This post is sponsored by Lowe’s. We’ve partnered with them to share how-to’s, from easy to elaborate. This one is an easy one!
In preparation for summer guests, some of our friends were talking about replacing their tile in one of their bathrooms, because it looked “so dingy”. When we looked at it, we realized, it wasn’t the tile that looked dingy, it was just the grout! And dyeing it is a fast, $10 project.
1. Make sure the floor is clean.
Before you dye the grout, make sure the floor is nice and clean. We just sprayed it with some tile/floor cleaner and wiped it down with a clean rag.
2. Apply the Grout Refresh
Lowe’s carries MAPEI Grout Refresh in a bunch of different colors–we went with white. It’s a dye, but goes on like paint. The top has a small spout that’s easy to squeeze out a small amount along the grout line.
3. Brush the Grout Refresh into the Grout Lines
An old toothbrush comes in handy for this step. A little bit of grout paint goes a long way and brushing it into the lines will help it set for the long haul. Don’t worry about staying in the lines right now.
4. Remove the excess.
After letting the grout dye set for 30-60 minutes, you can spritz the tile with water and remove the excess Grout Refresh from the tile with a scrubbing sponge. (Alternatively, you can wipe the excess off with a clean cloth or paper towel as you go.)
The whole process took us less than an hour and their floor looked clean, fresh and new!
And the MAPEI Grout Refresh was only $10! So if you’re not in a place to replace your tile, whether it’s time or budget, keep this easy DIY in your back pocket that can change the look of your whole floor in an afternoon or less.