Several years ago Mr. SP replaced the flooring in our bathroom with tile. We’ve been very happy with the tile but don’t like that the white grout that we used won’t stay white.
Over the winter Mr. SP noticed a product at Lowe’s called “Grout Refresh” and wondered if it might work on our not-so-white grout.
Both of us forgot that he bought it and I recently saw it sitting with some other supplies in the basement and decided to try it. It worked! The bathroom grout now looks so much better, almost like a newly grouted floor.
The Grout Refresh bottle claims that this product will:
- Restore the look of tile grout
- Create a uniform color
- Easy to apply and clean up
I found all three to be true. If you go to this link, you can watch a short video that shows how to apply the product. If I’d known about the video before I did the application, my job would have been better, although I’m pleased with the end result.
Grout Refresh is easy to use. Following the directions on the label, I applied it to the grout lines with a toothbrush. (In the video it is squirted directly from the bottle onto the grout and spread out with a grout brush.) The product must stay on the grout for 30 to 60 minutes.
You can see that the Grout Refresh got on the blue squares and also on the white tile. This was not a problem and it washed off easily.
Finally, clean the tile and protect from traffic for 2 hours and from water for 24 hours.
The only problem I had with this product was the clean up. I scrubbed a bit too hard in a few places and scrubbed the new white out of the grout line. Once I realized that this could happen, I scrubbed a little less vigorously and had no more problems.
Would I use this product again?
Yes! I may even try it in the shower area of the bathroom where the grout isn’t dirty looking but has yellowed over the years.
This product comes in all sorts of colors and according to the video, you can even use it to change the color of your grout.
If you have an area in your home that needs a grout refresh, you may want to consider looking for this product.