How to Clean a Tiled Backsplash

A subway tile backsplash is bound to build up grease. Follow this step by step guide on how to get those tiles shining again.

What You’ll Need:

  • Sponge
  • Dish soap
  • Dish cloths
  • Lemons
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Toothbrush
  • Grout sealer

Instructions:

  1. Use a soapy sponge: With circular motions, clean the backsplash and group with the sponge.
  2. Wipe clean: Take a damp dish cloth and wipe the tiles from any soapy residue.
  3. Create a paste: For persistent grease, mix a paste with one part lemon, juice, one part vinegar, and two parts baking soda.
  4. Scrub the tiles with the paste: Take a toothbrush and apply the paste on the tiles and grout. Scrub with the toothbrush or sponge.
  5. Wipe clean: Take a damp dish cloth and wipe the tiles clean.
  6. Apply a sealer: Let everything dry completely for a few hours. Apply one or two coats of a silicone-based grout sealer to protect your grout in the future.

Sources: The Kitchn

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