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Clean tile joints with joint cleanerIt is a pity that the joints between the tiles do not shine as well over time as in the beginning. Joints tend to become grubby and gray - and then you have problems getting rid of the dirt.
Above all, these joints, which are exposed to special conditions such as those on the kitchen floor or in the shower get some dirt. In the shower, it may also be that the joints begin to mold.
How can you now tackle the dirt?
Either you try the tile joints clean once with the good, old home remedies such as baking soda or buttermilk, but if that does not help anything, there are also in the trade special joint cleaner.
Practically, it is always when the joint cleaner is provided with a sponge on the neck of the bottle, which of course facilitates the application tremendously.
Who wants to clean joints in the vertical, it is good to use a cleaner that does not drip too much, so the consistency is preferably not too liquid - otherwise the product does not remain on the joint but flows immediately down from. There are joint cleaners that are specially made for this in gel form.
Then you have to
The preparation should be allowed to act for 10 to 30 minutes and then wiped with a cloth and rinsed with clean water.
But before that you should always
It is essential to check whether the desired joint cleaner is also suitable for the tiles: marble or natural stone can sometimes be very sensitive and do not tolerate this type of cleaning. If you then have clean joints, but the tiles are over - that's not the purpose of the matter.
However, if the sole application and washing of the joint cleaner brings nothing, it makes sense to manually help something: either you scrub the joints after application intensively with a toothbrush or you use an extra provided for this purpose joint brush. There are specimens that you put on a standard broomstick and thus can easily work while standing (and not on knees!), The joints. But also here is valid: not every tile can handle this procedure unscathed! The best ask in the tile trade or try on an inconspicuous place.
Tip from the editor
- To counteract a graying of the joints, there is a special joint protection, which should be applied again and again at regular intervals. This makes tile joints easier and more effective over time!