5 Effective Ways To Clean Dark Grout In Shower[Naturally]

Dark grout is a perfect choice for your bathroom tiles because it doesn’t look dirty the way bright or white grout does. 

Although it hides dirt on it effectively, it collects dirt, dust, and grime and looks dull & white due to soap and water deposits. 

People usually take showers on per daily basis and also encounter dirty grout on their shower tiles. They want to clean it but they are worried about discoloring their shower dark grout. 

This kind of ignorance makes the situation worse and it becomes really a tough job to clean dark grout in shower tiles.  

But don’t worry about that. 

We are here to share some effective natural ways to clean dark grout in the shower so that you will be able to remove all the dirt and grime from your shower dark tile grout and make your grout shine again. You will also be able to maintain the beautiful look of your shower for a long time.

So without further ado…

Let’s get started…

How To Clean Dark Grout In Shower [Step-By-Step Guide]

Here, I’m going to share some natural ways to clean the dark grout from your bathroom shower tiles without losing its natural color. 

Method 1: Hydrogen Peroxide And Baking Soda

Hydrogen Peroxide is a chemical substance that is pale blue in its natural state. This is a very good oxidizer, bleaching agent, and antiseptic. 

We can make a homemade grout cleaner at home using Hydrogen Peroxide and baking soda, just follow these steps:

Tools and Ingredients

  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Baking Soda
  • Dish Washer Soap
  • Warm Water

Step 1: Take 1/4th cup of Hydrogen Peroxide and 1/2 cup of Baking Soda and 1 tablespoon of dishwasher soap. Take all of them in a glass bottle or in a plastic bottle. Now Mix them well. 

Step 2: Now clean the dark grout surface of your shower by using warm water and a dry cloth before applying homemade grout cleaner. 

Step 3: Now take a toothbrush or a spoon and apply the solution across the surface of your shower’s dark grout. 

Step 4: Leave the grout surface for 5 to 10 minutes after applying the solution. 

Step 5: After 5 minutes take a scrub or a silicon hand glove scrub and rub the grout surface hard so that all the dust and grime will remove completely. 

Step 6: After that mop the shower’s dark grout for thorough cleaning. 

Also Read: 5 Effective Ways To Clean Grout That Has Turned Black

Method 2: Use Baking Soda To Clean Mold From Shower Dark Grout

If dark grout in the shower looks dull due to mold then it is very necessary to clean it on time. Here we are going to use Baking Soda for this task. Simply follow these steps:

Tools And Ingredients

  • Plastic Bucket
  • Warm Water
  • Dry Cloth
  • Baking Soda
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Brush, Scrub, or an old toothbrush

Step 1: First, clean the grout surface using warm water and a dry cloth. 

Step 2: Now scrub the grout surface using a scrub, brush, or an old toothbrush vigorously, so that some portion of mold gets clean. 

Step 3: Now let’s make a solution of baking soda by mixing 3/4 part of baking soda and 1/4 part of water. Stir the solution to mix them well. 

Step 4: Now apply the solution using a spoon or a toothbrush across the surface of the black grout, and leave it for 10 minutes. The baking soda solution penetrates the dust from the grout. 

Step 5: Now scrub the shower dark grout using a brush or an old toothbrush. 

Step 6: At the end, clean the grout surface using a wet sponge, or mop the surface for thorough cleaning. 

Note: Here, I’m will not recommend using chlorine bleach to clean mold from your shower dark grout because, It causes irritation on your sensitive skin parts, and strong fumes make it hard to breathe, this is why opening doors and windows of the room for proper ventilation is recommended. 

Also Read: Discolored Grout Around Toilet [Solved]

Method 3: Use Steam Cleaner

I personally like this method to clean the grout of my house. This is a very convenient, easy, and environment-friendly method to clean shower dark grout. 

Step 1: Steam cleaner comes with a steamer. Open its top lid and pour some water into it. 

Step 2: After filling the water in the steamer, press its ON switch so that it can start making steam for cleaning. 

Step 3: When the switch color turns green from red, it means the steam cleaner is ready to use. 

Step 4: Now attach a bristle brush to the steamer hose mouth and rub it over the shower’s dark grout surface. 

Step 5: You can dip the bristle brush over a soap then rub it over the dark grout surface to ensure the stubborn dust particles get cleaned properly. 

Step 6: Now clean the shower tiles and grout surroundings to clean the removed dust and dirt. 

Also Read: 6 Easy Ways To Remove Shower Drain Cover That Is Grouted In

Method 4: Use White Vinegar

White vinegar is also known as spirit vinegar and is a very popular chemical component that has been used in household applications for years. 

Usually, white vinegar contains 4 to 7% of acetic acid and 93 to 96% of water, and this parameter of white vinegar is safe for cooking. For cleaning the quantity of acetic acid gets high up to 20%. 

Steps to use white vinegar to clean shower dark grout:

Step 1: First, we’ve to make a solution of white vinegar and water. Take 1 part of white vinegar and mix it with one part of water and make a diluted solution.

Step 2: Now take this solution in a plastic spray bottle and spray it over the surface of dark grout. 

Step 3: Now leave the surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Now take a scrub or a stiff toothbrush and rub over the grout surface to clean it from excess dust and dirt particles.

Step 4: Now take warm water and a dry cloth to clean the dark grout surface thoroughly.

Also Read: 3 Easy Ways To Clean Shower Door With Protective Coating

Method 5: Strip The Caulk Of Dark Grout And Reapply It 

If none of the above mention methods work for you, then the last option is to strip the caulk using a sharp tool, now clean the dark grout surface using warm water and dry cloth. after a thorough cleaning, leave the surface to let it dry. 

At last, don’t forget to reapply its sealant. If you often encounter mold on your shower dark grout surface you should apply mildew resistance Chaulk before sealing it.  

How To Maintain Shower Dark Grout To Keep It Clean And Mold-Free?

If you want that your bathroom shower dark grout looks fresh and new every time you take shower then follow these steps:

Step 1: If you don’t want to go through the daunting cleaning process of grout, then clean the grout surface using alcohol. It prevents the growth of mold and mildew on the grout. 

Step 2: Try to spray homemade grout cleaner on the grout two to three times a week every time after taking the shower.

Step 3: If you want to keep the look of dark grout in the shower fresh and new then wipe out the excess water from the grout using a dry cloth. 

Step 4: To prevent mold and mildew buildup on grout try to keep your bathroom dry. For this, you can use an exhaust fan, dehumidifier, or a blowing stand-up fan. 


Dark grout looks less dirty than grout of other colors, this is why many homeowners neglect it very often. I’ve mentioned 5 easy and safe ways to clean shower dark grout so that it looks clean and grime free. 

After cleaning the dark grout, if you maintain it properly by considering the 4 easy methods mentioned in this article, your grout looks fresh and remains free from mold and mildew for a long time. 


Q.1 How do you remove hard water stains from black grout?

Q.1 How Do You Remove Hard Water Stains From Black Grout?

Ans: Hard water stains can be cleaned using white vinegar and water. Make a solution for them by following method 4 guidelines and spraying on dark grout. 

Q.2 Can You Bleach Dark Grout?

Ans: Yes, you can use dilute bleach to clean dark grout, but using bleach irresponsibly can make your grout dull if you use it on per regular basis. Don’t mix other chemicals with bleach because it produces toxic fumes which can be dangerous. 

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Harry Walter is here, I'm a passionate writer of home guides, backyard, and garage problems, and have been doing this for a couple of years. I love to share simple solutions for your home and backyard problems.

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