You need to clean this grout and bleach it white again, then seal it using a good quality sealer. Moisture combined with dirt, soap or some other bio film is allowing the development of mold within the pores of the grout to develop. If it does not bleach out you will need to use a grout scraper and remove the offending area and replace the grout with new. They sell small pre-mixed grout at most home centers and tile suppliers.
Grout Shield will permanently solve your problem. We used it and we love it.
Thanks Paul! As soon as I get it scrubbed, I will use it.
If it is just some of the grout, buy a Clorox pen and use it on the grout. Let it set for 10 to 15 minutes and then wipe clean. It will continue to lighten as it drys. Then purchase an easy bottle of grout sealer and apply as directed.
The grout shield kit comes with a cleaner that will do the job. If you use bleach it will clean the grout sure enough but it will also weaken it and over time it will fail prematurely. The grout shield kit comes with every thing you need to fix your problem. We did it in three different rooms and it has been wonderful. Nothing stains the grout now and any thing that gets on there is easy to clean off, no more scrubbing.
Paul, just to keep me from calling all over the place trying to find the kit, can you tell me whee you got it from? As in flooring stlore, Lowes, Home Depot... Thanks also for warning me about using bleach. Your message arrived just in time today, because I was gioing to try to start scrubbing this morning.
Terry the big box stores don't carry this product or anything like it, and I still wonder why. Maybe they just want to sell more grout. Anyway I got it direct from Grout Shields online. For what it does it is a very cost effective product and for the effort of one good scrubbing you will never have to scrub again. Here is the link: http://www.groutshields.com/groutcoloringkits.htm
I can't say enough good things about their product. BTW if you want to they have several demonstration videos on youtube, I found them very helpful. Although when it comes time to wipe with the shammy they way they do I can't quite get it right so we just cleaned the excess off the tile by wiping the tile only, that worked very well. Good luck!!
Paul, I just talked to Grout Shields and they told me to get some paint swatches, match it and they will make the color I want for no extra fee. Can't thank you enough for this tip, and I will check out youtube later.
Your welcome Teri. I got that tip right here off of home talk. When I saw the video I could not believe it was true but I figured it was worth a try and our brand new grout was already getting messed up. It was a good tip for me and now it is a good tip for you. Once you use it I think you be wanting to share this with others too.
Paul, I just ordered mine to try. Thanks for the tip and location to purchase.
I think you'll be very happy Terry, I know we are and floor cleaning is a breeze these days. Good luck!!!
Hello Everyone Thank you so much for the great reviews if anyone needs infomation about my sealer just call 1-800-631-0716
Grout Shield also sells tile cleanig for your regular cleaning maintenance separately. I am ordering that as well, with my kit!
If you color seal it with my products you won't have to worry about the discoloration damp mop and towel dry the floor to remove any excess water after color sealing
I like it, I love it, I can't wait to get it! Everything that people have been saying about Grout Shield is so positive that I want to head out into this nasty rain storm to get my paint swatches...
Hello Terri Did you get the sealer yet
@ Grout Shied - haven't gotten it yet. I looked at your color chart, and the camel was different from the original. We haven't had a chance to chose a color to match the tile yet.