Does Grout Renew Work? My Before And After Review

Does Grout Renew Work? Here’s a before and after review from years of using Polyblends Grout Renew to paint my grout. With easy DIY tips for beginners!

Does Grout Renew Work?

Yes, absolutely. And, I love this stuff! I’ve used Polyblends Grout Renew on 4 rooms in my house. Once with a dark grey grout and 3 times on a white grout. It’s always easy to use and looks like new grout when I’ve used it.

Grout Renew is an acrylic stain and sealer in ONE. That means you can paint the grout renew color onto the grout and the built in sealer helps to protect it from future stains. That sealer also makes it easier to clean spills off of the grout.

Just be sure to follow the directions on the bottle of Grout Renew to make sure you get the best results. Let me show you some before and after pictures from 2 rooms where I have used Grout Renew.

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Before and After Grout Renew

After years of use and stain build up, grout can look a lot darker and dingier than it should. We’re always spilling food and drinks on our kitchen grout. Eventually those stains won’t scrub away.

After 3 years of foot traffic and lots of spills, this grout didn’t scrub clean anymore. It needed to be restored. It’s kinda like needing a teeth whitening strip after years of drinking tea and coffee. 😉
Before using Grout Renew, years of spills made this grout look dingy.

But, luckily, there is an easy way to make your grout look new again. I shared these before and after pictures of my kitchen grout in a how to whiten grout post a couple of years ago. It’s one of my most popular posts and videos on my YouTube Channel.

Here's How to Whiten Tile Grout and seal grout in one easy DIY project. Actually, pick from 30 different grout colors for this, not just white. Here are the steps, how-to video, and before and after pictures from my Kitchen Floor Grout Makeover. #AbbottsAtHome #Grout #Kitchen #Bathroom #HomeImprovement
After whitening with Polyblend Grout Renew, the lines are nice and clean which just makes the whole room feel cleaner, right?! You can see more of my kitchen in this Planning a Kitchen Remodel post.

The first time I tried Grout Renew was 5 or 6 years ago, in our guest bathroom. I spent 2 weeks trying every product I could find, every Pinterest trick to make this dingy grout white again. Nothing worked.

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.
The old grout looked so dirty and tired.

Then I found Grout Renew at Home Depot and decided to give it a try. It was so, so easy! The grout was white again. I wrote this How To Change Grout Color post all about that first room.

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.

I used the Snow White color of Grout Renew to paint that bathroom and kitchen grout. It’s a nice shade of white that matches almost everything.

Polyblend sells Grout Renew in around 40 different colors. So, it’s pretty easy to find a matching color for your tile. You can find most of those colors on Amazon. Home Depot generally has 10 or so colors in their store.

I used a dark grey Grout Renew color on another bathroom. That dark color works just as nicely as the lighter grout paint colors.

In fact, I installed that tile and messed up the mix on the grey grout I was using. So the grout color looked a bit blotchy. Using grout renew on blotchy or uneven new grout easily makes the grout color even and like new!

Does Grout Renew Work? Here's a before and after review from years of using Grout Renew to paint my grout. With easy DIY tips for beginners! Grout Renew Grout Paint Review.
Don’t forget to Save this DIY on Pinterest.

How to Use Grout Renew to Paint Grout

BEFORE STARTING, be sure to read all instructions and warnings on the Grout Renew bottle. There may be something about your type of tile that requires extra steps. So, make sure you don’t miss anything.

  1. Start by cleaning your tile floor. I used my Steam Mop to clean the tile.
  2. Apply the recommended type of Grout Haze remover for your type of tile. Check the Grout Renew bottle to find out which one you need to use.
  3. Once the Grout Haze Remover dries, apply the Polyblend Grout Renew with an artists paint brush or toothbrush.
  4. Work in small sections so you can wipe the Grout Renew paint off the tile before it dries. Replace the rags you are using with new, dry rags as they get dirty.
  5. Let the Grout Renew dry. Repeat with a second coat of grout renew, if needed.

That’s pretty much it. If any of the steps for how to use grout renew to paint grout are confusing, I highly recommend watching this short video. Hopefully seeing it done can help clear up any confusion.

How Long Does Grout Renew Last?

This depends on how much traffic and spills the floor gets. In a home with the average number of people and spills, you might need to reapply the Grout Renew every 2 to 3 years. 

 

Does Grout Renew Work? Here’s a before and after review from years of using Polyblends Grout Renew to paint my grout. With easy DIY tips for beginners!

Does Grout Renew Work?

Yes, absolutely. And, I love this stuff! I’ve used Polyblends Grout Renew on 4 rooms in my house. Once with a dark grey grout and 3 times on a white grout. It’s always easy to use and looks like new grout when I’ve used it.

Grout Renew is an acrylic stain and sealer in ONE. That means you can paint the grout renew color onto the grout and the built in sealer helps to protect it from future stains. That sealer also makes it easier to clean spills off of the grout.

Just be sure to follow the directions on the bottle of Grout Renew to make sure you get the best results. Let me show you some before and after pictures from 2 rooms where I have used Grout Renew.

THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS. AFFILIATES HELP YOUR FAVORITE BLOGGERS DELIVER FREE CONTENT.  Read the full disclaimer here.

Before and After Grout Renew

After years of use and stain build up, grout can look a lot darker and dingier than it should. We’re always spilling food and drinks on our kitchen grout. Eventually those stains won’t scrub away.

After 3 years of foot traffic and lots of spills, this grout didn’t scrub clean anymore. It needed to be restored. It’s kinda like needing a teeth whitening strip after years of drinking tea and coffee. 😉
Before using Grout Renew, years of spills made this grout look dingy.

But, luckily, there is an easy way to make your grout look new again. I shared these before and after pictures of my kitchen grout in a how to whiten grout post a couple of years ago. It’s one of my most popular posts and videos on my YouTube Channel.

Here's How to Whiten Tile Grout and seal grout in one easy DIY project. Actually, pick from 30 different grout colors for this, not just white. Here are the steps, how-to video, and before and after pictures from my Kitchen Floor Grout Makeover. #AbbottsAtHome #Grout #Kitchen #Bathroom #HomeImprovement
After whitening with Polyblend Grout Renew, the lines are nice and clean which just makes the whole room feel cleaner, right?! You can see more of my kitchen in this Planning a Kitchen Remodel post.

The first time I tried Grout Renew was 5 or 6 years ago, in our guest bathroom. I spent 2 weeks trying every product I could find, every Pinterest trick to make this dingy grout white again. Nothing worked.

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.
The old grout looked so dirty and tired.

Then I found Grout Renew at Home Depot and decided to give it a try. It was so, so easy! The grout was white again. I wrote this How To Change Grout Color post all about that first room.

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.

I used the Snow White color of Grout Renew to paint that bathroom and kitchen grout. It’s a nice shade of white that matches almost everything.

Polyblend sells Grout Renew in around 40 different colors. So, it’s pretty easy to find a matching color for your tile. You can find most of those colors on Amazon. Home Depot generally has 10 or so colors in their store.

I used a dark grey Grout Renew color on another bathroom. That dark color works just as nicely as the lighter grout paint colors.

In fact, I installed that tile and messed up the mix on the grey grout I was using. So the grout color looked a bit blotchy. Using grout renew on blotchy or uneven new grout easily makes the grout color even and like new!

Does Grout Renew Work? Here's a before and after review from years of using Grout Renew to paint my grout. With easy DIY tips for beginners! Grout Renew Grout Paint Review. Grey Grout Paint Color used is Delorean Gray.
Don’t forget to Save this DIY on Pinterest.

How to Use Grout Renew to Paint Grout

BEFORE STARTING, be sure to read all instructions and warnings on the Grout Renew bottle. There may be something about your type of tile that requires extra steps. So, make sure you don’t miss anything.

  1. Start by cleaning your tile floor. I used my Steam Mop to clean the tile.
  2. Apply the recommended type of Grout Haze remover for your type of tile. Check the Grout Renew bottle to find out which one you need to use.
  3. Once the Grout Haze Remover dries, apply the Polyblend Grout Renew with an artists paint brush or toothbrush.
  4. Work in small sections so you can wipe the Grout Renew paint off the tile before it dries. Replace the rags you are using with new, dry rags as they get dirty.
  5. Let the Grout Renew dry. Repeat with a second coat of grout renew, if needed.

That’s pretty much it. If any of the steps for how to use grout renew to paint grout are confusing, I highly recommend watching this short video. Hopefully seeing it done can help clear up any confusion.

How Long Does Grout Renew Last?

This depends on how much traffic and spills the floor gets. In a home with the average number of people and spills, you might need to reapply the Grout Renew every 2 to 3 years. 

Just be sure to follow your normal cleaning routine. Like, I said earlier, I use a steam mop on my tile weekly to keep it clean.

And, I gently spot scrub stains off the grout with a soft toothbrush or another soft bristle brush, as needed. The sealer included in the Grout Renew paint makes it easier to quickly clean stains off the grout.

What Does Grout Renew Feel Like

After applying Grout Renew to your grout, it feels and looks exactly like newly installed cement, or sanded grout.

Sometimes people ask me questions about whether or not it peels off or looks shiny. I think they must be imagining it’s like apply nail polish to grout. Or maybe they think it’s like a paint on latex wall paint with sort of a plastic-y feel. 

Cement grout is porous. The Grout Renew Acrylic stain soaks into the pours and bonds with it. Grout Renew permanently changes the color of your grout. But, it will still feel and look like grout.

Does Grout Renew Work? Here's a before and after review from years of using Grout Renew to paint my grout. With easy DIY tips for beginners! Grout Renew Grout Paint Review.
I’ve used this Polyblend Grout Renew Color Snow White on 3 rooms in my house. You can see more pictures of this floor in my Before and After Master Bathroom Remodel post.

How Long Does Grout Renew Take to Dry

The Grout Renew bottle says that the floor will be ready for light traffic after 4 hours. You should avoid getting water on the grout lines for 72 hours after applying Grout Renew. But, it feels dry within an hour.

I usually do this at the end of the day or right after I drop my kids off at school so that I can be sure no one walks on it for a while.

Does Grout Renew Need to Be Sealed

Nope, not at all. The sealer is built into the Grout Renew paint. So, once you finish applying the paint to the grout lines, you’re done!

Does Grout Renew Work? Here's a before and after review from years of using Grout Renew to paint my grout. With easy DIY tips for beginners! Grout Renew Grout Paint Review.
Freshen and whiten dingy and stained kitchen grout with Grout Renew paint and sealer in one.

That’s it for everything I know about whether or not Grout Renew works, guys. I hope this helped. If you’re looking for more home cleaning videos, check out this DIY Home Cleaning playlist on YouTube.


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You can quickly and safely clean a shower glass door with marble or stone tile using vinegar & backing soda. But, be careful doing it! Vinegar can etch, stain, and pit your marble and stone tile. Here's a step by step guide to how to clean your glass shower door without damaging your tile.

Here’s how I safely clean marble tile and kill mildew without damaging or staining the marble.

Here's the easy to follow DIY steps for How to Clean Marble Shower Tile, safely kill that gross mildew, and seal your marble. With How-To Video and DIY Marble Tile Cleaning Steps.

This tutorial for how to clean car seats at home is one of my most popular.

Written steps and a how to video showing how to Clean Car Seats at Home, the Easy Way with a portable Bissell SpotClean Pro. This even worked on my gross chocolate milk covered seats!

Here’s how to Caulk a Kitchen Counter. With easy steps and a video to help you do it!

Replace your old crumbly grout or dingy caulk with this easy DIY. Here's How to Caulk A Kitchen Counter with the quick steps and video to help you do it! #AbbottsAtHome #Caulk #HomeMaintenance #DIYProject #Caulking #Kitchen

And, if it is time to Stain your Front Door, check out these steps for how I restain a front door without stripping it or removing it. 🙂


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How to Use Grout Renew to Paint Grout

Does Grout Renew Work? Here's a before and after review from years of using Grout Renew to paint my grout. With easy DIY tips for beginners! Grout Renew Grout Paint Review.

Does Grout Renew Work? Here's a before and after review from years of using Grout Renew to paint my grout. With easy DIY tips for beginners!

Materials

  • Polyblend Grout Renew

Instructions

How to Use Grout Renew to Paint Grout

BEFORE STARTING, be sure to read all instructions and warnings on the Grout Renew bottle. There may be something about your type of tile that requires extra steps. So, make sure you don’t miss anything.

  1. Start by cleaning your tile floor. I used my Steam Mop to clean the tile.
  2. Apply the recommended type of Grout Haze remover for your type of tile. Check the Grout Renew bottle to find out which one you need to use.
  3. Once the Grout Haze Remover dries, apply the Polyblend Grout Renew with an artists paint brush or toothbrush.
  4. Work in small sections so you can wipe the Grout Renew paint off the tile before it dries. Replace the rags you are using with new, dry rags as they get dirty.
  5. Let the Grout Renew dry. Repeat with a second coat of grout renew, if needed.

Notes

How Long Does Grout Renew Last?

This depends on how much traffic and spills the floor gets. In a home with the average number of people and spills, you might need to reapply the Grout Renew every 2 to 3 years. 

Just be sure to follow your normal cleaning routine. Like, I said earlier, I use a steam mop on my tile weekly to keep it clean.

And, I gently spot scrub stains off the grout with a soft toothbrush or another soft bristle brush, as needed. The sealer included in the Grout Renew paint makes it easier to quickly clean stains off the grout.

What Does Grout Renew Feel Like

After applying Grout Renew to your grout, it feels and looks exactly like newly installed cement, or sanded grout.

Sometimes people ask me questions about whether or not it peels off or looks shiny. I think they must be imagining it's like apply nail polish to grout. Or maybe they think it's like a paint on latex wall paint with sort of a plastic-y feel. 

Cement grout is porous. The Grout Renew Acrylic stain soaks into the pours and bonds with it. Grout Renew permanently changes the color of your grout. But, it will still feel and look like grout.

How Long Does Grout Renew Take to Dry

The Grout Renew bottle says that the floor will be ready for light traffic after 4 hours. You should avoid getting water on the grout lines for 72 hours after applying Grout Renew. But, it feels dry within an hour.

I usually do this at the end of the day or right after I drop my kids off at school so that I can be sure no one walks on it for a while.

Does Grout Renew Need to Be Sealed

Nope, not at all. The sealer is built into the Grout Renew paint. So, once you finish applying the paint to the grout lines, you're done!