Looking for a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to freshen up your grout lines?
I’m going to show you how to change your grout colour for $2 or less!
Our main bath is undergoing a very budget-friendly revamp. Since I’m not able to change tile at this time, I’m using a very simple yet effective method to make dated tile look like a new floor.
What’s the secret?
Acrylic paint from the dollar store.
Now I can’t take any credit for coming up with this brilliant concept. In fact, I got this idea from my bestie, Barbara, who in turn got the idea from her Mother-In-Law. They both have painted grout in their own homes with amazing long-term results.
So I had to try this acrylic paint out for myself! I wanted to change my beige grout lines to white.
This method does work best on sanded grout that has not been sealed as it has a porous surface that paint will easily absorb into. If you’re looking to cover discoloured grout, stained grout or if you just want to change the colour which is what I am doing, then this is a must-try.
Here’s what I did:
Vacuum and wash your floors. You need to start with a clean surface before you begin painting.
Once the tiles are completely dry, use a fine paint brush and generously apply the acrylic paint to the grout in an even manner. If the paint touches the tiles, just take paper towel to it and wipe the excess off (without touching the grout lines).
As you can see, my tiles have a pink vein going through them. The great thing about changing the grout lines to white is that the eye overlooks the pink making the overall tile colour read as white. Isn’t the difference amazing?!
Cover the entire surface and that’s all there is to it.
You could take this one step further and apply grout sealer once the paint dries. This will ensure the paint is locked in for good. I have yet to do this, however, I must say a couple days after I completed this project, I did try to rub and scrape off the painted grout to see if anything would come off—it didn’t even budge!
Although this is a time consuming project, keep in mind the larger the tile surface, the longer it will take you to complete but the results are totally worth it. Can’t go wrong with a $2.00 price tag. Thanks again Barb!