cleaning grout in the bathroom

hi everyone! i've seen a couple of threads on cleaning grout in bathroom for mildew, but does anyone have any views on being able to clean the grout around the toilet pedestal of urine stains? we have had the grout taken out and replaced in the past but i want to avoid that...we've tried bleaching, using a steel brush and steam, and nothing works...also, the tiles are porous so i cannot use anything that does not work with porous tiles (just to make it more complicated!!! any ideas? thanks in advance!
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  • phill99phill99 Forumite
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    Have you thought about putting silicon mastic around the base of the pedestal. A good quality one like a Dow Corning with and Anti fungicidal addditive. Alternatively, maybe an old toothbrish and bleach?
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  • adazeadaze Forumite
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    Anyone used the grout whitening "pens" or similar?

    I accidentally spilt a cup of tea down our newly grouted white bathroom tiles (don't ask :cool:) and subsequently stained the grout. I don't want to have to regrout...
  • lawrie28lawrie28 Forumite
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    the misses did our bathroom with a couple of whitening pens, worked really well. We did it as we were selling, so can;t tell you the long term results though. Looked good for the couple of months we were there.
  • adandemadandem Forumite
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    adaze wrote: »
    Anyone used the grout whitening "pens" or similar?

    I accidentally spilt a cup of tea down our newly grouted white bathroom tiles (don't ask :cool:) and subsequently stained the grout. I don't want to have to regrout...


    http://www.trades-direct.co.uk/modules/shop/view.asp?Prodcode=100127

    This looks really good, I've used a similar product in our kitchen and it's very durable.
  • Bungarm2001Bungarm2001 Forumite
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    I find that cillit bang lime and grime plus a bit of good old fashioned elbow grease + a scrubbing brush does the job, and I get the enviable task of cleaning up bathrooms in students lets after they leave! :(

    I've found after trying all sorts of cleaning products that this is the only combination that works.

    We ALWAYS use silicon around the loo and wasbasins...much easier to clean. :D
  • emweaveremweaver Forumite
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    Ive tried bleach and a tootbrush and loads of elbow grease on the grout in our shower. Its quite stained was like it when we moved in and I have a go every time I clean the bathroom but doesnt look any better and it looks dirty.

    Does cilit bang work on the grout too?
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  • Bungarm2001Bungarm2001 Forumite
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    I found Cillit bang is really good on grout. Like I say though, I do use it with a big old fashioned scrubbing brush.
  • FrevskiFrevski Forumite
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    I have found that whitening toothpaste works pretty well.
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