How-To: Recolor Grout, WITHOUT Re-grouting!

2-3 Hours

One of the worst things about white grout is that over time, like most white things, it begins to yellow due to dirt and grime. To create a fresh bathroom look, contrast stark white / light tiles with dark grout. STOP, do not spend your time re-grouting. Instead, use this quick tutorial to RECOLOR your grout for an easy (cheap) and updated look.
Before, the white grout made the room look yellowed and dirty. After, the contrast speaks to modern, defined lines and cleanliness.
There are only a few materials necessary for this DIY project. The most important is Grout Renew, this is what gets you the color you're going for. Other helpful materials are: a soft bristle tooth brush, an old rag/wash cloth.
This is a section of the tile and grout before cleaning and recoloring.
Step 1: Clean the grout and tile thoroughly. Use the tooth brush to get into all the grooves.
Step 2: Apply a small amount of Grout Renew to the center of each grout joint. Use the tooth brush in a back and forth motion to spread the substance all over.
Step 3: Wipe off the excess residue, if you do get some of the tile, use the wash cloth to scrub it off. Allow to dry for 24 hours and Viola!! A brand new updated look for $10 and a couple hours of your time!

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Have a question about this project?

5 questions
  • Dmm9998675
    on Nov 7, 2016

    Will that work on glass block windows?

  • Purtty123
    on Apr 7, 2017

    Where did you buy this product?

    • Dfm
      on Apr 10, 2019

      I got mine from a tile place, there are also grout “pens” to ad color and seal the grout.

  • Janet Dulin
    on Sep 1, 2018

    Will this product work on grout that was sealed 40 years ago?

  • Purtty123
    on Apr 15, 2019

    I re grouted my floor with pre-mixed grout the grout was supposed to have sealant in it. It felt so rough like sand so I purchased a can of sealant to spray on the regrouting I did. Do you know how to remove the overspray of the sealant from the floor. Thank you

  • Lisa S
    on May 1, 2020

    Is this diy recommenced for a shower area? If so, any different steps?

    thanks, inspired!

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  • Diane
    on Dec 6, 2017

    Worked great on my floor
  • Michael
    on Apr 1, 2020

    It looks awesome and it really changed the whole look of the floor. My friends will be really amazed when they see how well it worked out for me and I'm sure most of them will rush to try it out. Thanks for the great tip it saved me from having to re-grout the whole tile floor even if it did take a lot of time to get done.

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