Refresh Your Bathroom By Doing This One Thing

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The grout in my laundry room has seen better days. I've tried many different methods of scrubbing the grout but I couldn't get it clean anymore so I decided to refresh it.

We use this room a lot. Not only as a laundry room but our dogs water and food dishes are in here and it's the entrance from our garage. When anyone uses this door, I cringe and what they must think when the see the floor.

As you can see, the grout is not white anymore and it really make the entire room look dirty.

On one of my daily trips to Lowe's :), I found this grout colorant. It's a paint for grout and exactly what I needed. It comes in a variety of colors. I chose bright white.

I began this project by taking everything out of the room then scrubbing the grout with baking soda and water. Once that was completed, I wiped everything clean with a mild soap and water.

Here is the floor once it was clean and dry. As you can see, some of the grout is sort-of white but not all of it.

I shook the grout colorant very well and then squeeze it directly onto the grout. A little goes a long way.

I used a small craft brush to paint the colorant onto the grout.

Using a wet cloth, I wiped away the excess colorant off of the title.

It's that simple. You just paint it on and wipe off the excess.

Here is the before (on the left) and the after (on the right). What a difference!

Now with the grout white again, the room looks so much cleaner and brighter and I don't have to worry about what people think.

Just an FYI - I freshened the grout in our main bathroom about 2 years ago. For the most part, the colorant wears very well and I haven't had to redo the floor yet.

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  • Connie White Connie White on Oct 06, 2018

    What a great idea! Do you think, after the scrubbing with baking soda, a rinse with H2O2 might brighten it a little more?

  • Michael Michael on Mar 31, 2020

    Seems like a lot of work but I'll try anything to get the grout looking great again. I think the grout colorant gave it a really awesome finishing and has your entire floor looking great. I'm going to give it a try soon and hope for the best. Also could you suggest any other brands in case I don't find the exact one you used?

    Thanks for the tip.

  • Short Short on Nov 13, 2020

    Did u need to use sealant after


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  • Debbie Debbie on Mar 03, 2021

    I used a grout colorant and then used a sealer on top of the entire floor. It has been six years and the grout is still clean and the floor actually mops easier because dirt doesn't get in the little indentations in the floor anymore.

  • Sally Gillies Sally Gillies on Mar 06, 2021

    I just did this throughout my house! Some idiot decided that white tile in the kitchen and bathrooms was a good idea. But it isn’t. It’s impossible to keep clean and discolored white grout is disgusting. So, I popped into HomeDepot and bought a nice camel-colored grout paint and got to work. We have brown/white/black carpeting and laminate floors in the rest of the house so the brown grout was a great option. It is somewhat tedious, but you will LOVE the upgrade!