|How to Color and Seal Grout in One Step|
My husband likes to keep busy. Lucky me, and that's not meant to be sarcastic!
He's always finding a task to do around the house and is an avid watcher of YouTube how-to videos.
Next thing I know, he's painting/sealing the grout in the hallway. I'll quickly review the steps he followed to get the lovely finished result featured in the photos below.
1. He Used Polyblend Grout Renew
I'm always confident that hubby will select a quality product because he's very thorough when researching choices.
This product is an all-in-one colorant and sealer. You'll want to match the color of your own grout. The sealer protects the grout from traffic, dirt, and floor washings.
He purchased several bottles and color-matched them to the color of our floor. We prefer our grout to be as close to the same color as the tiles. I suspect most people prefer that.
By having the grout and tile similar in color, the floor looks more like one flowing piece. This is especially useful if your hallway isn't very large. Darker grout lines can leave an area feeling chopped up and smaller.
Here's an actual photo of the grout he
purchased - Yep, it's available
All he used was a toothbrush (or 2) and some cloths for wiping. He trimmed the toothbrush to the width needed to fit the grout gap between the tiles. The gap between the tiles in our hallway is a bit wider than most, but he still had to trim the toothbrush.
Trimming the toothbrush makes applying Grout Renew easier because it fits nicely in the gap and has less chance to overlap onto the tile.
|Here's a look at the toothbrush he trimmed for the job|
This job requires you to be on your hands and knees. Unfortunately, that's not easy for some of us. Thankfully hubby doesn't have any health issues in the knee department. It was hard on his back though, so be forewarned, it may take several days to complete. Take your time, don't overdo it.
He applied the grout paint sealer directly onto the grout line and painted it into the grout using the toothbrush. It was very time-consuming.
Don't worry if a bit of grout paint gets on the tiles, as you can wipe that off as you go along or do a few floor washings after it's had a chance to set for a day.
Here's the Before and After
Photo of the Grout Work
Check out the finished look below. Hubby completed this in the fall of 2019 and it's currently spring 2020. This grout colorant/sealer has held up nicely. The floor still looks like he just finished the job. You'll notice that this grout colorant/sealer comes in many color choices, so go crazy and do the whole house.
|Grout Colored/Sealed - Finished Look|
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