How to whiten bathroom joints?
There are a multitude of joints to maintain and clean in a bathroom. Over time the seals can turn yellow and even blacken… So what to do?
Today I offer you some tips and tricks to maintain and naturally whiten bathroom joints.
1. Whiten the tile joints with vinegar
Tile joints in a bathroom can blacken and become very dirty over time if you don’t take the time to maintain and clean them occasionally.
Here is how to use white vinegar to whiten joints:
- In a bowl pour 1 cup of white vinegar and add 2 tablespoons of washing up liquid.
- Gently mix the solution, soak an old toothbrush and scrub the joints.
- Use a damp cloth to rinse the tile joints and allow to dry.
You can use this vinegar trick to whiten all tile joints in the bathroom. You can also use lemon juice with a little table salt to naturally whiten joints.
2. Whiten bathroom grout with toothpaste
Another product we all have at home that can be used to whiten bathroom grout is white paste toothpaste (do not use gel toothpaste).
- Scrub the yellowed or grayish seams vigorously with a brush and toothpaste.
- Leave the toothpaste on the joints for 10 minutes and scrub again.
- Rinse with water and repeat as needed if the joints have not turned completely white again.
You can use toothpaste to whiten tile joints, but also to clean silicone joints.
3. Whiten Shower Grouts with Baking Soda
If you’re looking for a way to clean and whiten shower grout blackened due to moisture and mold then this baking soda and hydrogen peroxide recipe is the solution to that problem.
- In a bowl add 4 tablespoons of baking soda with hydrogen peroxide.
- The mixture should be somewhat runny to be easy to apply to bathroom grout.
- Rub the joints with this solution and an old toothbrush and leave to act for several hours.
- Rinse with water and repeat as needed if there are still mold stains.
You can also use a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar to whiten your bathroom grout.
4. Remove black stains from bathroom grout with black soap
Another natural trick to whiten bathroom grout that has become black or greyish over time is to use liquid black soap.
Black soap is indeed an excellent natural cleaner for the home and particularly for the bathroom as you will discover here:
- In a bowl mix 2 tablespoons of liquid black soap with 2 cups of water.
- Apply and scrub dirty and clogged gaskets with a slightly abrasive brush or sponge.
- Rinse the joints and tiles with water and repeat if you still see black marks on the joints and tiles.
You can use the black soap to naturally clean the joints around the bathtub, in the shower and other tile joints in the house.