How to Change Grout Color, the easy way!

How to Change Grout Color, the easy way!

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Tired of trying to scrub away years of dirt and build up? So was I! This grout restorer and sealer is the easy fix for tired grout.

If you want to know how to change grout color quickly and easily, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve used the Dark Grey and Snow White versions of this product. Both worked perfectly. Grout Renew leaves an even, like new color across the grout. Note: I am not being paid for this post. I just really like the product and wanted to share it’s awesomeness with you. 🙂

When we moved into this house 5 years ago, I tried everything to clean the grout in this guest bathroom. It actually used to be even darker and dirtier than it looks in my before picture. The Magic Eraser was definitely the winner when it came to cleaning this grout. But even the Magic Eraser couldn’t completely restore this grout to white.


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You can restore that grout color without scrubbing. It's really quick and easy. You can even switch to a new grout color, with Grout Renew. My how-to video will show you how easy it is to update your grout color. #cleanGrout #Grout #FixGrout #WhiteGrout
The old grout looked so dirty and tired. Even the Magic Eraser couldn’t fix this.
You can restore that grout color without scrubbing. It's really quick and easy. You can even switch to a new grout color, with Grout Renew. My how-to video will show you how easy it is to update your grout color. #cleanGrout #Grout #FixGrout #WhiteGrout
A close up of the Grout Renew next to the old grout.

Luckily, I stumbled across Grout Renew a couple years ago when I was remodeling another bathroom. And it is the easy-to-use, miracle product I wanted.  It even seals your grout to help prevent future stains. Yea! Check out MY QUICK VIDEO to see how EASY it is to apply.

UPDATE Oct 2019: I have a new video showing my exact steps for using Grout Renew and the Before and After makeover on my dark and dingy kitchen grout. 🙂

You can always do a second coat of the grout renew, if needed. Also, if you have a light grout color, but really think your floor or shower will look better with a darker color, then go for it. There are over 30 colors to pick from. It will even lighten a dark grout. I don’t want to say it will turn a dark grout white without testing, but it might. I would just test a small spot, using 2 coats to verify.

Materials Needed

  • The recommended grout cleaner for your type of tile. Find it on the Grout Renew directions.
  • A clean rag and protective gloves to apply and remove the cleaner.
  • A toothbush
  • A disposable plastic container
  • Polyblend Grout Renew
  • A few clean rags or shop towels to remove the extra Grout Renew. The bigger the job, the more towels you’ll need.
You can restore that grout color without scrubbing. It's really quick and easy. You can even switch to a new grout color, with Grout Renew. My how-to video will show you how easy it is to update your grout color. #cleanGrout #Grout #FixGrout #WhiteGrout
The tile cleaner, Grout Renew in Snow White, and the toothbrush and container I used.

Directions for How to Change Grout Color

Step One

Start by using the grout cleaner. This is really the most important step. This will remove any built up, oils, and old sealers from your grout. Grout Renew will only be able to soak into and grip a clean, residue-free grout.

Carefully pick the correct cleaner for your type of tile. The directions on the Grout Renew will tell you which cleaner you need. Wear protective gloves to apply the cleaner. Let it sit on the grout for the recommended time, then wipe away.

Step Two

Let the grout dry completely before applying Grout Renew. I let mine dry overnight. Pour some of the Grout Renew into a disposable plastic container. (This step shown in video above)

Scoop some of the cleaner up with the toothbrush and lightly scrub onto the grout. Work in 12-18″ sections. Stopping to wipe away the excess as you go. Work like this across the entire floor, wall, or counter top.

Step Three

Let the Grout Renew cure completely before walking on it or placing items on top. That’s it for how to change grout color! Time to enjoy that new grout. Sure, call the neighbors too. You’ve earned your right to show off, a little. 😉

Whether you just want to go back to white or pick a new grout color...I have the easy and quicks steps for How to Change Grout Color!
Yay! That dingy grout is gone and the whole bathroom feels cleaner.

If you have tried this, I’d love to see your before and after pictures. Tag me on my Facebook page or Instagram account with your pictures.

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You can restore that grout color without scrubbing. It's really quick and easy. You can even switch to a new grout color, with Grout Renew. My how-to video will show you how easy it is to update your grout color. #cleanGrout #Grout #FixGrout #WhiteGrout
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Thanks for checking out how to change grout color. Have fun and let me know if you have questions. Or post pictures of your work and tag Abbotts At Home on FB, I’d love to see it!

18 thoughts on “How to Change Grout Color, the easy way!”

  1. After three years in this house trying to get the grout clean, I am definitely going to try this. Two quick questions….do you wipe up the excess with a wet or dry rag? Is the finish “gritty” looking like grout or shiny and rubbery looking like some others I’ve checked into? Thanks so much.

    • Hi Becky! You wipe excess with a clean dry rag. Keep shifting spots on the rag to clean areas. The finish isn’t gritty or shiny. It has the same sheen as normal grout. If that makes sense. Not shiny or really dull. Just neutral. It kind of paints the grout the new color, but also seals it. I love this stuff. I’m going to use it in front of my coffee maker soon. 🙂

  2. This is a helpful and very useful post. I will get my husband and son to do this to some floor tiles we have at a particular area in our basement. Thank you so much

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