How to Remove Condiments from Grout

Food spills are bound to happen in the kitchen. Ketchup, mustard, and BBQ sauce can easily stain grout. From hot dogs and burgers to chicken and fries, there’s a lot of food we cook in our homes that we use condiments for. Whether we are squeezing a bottle or dipping a fry, there’s a chance something will drip or spill onto grout lines.

In most homes, grout is white or a lighter color, which means it can easily stain from condiments, which come in all sorts of colors. Since it is porous, grout will absorb condiments easily. Condiments can stain easily and grout can be difficult to clean, so this is a bad combination. With the right grout cleaning and sealing products, it will look like the food spill never happened.

Most DIY cleaning articles may tell you to clean up the condiments with bleach, ammonia or white vinegar. These chemicals may work, but they also aren’t really cleaning the grout, and many of these chemicals can cause the grout to crack or break.

To remove the condiment stains, you want to first blot the area dry with a clean cloth. Wipe the area clean. You may notice your grout is stained a brownish/reddish/yellowish tint now from the condiments. To remove the food stains, you will want to use Grout Shield’s Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner, which cleans and lifts deep and hard-to-clean stains out of the grout’s pores.

To use this cleaner, mix 1 ounce of the cleaner with 8 ounces of warm water. Then, brush the cleaner into the grout with a brush applicator. Let the mixture sit into the grout lines for a few minutes. Then, wipe away the cleaner with a sponge and towel dry the floor. The food discoloration will be gone.

Now, if the condiment stain still won’t fully go away, you can make the grout color look like new again with Grout Shield’s color sealer. You just squeeze the sealer into the grout lines. Then, spread it into the grout lines with a brush applicator or your finger and wipe away the excess with a towel or chamois. You can choose any color in the world to recolor your grout. Check out our grout colors.

If you don’t need to recolor your grout, you should seal it with clear grout sealer to protect it from future stains.

Check out the video below to see how easy it is to use and apply Grout Shield’s Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner and the color sealer.

Our cleaners and sealers are simple to use and apply. We guarantee your food stains will be gone! You can breathe easy whenever there’s food falling onto your floors. Grout Shield protects your grout!  For more information on Grout Shield products, click our grout cleaning product page, or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716

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