The Easiest Way to Clean and Whiten Grout Without Scrubbing

Today I'm sharing with you not only the easiest way to clean grout without scrubbing but the fastest way to clean grout. 

Before picture of dirty grout

I had always thought that the grout in my bathroom didn't look too bad until I took a good look at the picture below.

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Clean Grout

I clean my tub and tile regularly so the thought of the grout needing to be perked up didn't even occur to me but then I heard about Zep Grout Cleaner and Whitener and I thought what the heck, I'd check it out.  I truly didn't anticipate any change in my grout but oh my goodness was I surprised (in a GOOD way!).

Dirty grout in bathtub

The application was easy. There is a built-in squirt top and I just squirted it onto the grout and then the magic happened.

No Scrub Grout Cleaner

Without any effort or scrubbing on my part, the grout started to lighten up right before my very eyes.  I was shocked (and thrilled!).  I then started to do all of the grout - I became a little obsessed but the results brought me joy (I love cleaning and when things are clean...what can I say?!?).

Bottle of Zep Commercial Grout Cleaner and Whitener - the easiest way to clean grout

I did have a small toothbrush handy in case I needed to scrub which I didn't use but if you have grout that needs a little more attention, as might be the case when you want to clean floor grout, you may need one for the tougher stains but as I said, I didn't need to scrub at all and my grout was pretty nasty.

Bottle of Zep Grout Cleaner and Whitener - the easiest way to clean grout without scrubbing

Zep Grout Cleaner and Whitener is a BLEACH FREE professional formula that renews and protects any grout color.  My grout isn't white but a little bit of an ivory tone and before reading the label I thought it wouldn't do anything for my grout but it is safe for any color and it certainly did brighten things up!

As a total side note, the Zep Grout Cleaner and Whitener can be used to remove rust stains from concrete.  I didn't try it in my garage yet but I had some rust stains in my bathtub.  The product that dripped down onto the rust removed it almost completely and that made me very happy! It's not recommended for that but I wanted to share with you my results.

The Zep Grout Cleaner and Whitener gets The How-To Home's Official Product Seal of Approval for doing exactly what it said it would do and more.

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  1. LindaSonia says:

    Gee, I sure wish you would have shown a 'before and after' photo.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Hi Linda - thanks for bringing up a great point. The lighting between the before and after was different because of the time of day so my first inclination was to not include it but after your comment I went ahead and uploaded it so you (and others) can see the difference.

      Have a great day - mb

  2. Thank you for this very helpful article! I usually get my tile and grout cleaned once a year by a local tile cleaner, but we moved away and I haven't found another cleaner yet. So, I purchased the Zep Grout Cleaner and Whitener and used it on our bathroom grout. The grout in my home was very dirty, so I did have to scrub some areas to get it clean, but overall the results were worth it!