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How to Change Grout Color, the easy way!

How to Change Grout Color

If you want to know how to change grout color quickly and easily, you’ve come to the right place.

I’ve used the Dark Grey and Snow White versions of this product. Both worked perfectly.

Grout Renew leaves an even, like new color on even grungy, old, stained grout.

Note: I am not being paid for this post. I just really like the product and wanted to share it’s awesomeness with you. 🙂

When we moved into this house 5 years ago, I tried everything to clean the grout in this guest bathroom.

It actually used to be even darker and dirtier than it looks in my before picture.

The Magic Eraser was definitely the winner when it came to cleaning this grout. But even the Magic Eraser couldn’t completely restore this grout to white.

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You can restore that grout color without scrubbing. It's really quick and easy. You can even switch to a new grout color, with Grout Renew. My how-to video will show you how easy it is to update your grout color. #cleanGrout #Grout #FixGrout #WhiteGrout
The old grout looked so dirty and tired. Even the Magic Eraser couldn’t fix this.
You can restore that grout color without scrubbing. It's really quick and easy. You can even switch to a new grout color, with Grout Renew. My how-to video will show you how easy it is to update your grout color. #cleanGrout #Grout #FixGrout #WhiteGrout
A close up of the Grout Renew next to the old grout.

Luckily, I stumbled across Grout Renew a couple years ago when I was remodeling another bathroom.

And it is the easy-to-use, miracle product I wanted.

It even seals your grout to help prevent future stains. Yea!

You can restore that grout color without scrubbing. It's really quick and easy. You can even switch to a new grout color, with Grout Renew. My how-to video will show you how easy it is to update your grout color. #cleanGrout #Grout #FixGrout #WhiteGrout
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Video Showing How This Grout Paint Works

Check out MY QUICK VIDEO to see how EASY it is to apply.

How to Make Old Grout Look New - Grout Renew Review

Step by Step Video Using Grout Renew

UPDATE Oct 2019: I have a new video showing my exact steps for using Grout Renew and the Before and After makeover on my dark and dingy kitchen grout. 🙂

How to Whiten Grout - Using Grout Renew to Paint Grout Lines

You can always do a second coat of the grout renew, if needed.

Also, if you have a light grout color, but really think your floor or shower will look better with a darker color, then go for it.

There are over 30 colors to pick from. It will even lighten a dark grout.

I don’t want to say it will turn a dark grout white without testing, but it might. I would just test a small spot, using 2 coats to verify.

Materials Needed

  • The recommended grout cleaner for your type of tile. Find it on the Grout Renew directions.
  • A clean rag and protective gloves to apply and remove the cleaner.
  • A toothbush
  • A disposable plastic container
  • Polyblend Grout Renew
  • A few clean rags or shop towels to remove the extra Grout Renew. The bigger the job, the more towels you’ll need.
You can restore that grout color without scrubbing. It's really quick and easy. You can even switch to a new grout color, with Grout Renew. My how-to video will show you how easy it is to update your grout color. #cleanGrout #Grout #FixGrout #WhiteGrout
The tile cleaner, Grout Renew in Snow White, and the toothbrush and container I used.

Quick Guide Steps

Here’s a quick overview of the steps. You can find a detailed explanation of the steps below.

  1. Use Recommended Grout Cleaner.
  2. Apply Grout Renew.
  3. Let It Dry Completely Before Use.

Directions for How to Change Grout Color

Step One

Start by using the grout cleaner. This is really the most important step. This will remove any built up, oils, and old sealers from your grout.

Grout Renew will only be able to soak into and grip a clean, residue-free grout.

Carefully pick the correct cleaner for your type of tile. The directions on the Grout Renew will tell you which cleaner you need.

Wear protective gloves to apply the cleaner. Let it sit on the grout for the recommended time, then wipe away.

Step Two

Let the grout dry completely before applying Grout Renew. I let mine dry overnight.

Pour some of the Grout Renew into a disposable plastic container. (This step shown in video above)

Scoop some of the cleaner up with the toothbrush and lightly scrub onto the grout. Work in 12-18″ sections.

Stopping to wipe away the excess as you go. Work like this across the entire floor, wall, or counter top.

Step Three

Let the Grout Renew cure completely before walking on it or placing items on top.

The Grout Renew instructions say that it is ready for light traffic in 2 to 4 hours, normal traffic in 24 hours.

And, you should not expose the grout to water for 72 hours.

Whether you just want to go back to white or pick a new grout color...I have the easy and quicks steps for How to Change Grout Color!
Yay! That dingy grout is gone and the whole bathroom feels cleaner.

That’s it for how to change grout color! Time to enjoy that new grout.

Sure, call the neighbors too. You’ve earned your right to show off, a little. 😉

How Long Does Grout Renew Last

As long as you don’t use stiff bristle brushes or harsh chemicals to clean your grout, grout renew is a long lasting update.

The makers of Polyblend Grout Renew recommend not using solvent based cleaners on the grout after using Grout Renew.

Those solvents can break down the Grout Renew causing it to be removed in spots across your grout.

Be sure to always use gentle cleaners after applying any grout paint. I’ll go over how to clean your grout next.

Cleaning Grout After Using Grout Renew 

As I mentioned earlier, Grout Renew has a built in grout sealer that helps prevent hard to remove stains.

That built in sealer sort of closes up the pores in the grout. Which makes it easier to clean up spills and dirt on the grout. 

I clean my floor tile and grout by using a Steam Mop once a week. I spot clean spills with just Dawn dish soap mixed with warm water and a rag.

Those 2 simple steps will get up almost anything that spills and keep your grout looking great!

I even use Dawn dish soap as a step to clean my marble shower tile and to clean a shower glass door. It’s a great mild cleaner that is safe on most surfaces.

Just be sure to not use a citrus scented dish soap on something like marble. Some of those can contain citric acid that can etch marble.

If you prefer to use a cleaner on your grout, the company that makes Polyblend Grout Renew recommends using TileLab Grout & Tile Cleaner or AquaShield Cleaner and Resealer. Other non-solvent cleaners can also be used.

And remember, you should not scrub the grout with a stiff bristle brush.


Check out my post on How to Clean Grout after Using Grout Paint to see how to keep your grout clean longer and which popular grout cleaning hacks are actually bad for grout!

You can find more info about grout renew in this Does Grout Renew Work post. 

How to Change Grout Color

You can restore that grout color without scrubbing. It's really quick and easy. You can even switch to a new grout color, with Grout Renew. My how-to video will show you how easy it is to update your grout color.

Whether you just want to go back to white or pick a new grout color...I have the easy and quicks steps for How to Change Grout Color!

Materials

Instructions

If you want to know how to change grout color quickly and easily, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve used the Dark Grey and Snow White versions of this product. Both worked perfectly. Grout Renew leaves an even, like new color across the grout. Note: I am not being paid for this post. I just really like the product and wanted to share it’s awesomeness with you. 🙂

When we moved into this house 5 years ago, I tried everything to clean the grout in this guest bathroom. It actually used to be even darker and dirtier than it looks in my before picture. The Magic Eraser was definitely the winner when it came to cleaning this grout. But even the Magic Eraser couldn’t completely restore this grout to white.

  1. Start with a clean floor. My normal weekly routine is to Steam Mop after sweeping the floor with a broom. Steam Mops are a good way to sanitize a floor without harsh chemicals.
  2. Apply the Recommended Grout Haze Remover to all grout lines. Check the Polyblend Grout Renew Bottle for recommendations. Wipe away the grout haze remover with clean dry rags, as you work. You can see how I apply and wipe off the grout haze remover in the ‘how to whiten tile grout’ video.
  3. After giving the grout haze remover time to dry, you can start applying grout renew. I like to use an old toothbrush to apply Grout Renew. I think it’s easier to pour some grout renew into a plastic cup or small container so that I can dip the brush in. Work in small sections, you need to wipe the grout renew off the tile before it dries.
  4. After you finished applying the grout renew to the whole floor, try to keep it dry for a few days so that the grout renew can completely cure. That’s it. Your done. Enjoy that new grout look!

Notes

You can always do a second coat of the grout renew, if needed. Also, if you have a light grout color, but really think your floor or shower will look better with a darker color, then go for it.

There are over 30 colors to pick from. It will even lighten a dark grout. I don’t want to say it will turn a dark grout white without testing, but it might. I would just test a small spot, using 2 coats to verify.


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Becky Mullowney

Monday 7th of January 2019

After three years in this house trying to get the grout clean, I am definitely going to try this. Two quick questions....do you wipe up the excess with a wet or dry rag? Is the finish "gritty" looking like grout or shiny and rubbery looking like some others I've checked into? Thanks so much.

Stephanie

Tuesday 8th of January 2019

Hi Becky! You wipe excess with a clean dry rag. Keep shifting spots on the rag to clean areas. The finish isn't gritty or shiny. It has the same sheen as normal grout. If that makes sense. Not shiny or really dull. Just neutral. It kind of paints the grout the new color, but also seals it. I love this stuff. I'm going to use it in front of my coffee maker soon. :)

DEBBIE BULLIS

Wednesday 17th of January 2018

Did you seal afterwards?

Stephanie

Wednesday 17th of January 2018

Hello Debbie, This product also seals the grout. :)

Leanna

Tuesday 21st of November 2017

I cleaned all the grout in our home with a toothbrush and it looked even worse. The grout renew was my savior, it works like a charm.

Stephanie

Tuesday 21st of November 2017

Awesome!!!! I'm doing a happy dance for you. :)

harropaj

Monday 20th of November 2017

The grout looks so clean now - I am going to try this in my Bathroom

Stephanie

Monday 20th of November 2017

You'll love it!

lianne

Monday 20th of November 2017

This sounds like a fab product, I could use some of this in my bathroom right now. Lianne | Makes, Bakes and Decor

Stephanie

Monday 20th of November 2017

It makes life so much easier!

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