We have found that over time, the white grout over our bath tends to blacken, which certainly isn’t a good look. I’ve been searching for a way to make our tile grout look like new without replacing it.
I definitely like to show you the good, the bad and the ugly. And ugly that definitely is!
We have a shower over the bath, so I think that the mould likes to grow due to the water hitting the tiles at the side. Cleaning, even with mould remover, doesn’t completely get rid of the discolouration, so we decided we needed to use something to whiten the grout again.
We used a Ronseal White Grout Pen, which we got from B&Q.
First of all, I cleaned the grout and tiles and then left them to dry.
After shaking the grout pen, you literally use it like a normal pen. It does say not to be too heavy handed because the paint will come out too fast and overflow, which I can imagine would happen, because the product does come out really easily and quickly.
If any of the product goes onto the tiles, it can be wiped off with a damp cloth. It does require a steady hand to keep within the lines of the grout and after leaning over the bath doing it for a very short amount of time, I had to get Dan to help me out to finish it off.
As you can see, the pen made our tile grout look like new! It does say to leave it to dry for 24 hours, although I left it for about 21 hours before having a shower, and I didn’t have any problems.
We have used this pen before, and we found that the grout stayed white for quite some time.
So much quicker and easier than replacing the grout!