Scrub stained grout with a small brush dipped in a strong solution made up of 3/4 cup bleach and 1 gallon of water. A toothbrush works well. To avoid scratching the grout away, don't scrub too hard.
Dab blood-stained tiles with hydrogen peroxide or diluted bleach.
Use hot water and detergent to wash away coffee, tea or juice. Blot with hydrogen peroxide or diluted bleach if necessary.
Freeze the area to remove gum, wax and tar. You can do this easily by putting ice cubes in a zip-style bag and laying it over the stained area. When the material solidifies, use a craft stick to scrape away as much of the substance as possible. Blot the remaining residue with nonflammable paint thinner.
Wash away grease and fat-based stains with club soda and water.
Soak a cloth in diluted bleach and lay it on top of ink and dye stains until the stain is lifted.
Scrub iodine with diluted ammonia and be sure to rinse well. Scrub Mercurochrome with diluted beach.
Dissolve nail-polish stains on tile with nail-polish remover. If a little bit of the stain is left behind, dab it with hydrogen peroxide or diluted bleach.
Things You Will Need
- Scrub brush
- Nail-polish remover
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Dish detergent
- Ice cubes
- Zip-style baggies
- Craft stick
- Nonflammable paint thinner
- Club soda
- If grout becomes too heavily stained, the best thing to do is to remove it. Buy or rent a grout-removal tool and run it carefully along the grout, being careful not to scratch the surrounding tiles.