Making a cup of tea is relaxing and can help you unwind, unless you spill it. Spills happen. Unfortunately, tea is dark and can stain clothing, fabrics, and even grout lines easily.
Most tea is brown-colored, which means it shows up easily on grout lines that are light colored. Since it is porous, grout will absorb the color of the tea that spills on it. With the right grout cleaning and sealing products, you can clean up the tea and it will look like the tea spill never happened. Remember, you want to clean tea stains immediately, so the stain is easier to clean up.
Our team at Grout Shield can help you get rid of tea stains for good. You’ll never know it was there! Besides getting rid of the discoloration, Grout Shield products also rid the grout of bacteria and other harmful germs that get absorbed into the grout lines.
Most home-cleaning articles may tell you to clean up the tea stains with bleach, ammonia or white vinegar. Sure, these chemicals and products may work, but they also aren’t really cleaning the grout (For example: ammonia contains no cleaning agents), and many of these chemicals can actually cause the grout to crack or break.
To remove the tea stains, you want to first blot the area dry with a clean cloth. Wipe the area clean of the tea spill. You may notice your grout is stained a darker tint now. To remove the stain, you will want to use Grout Shield’s Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner, which cleans and lifts deep and hard-to-clean stains out of the grout’s pores.
To use this cleaner, mix 1 ounce of the cleaner with 8 ounces of warm water. Then, brush the cleaner into the grout with a brush applicator. Let the mixture sit into the grout lines for a few minutes. Then, wipe away the cleaner with a sponge and towel dry the floor. The discoloration will be gone.
Now, if the tea stain still won’t fully go away, you can make the grout color look like new again with Grout Shield’s color sealer. You just squeeze the sealer into the grout lines. Then, spread it into the grout lines with a brush applicator or your finger and wipe away the excess with a towel or chamois. You can choose any color in the world to recolor your grout. Check out our grout colors.
If you don’t need to recolor your grout, you should seal it, after cleaning it, to protect it from future spills and accidents. Next time a tea spill occurs, the sealer will prevent the tea from seeping into the grout lines, and you can wipe the tea right up with no stains. Grout Shield also offers clear grout sealer, which will protect your grout while you keep the same grout color
Our cleaners and sealers are simple to use and apply. We guarantee the tea stain will be gone! No more smell or dark-colored grout stains! For more information on Grout Shield products, click our grout cleaning product page, or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716.