How to Clean White Kitchen Tile Grout

In my opinion, a white tiled counter top can really add to the look of a crisp/clean kitchen.  Don’t get me wrong, granite is a very popular material of choice but bright white kitchens leave room for unlimited decor color choices and easy modifications with changes in seasons. In a perfect world this white counter top would always look amazing with a simple daily wipe down with an all-purpose cleaner and a sponge.  However, this is not the case… daily use and normal wear and tear can leave the once white tile grout looking dark and dingy.

When it is time to clean the grout do not make the same mistake that I did.  I went to the local big box hardware store and purchase a “tile grout marker (white)” for $8.00.  When I got back to the house and began to draw the paint-like liquid across the grout lines I was only able to reach the second tile when the marker tip was absolutely destroyed and the paint stopped flowing out of the marker.   I was able to return this product and resorted to a much cheaper and more effective method.


1 toothbrush

1 spray bottle

1 bottle of Vinegar


Dilute the vinegar with water in the spray bottle; spray a generous amount onto the counter; scrub the grout lines with a toothbrush; wipe clean with an all-purpose cleaner (no bleach).