Here’s How to Whiten Tile Grout and seal it from future stains. Yay!
A few years ago, I spent a week trying to scrub the grout clean in my guest bathroom. I tried probably 10 different products and Pinterest tricks. But nothing really worked until I found Polyblend Grout Renew. This product is A-Mazing. Here’s How to Whiten Tile Grout, the easy way!
Grout Renew can get your grout back to white or even change your grout color to a new color. Amazon has about 30 different shades available. And Home Depot usually has 10ish. I have to say, I am absolutely not sponsored by any product for this post. I really just like it. I tried a similar product from Lowes that I actually thought was harder to use. Grout Renew is my go to.
My grout seems to stay cleaner, longer after using grout renew too. I think it seals the grout better than it was sealed as fresh new grout. It wipes clean easier too. I’m thinking I’ll have to do this in my high-traffic kitchen every 3 years, or so. Some bathrooms might need it every 3 years too. Yay! I love how long this product lasts and how amazing it looks.
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- Broom or Vacuum
- Steam Mop or Other Tile Cleaner
- Grout Haze Remover and Nitrile Gloves
- Polyblend Grout Renew, almost 30 colors available
- Clean Dry Rags, Old Toothbrushes or similar, Disposable cups
See My Kitchen Tile Grout Makeover
How to Whiten Tile Grout – Steps
BEFORE STARTING, be sure to read all instructions and warnings on the products. There may be something about your type of tile that requires extra steps. So, make sure you don’t miss anything.
Step One – Start with a clean floor. My normal weekly routine is to Steam Mop after sweeping the floor with a broom. Steam Mops are a good way to sanitize a floor without harsh chemicals.
Step Two – Apply the Recommended Grout Haze Remover to all grout lines. Check the Polyblend Grout Renew Bottle for recommendations. Since I do not have Cement Tile, I used the Non-Cement Grout Haze remover. I poured some in an old container to make it easy to dip my brush in. Do not pour it in a container you will eat out of again.
Grout Haze Remover is a strong chemical. You have to wear Nitrile gloves when applying it. Nitrile gloves can usually be found in the paint section of your hardware store. Or, you can find Nitrile gloves on Amazon.
Wipe away the grout haze remover with clean dry rags, as you work. You can see how I apply and wipe off the grout haze remover in the ‘how to whiten tile grout’ video link above.
Step Three – After giving the grout haze remover time to dry, you can start applying grout renew. I like to use an old toothbrush to apply Grout Renew. I think it’s easier to pour some grout renew into a plastic cup or small container so that I can dip the brush in.
Lightly scrub the Polyblend grout renew into the grout lines with the brush. This will help push the grout renew into the pours of the grout. That will help seal out future stains a bit longer too. Make sure you don’t get too much grout renew on the tile, that’ll make it easier to wipe off. Work in small sections, you need to wipe the grout renew off the tile before it dries.
Have a bunch of clean, dry rags on hand to wipe the grout renew off the tile. Again, you can see how I do this in the ‘how to whiten tile grout’ video link above, if it’s confusing. When you wipe the tile, 90% of the grout renew will stay on the grout. So, you don’t really have to worry about wiping it away. BUT, you can always do a second coat of grout renew in spots that need it. No need to wait for the first coat to dry, just apply it right then.
After you finished applying the grout renew to the whole floor, try to keep it dry for a few days so that the grout renew can completely cure. That’s it. Your done. Enjoy that new grout look!
Thanks for checking out my ‘How to Whiten Tile Grout’ tutorial. If you’re looking for another DIY Kitchen Update? If you have crumbly grout along your counters, here’s how to fix it. 🙂
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