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Got Dirty Grout??? Clean your Dirty Grout with this DIY

Updated: Jun 20, 2021

It’s just a matter of time before things get dirty, it’s just a fact of life. Counters get dirty when you prepare meals, clothes get dirty when you wear them and bathroom floor grout gets dirty when you walk on them for hours, days, and years.

So one day, when I looked down at my master bathroom grout on the floor, I was shocked to see how dirty it was. I didn’t really have the money or the means to have a professional come in and regrout so I took to the trusty internet to find a solution.

And for under $15, I found it!

Let me introduce you to the Grout Pen! A marker-type pen with paint in it, where you literally just paint your grout.

How bad could it be? It had to be better than the dirty grout I was currently living with. So I took a chance and bought it. I read all the reviews and carefully started my project.

Here's what you’ll need:

First, vacuum and wash the floor and tiles. If your tile is dirty in the grooves or the recessed areas, I recommend using the Rubbermaid Power Scrubber and take the time to clean the dirt on the tile (see middle photo below for "before" top photo vs. "after" bottom photo).

Next, take the Grout Pen and pump a bit into the disposable bowl.

(The directions of the Grout Pen say to just use the pen to “paint the grout” but the reviews said you would have more control with a paint brush as the paint gets gloppy straight from the pen).

Start painting the grout!

Use the old dish towel to quickly wipe the excess paint that goes onto the tile and use the larger towel for your knees.

It’s as easy as that!

Full disclosure, this took longer than expected, about 2 hours for an 8x10 area, but I wanted to get it just right, so I took my time. Also, it was kind of therapeutic... I was alone, in the zone, no kids or distractions... maybe doing house projects is more therapeutic than I thought it would be! See for yourself....

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