for 24 hours. After that, put on a silicone-based grout sealer to protect from stains and dirt in the future.
You’ll have to apply the sealer again after two years, or more often if the grout is in an area that is used a lot.
Those were all the 5 steps to cleaning your Tec Power Grout. Now, let’s answer some of your questions.
Question: How long should I let the grout dry before starting to clean the residue after applying it?
Answer: We recommend that you allow the grout to dry at least 30-60 minutes depending on how much airflow the room has. If it has an adequate amount of airflow, then 30 minutes would do. But if the room doesn’t have the amount of airflow that you need, it’s better to wait for 60 minutes just to be safe.
Question: Are there any temperature limitations in installing Tec Power Grout?
Answer: Yes, unfortunately, there is one such limitation. You cannot install the power grout at temperatures less than 50 degrees on the Fahrenheit scale or 10 degrees on the Celsius scale.
Question: What is the maximum shelf life of Tec Power Grout?
Answer: According to Tec, your power grout will be fine up on the shelf up to a maximum of 24 months or 2 years from the date of manufacture. Provided that it is unopened.
Question: How long should I rub warm water on the grout to remove normal stains?
Answer: You should scrub the grout surface with warm water and a white nylon scrubbing pad for at least 60 seconds. Otherwise, the stain will not want to budge.
Question: What kind of precautions should I take before using any cleaning product on the tile grout?
Answer: We recommend that you use the cleaner in another spot before straight to the tile grout. That will ensure if the cleaner is compatible or not and save you a lot of tussles.
That was all that we had on how to clean Tec power grout. We laid out these 5 steps to make your life easier and we hope they helped like they’re supposed to.
Make sure you follow our instructions carefully. This will make sure that you don’t botch your tiles in the process. So, be very careful about this one.
Other than that, if you think we missed something or you want us to cover something else, we are open to suggestions. Throw them at us.
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Till then, stay safe and healthy.