I had a few outside projects that should have been completed over the weekend, but the weather didn’t want to cooperate. Although I have several projects to complete inside, I started trying to clean the grout in my powder room AGAIN. I’m not sure what the heck happened to the grout, but I’ve been at war with this grout for many, many, many months..maybe years. The looming question was, how can I get rid of ugly grout????
The grout and I have daily stare downs and several weekly battles involving Clorox, CLR, baking soda and peroxide, and a slew of other things in my cleaning product arsenal. In the end, the yucky discolored grout would always win, while I would retreat and plan for another attack. This time, I was going to win. Even if I had to hack my way through all the tile on the floor, I was getting rid of that grout by any means necessary.
Something told me to check Pinterest to see what the rest of the world does to clean grout and TAH-DAH, the skies parted and I was shown the light….GROUT RENEW. Yeah, that’s a real product. I knooooooooow!!!!! I ran to Home Depot for a bottle and then I suited up for battle.
This stuff is basically grout paint. That’s right….PAINT!!!!! You find a color you like and start painting. Poof, new grout! The directions tell you to apply a small bead in the middle of the grout line and work it in with a toothbrush. Ummmmm….no. That didn’t work out for me at all. First, there is no way to apply a small bead with the bottle it comes in. Second, you spend so much time wiping off the excess and you end up having to reapply the paint to the grout over and over.
I tried some of those pointy q-tips and that didn’t work out. Then, I got one of my small paint brushes that I use for my fingernails and it worked perfectly. I poured the Grout Renew on a Styrofoam plate and started painting. It took about two hours from start to finish and was worth every second.
I could hear my ugly, brownish, yucky grout screaming for mercy! Goodbye, ugly grout! Good riddance!
Here is the finished floor! Looks clean, fresh and updated and it only cost about $10 in Grout Renew. You’ll find there are several colors to choose from to suit your project. Next time you are stuck in the house on a rainy day, tackle your ugly grout!