Freshen up Your Bathroom Grout With a $6 Quick Fix

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I had set out to refresh the stained, discolored grout in our guest bathroom because we’ve got our house on the market and it’s one of the last things really bringin’ down the vibe in there.

Determined for a quick and most importantly cheap update as buyers are walking through our home and pointing out its flaws, I got a $6 quick fix grout pen. Ideally I would’ve done it in grey, but white was the only option they had in stock so white it was!

Luckily it worked really well once I got the hang of it, but I definitely learned some lessons along the way.

Check out the full blog post here.

So it’s kind of like if spraypaint and White Out had a baby. You’ve got to shake the pen for a solid few minutes before using it like you would a can of spraypaint, and then dab down the pen’s tip on your grout to get the paint/gel stuff flowing.

At first I was just drawing along the lines like you would with a paintbrush, but I quickly learned that wasn’t going to work with a grout pen.

Instead, I would use the pen to dab a few dots along the grout in a small section I was working in (usually half of one side of a tile), then I would go over it in one swipe to blend it all together. (If you accidentally draw over the tile, just quickly wipe it up with some paper towel)

Easy, but tedious. Just keep going along all the lines in your room until they’re all covered. I did two coats of the room right away (luckily it’s a very small room) and then a quick third coat the next morning but like I said, I was going from dark to light so yours probably won’t need as many.

See how good it looks?? Literally a SIX DOLLAR update, and it only took a few hours!

We’re getting ready to write a post on how we got our house ready to list in only two weeks (spoiler alert: it was hectic), so if you don’t want to miss it, check out our blog!

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