Is your home ready for Halloween? I don’t mean decorating. I mean is it so grimy and dirty that you don’t need to decorate to scare off the trick or treaters?
Umm, yup, that was my house. But, a few weeks ago I was introduced to my new CBFF (Cleaning Best Friend Forever.)
Seriously, you can ask my sister and stepmom! I was toting around a bottle of Krud Kutter this past weekend while working on renovating a VERY dated beach condo. What? You didn’t know I was doing that?!
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Anyway, back to Krud Kutter. The folks at Krud Kutter couldn’t believe I’d never used their products before. So, they offered to send me some to try. But, before I agreed, I checked with a few DIY friends like Holly. And, they all agreed, “Oh yeah, that stuff ROCKS!” Holly says she uses it to clean grimy furniture before painting it. I figured if she likes it, I might.
Within a few days, a box containing some Krud Kutter Original and Krud Kutter House Wash showed up on my VERY dirty doorstep. I’m sure my UPS driver thinks our stoop is a disgrace. I had contemplated buying a pressure washer to clean it.
You can imagine my skepticism that a little plastic bottle could do the same job as a pressure washer. But, I was shocked at what happened next.
Here’s the down and dirty, true tale, of how I cleaned our home from top to bottom without a pressure washer or ladder:
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Directions for Cleaning Exterior Grout and Tile on a Front Stoop:
First sweep off any loose dirt and leaves.
Spray Krud Kutter over the surface to be cleaned. (You can dilute it, but I figured the grime was tough competition for that little white and red bottle, so I didn’t dilute.)
Let the cleaner sit for a few minute. While you wait, you can get spray happy and maybe clean some outdoor furniture too.
Check back with your stoop. Whoa!!! Can you see that? The grime is pulling out of the grout in little brown puddles!
Quick grab your scrub brush and start scrubbing the grime off the surface. You’ll find that there’s not much “elbow grease” involved because the Krud Kutter has done most of the work for you.
Step back and admire your work halfway through. Can you see how clean the right hand side is?!
Keep scrubbing until you finish the whole front porch. Then wipe off your outdoor furniture with one swipe.
The Krud Kutter works great on the railings too. And because it is non-toxic and biodegradable I didn’t have to worry about it harming that hungry vine that must be fed by Seymour (please tell me you’re old enough to remember that movie.)
Finish by rinsing off the porch and furniture with the hose.
Are you ready for the results?
Yeah baby! At this point, I was so thrilled that I decided to try the Krud Kutter House Wash to get rid of the dirt, pollen and slug trails:
How to Clean Your Home without Ladders and a Pressure Washer:
Remember that pressure washer I mentioned earlier? I also wanted to buy one so I didn’t have to pay to have our home exterior professionally cleaned. I decided long ago that if I’m going to be around for my kids I need to stop the wet ladder antics. And you can too! Put down your phone, don’t call the Home Pressure Washer Professionals. Instead, grab these supplies and wash your home from the safety of the ground!
- Krud Kutter House Wash
- Water hose
- Eye Goggles (to protect eyes from spray)
- Rubber Gloves (optional)
The instructions on the bottle say to spray your home, gutters, and the surrounding plants with water from the garden hose before you begin. You can do this before or after you connect the bottle of Krud Kutter House Wash to your hose. Make sure the bottle nozzle is set to “OFF” when attaching the hose.
Once the house is saturated, switch the nozzle to “CLEAN” and start spraying your home with the Krud Kutter House Cleaner from top to bottom.
Let the cleanser sit for 5-10 minutes. Set the bottle nozzle to “RINSE” and rinse off the cleanser.
The majority of the house was clean, but there were a few stubborn spots that required a little more scrubbing. I used a sponge to clean some mildew spots on the trim.
And the broom to scrub some of the petrified leaf debris from the gutters.
But, the siding looked much cleaner without scrubbing.
And the whole house had a much more inviting and clean look. Now we won’t be scaring the trick or treaters off before they get to the front door.
Here’s the side-by-side review:
Tile and grout:
You better believe I’m making room in my garage for these two!
You can buy your own at Lowe’s or your local hardware store. And those smart folks at Krud Kutter have a cleaning product for almost everything! Automotive, rust, driveways and MORE!
And the pressure washer? I’ll be saving that money (and floor space) for something else. 😉
Disclosure: This post is a sponsored post for Krud Kutter. I was compensated for my time. All opinions and words are my own. Krud Kutter is a company that I was happy to partner with because their products lived up to my expectations (or exceeded them.) Rest assured that I will not partner with brands that I don’t value or respect.