I hate grout. Actually, hate really isn’t a strong enough word. I detest grout. Even the nasty word itself is hard to say. If I could rid my home of all tile and the necessary grout that goes with it…I would. My dream is to have a grout-less house.
So…where am I going with all this? Right here. I’m going to show you how to restore grout…the easy way. I found this little bottle of Tile Guard at a local home improvement store. Since the price was right, under $5.00, I picked it up. It’s been sitting in the cupboard under my sink for months. If I had known how easy it would be I would have tackled this job a lot sooner. So here’s where I started.
After a good clean with Clorox Clean-Up, I started dabbing the tile guard on the grout. Very quickly I could see that this method was not going to work. The liquid wasn’t coming out fast enough. So I cut the dabber top off and just poured the liquid on the grout lines. I took cotton balls and spread it out. Here’s what it looked like when I was finished.
The directions said for best results to let it sit overnight. I think this was key in getting the liquid to set up and dry. When I wiped it down the next morning the tiles came out very shiny and the grout was bright white.
How long will it last? I have no idea…but for now my grout is clean and that’s good enough for me. I’m not sure I would try this on a high-traffic area like an entry or kitchen floor. It would be tedious for sure. I do think though that if you have older tile it’s a great way to freshen things up without the expense and effort of re-grouting.
So…how do you feel about grout? How do you keep it clean?
Disclaimer: As usual, I am not being paid millions by the Tile Guard people to plug their product. I honestly came across it by accident and was pleased with the results. If, by chance, you happen to run into any of the Tile Guard people please make sure and tell them what a great job I’m doing.
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