How to Remove Soy Sauce Stains from Grout

If you’re eating an Asian-inspired dinner or just enjoy soy sauces and Worcestershire condiments for flavor on your meals, you run the risk of staining your backsplashes and tile floors with the dark coloring. Splashes and spills happen, and dark-condiment sauces stain fast and easily. They can also be difficult to remove from household surfaces.

If you happened to spill a dark sauce onto your grout lines, don’t fret! Our team at Grout Shield can help you get rid of that stain for good. You’ll never know it was there!

In most homes, grout is white or a lighter color, which means it can easily show dark stains. Since it is porous, grout will absorb all the soy sauces and dark sauces it encounters. Dark condiment sauces stain easily and grout can be difficult to clean, so this is a bad combination. However, with the right grout cleaning and sealing products, it will look like the soy sauce stain or splashes never happened.

Most DIY cleaning articles may tell you to clean up the soy sauce with bleach, ammonia or white vinegar. Sure, these home mixes 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 tough sauce stain, you want to first blot the area dry with a clean cloth. Wipe the area clean. You may notice your grout is stained a brownish tint now from the soy sauce or other dark condiment sauce. To remove the dark sauce 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 sauce stain or splash marks 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 to protect it from future sauce spills and splatters and other stains. Grout Shield also offers clear grout sealer, which will protect your protect.

Check out the video below to see how easy it is to use and apply Grout Shield’s Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner and the color sealer.

 

Our cleaners and sealers are simple to use and apply. We guarantee your sauce stain will be gone! For more information on Grout Shield products, click our grout cleaning product page, or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716.

 

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