Cream or black, what color is my grout? The answer? Both colors are true, unfortunately. So along with a new home to my family, though the home is only 5 years old, came lots of dirt and grime, and many boogers too! It is one thing to clean up after your own family, but to clean up everyone elses grime is grossing me out.
On one of my previous posts with the paper illusion you can see that we did the walls in the entire house. We used a lot of elbow grease to get the clean, and then to paint and do the paper illusion. Now we are back at the elbow grease again! However we are finding the new project a little bit easier! Grout, is not a fun job, but something that needed to be done. So, I have been looking at it for the past couple of months, debating on hiring someone to do it (which some of my friends have done) or do it myself. And saving money has got the better half of me.
My husband was painting the laundry room, and I was talking to him, and I felt like I was on the sidelines watching a game, and not participating. So I turned around, put the baby in the swing and sent the other 2 to play. I grabbed a bowl, and added some water, and then what???? what do I need now?? what should I mix to clean?? I reached for the Oxi Clean (versatile). Nothing special, added 1/2 tsp and went to town!! Couple of swipes with the brush and a dab of mix, and I was on my way, next thing I know an hour had gone by and I was 1/2 done with the kitchen. Looking at the time it felt like I had been at it awhile, but not really, you know how it is chasing after kids while you are trying to do something! And of course remember my husband is painting the laundry room so I have to get what he wants too!
I have taken a break the last couple of days from doing the rest of the grout, until today, and then I decided to go at it again. And now it is done! What was black when I moved in, is now cream like it is supposed to be!
And now that I am done, I finally decided to look it up, and see what I could find on the product itself, and here is what I found: http://www.oxiclean.com/in-wash/Products/oxiclean-versatile-stain-remover-powder.aspx. And I was almost out of it when I started this project, so needing to go purchase a new one, they have a coupon to give me too!!
I knew that Oxi Clean worked good on your clothes, but had no idea when I started that it would work on my grout. So thank you Oxi Clean for making my mommy and my cleaning job much, much easier!