Hate grime that creeps up in between your tiles over time? Can’t stand looking at that discoloured grout anymore?
Well I know exactly how you feel. Sort of.
My friends, I have a little confession to make.
During our recent bathroom reno, we had an itsy-bitsy problem with our new tile floor. . . we had a case of blotchy grout.
It was definitely a sad day for me when I realized what happened. We were told this usually occurs when too much water is used somewhere during the installation or the cleanup process.
The hubby and I thought our only choice was to re-grout everything. And who wants to do that?! So when the good people at DAP Products asked me if I wanted to test out DAP Kwik Seal Grout Recolour Kit, I jumped at the opportunity right away.
Most of you would probably consider using this product to fix old grout that has seen years of dirt and mildew buildup. Some of you would use this product just to change the colour of your grout? Makes sense! Right?! I would too.
But for all those people who have done their own tiling job and somewhere along the line it went sour (and hopefully I’m not alone in this department), this product is also excellent for covering your DIY mistakes.
Check out these results:
It’s easy to overlook the blotchy grout from far but up close is a whole other story. See the difference for yourself!
LEFT: you can clearly see the discolouration in the grout / RIGHT: the difference after using DAP Kwik Seal Grout Recolour Kit (I used Almond).
I was very pleased with the results!! This kit makes it easy for you to achieve professional results without the professional price tag. This two-step process took me roughly 2 hours to fully complete. Here’s what I did:
Mix the entire bottle of Pre-Treat with one gallon of warm water (or dilute 1 ounce of Pre-Treat for every 8 ounces of water). If you are doing a small area, it’s wise to measure by the ounce. One gallon is way too much and it will just go to waste.
Once it’s been mixed, take your diluted mixture and either sponge or spray it directly onto your grout.
I only had a dish sponge available (a brand new one, of course) and it seem to work just fine. Plus I wasn’t too worried about grime since I am recolouring NEW grout anyway.
Once the grout is all covered, let the solution sit. After 5 minutes, take your enclosed grout brush and scrub away. Then use a towel and wipe up the diluted mixture off your tiles.
Next I traced a thin line of Colour + Seal over 2 feet of grout at a time.
I used the same brush and scrub the colour right into the grout. Any excess colour left on the tile was cleaned with a damp chamois.
Tip: I personally found the hole on the squeeze cap applicator to be too small for my large tiles. I cut the tip to make it slightly bigger. Also if you happen to get any of this product on your white vanity or white base boards, clean right away otherwise it will stain.
Once your entire surface is complete, wait 30 minutes for it to soak in and dry.
Remove any excess residue from the tiles by spraying glass cleaner.
Tip: it was suggested to use a terry cloth for clean up. I found that using the back of my dish sponge worked 10 times better with the glass cleaner vs with a terry cloth. I was actually able to scrub the tile where the colour leaked on a little thicker.
Overall I was really happy with the results and thank heavens we found a quick and easy solution to fix our grout issue.
What are your problem areas? Would you tryDAP Kwik Seal Grout Recolour kit in your house?
Disclosure: I received a sample for review purposes only. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience