The putty between the tiles is getting dirty very quickly and is not easy to clean. Those from cleaning services have special steam machines, but if you can’t afford to call for a cleaning team then you should try the following solutions, which are very cheap and very effective. The great news is that you don’t have to use harsh chemicals, just a few tips and tricks that housewives found and wanted to share with us.
Spray it on the tile joints and let it act for at least 5 minutes. Then rub with a toothbrush and you’ll see how dirt dissolves and it cleans easily. At the end, wash the entire surface with water.
Vinegar and baking soda
Vinegar and baking soda is the perfect combo in getting rid of dirt between the tiles.
Moisten the tile joints with water, and use a toothbrush to apply baking soda over the putty.
Pour half a cup of vinegar into a spray bottle, and then spray the liquid over the baking soda. A foam will be formed that will clean thoroughly the tile joints. Let the solution act for 10-15 minutes, and then wipe the area with a clean and damp cloth.
Or you can prepare a paste made from baking soda and hot water, and rub the tile joints with it.
You can mix lemon juice with coarse salt until you get a paste. Rub the joints with this mixture with a toothbrush. Let it act for 10 minutes then clean it with a damp cloth.
Another method is to squeeze a few lemons and to put the lemon juice in a sprayer. Spray this solution all over the tiles and tile joints, because it will dissolve the dirt in 10 minutes. With a damp cloth wipe the tiles.
Pour this soda over the putty and let it act for about 10-15 minutes. If dirt persists, gently rub the joints with a toothbrush, and then wash the area with warm water.