Who on earth decided to put light grout in a room leading in from the garden?! Certainly not one with an active four year old and a dog. Although my grout came up really nice when cleaned, it really was such a time consuming task, and it took no time at all to get into a grubby, stained state again. A quick mop just wouldn’t cut it, it was a hands and knees on floor kinda job, with an old toothbrush. I contemplated new flooring, just a quick fix of cheap vinyl which we could do ourselves, but what a waste of nice, new-ish tiles! We could of also considered re-grouting, although I wouldn’t have known where to start. Then I came across a grout restorer pen at a cost of £3.99 from The Rainbow Liquid Chalk Specialists- available on Amazon. Here’s a direct link.
I chose the dark grey but you can get various colours such as; White , light grey, black and cream. One pen covers up to 60m and the nib is reversible for if it wears down, I purchased two, for the bathroom and kitchen. So how do you restore your grout with this?
- Ensure flooring is clean, dry and hoovered before starting to restore your grout.
- Have a wet cloth to hand for if you get any on your tiles- it easily wipes away.
- Pump the pen gently to activate the ink- this didn’t take many pumps for me but they do say it can take up to 10 or even 20 times.
- Stop pumping when you see the ink flowing from the tip.
- Hold the pen at an angle to keep the ink flowing and apply a smooth, steady pressure. If you apply too much pressure you will damage the nib, but remember it is reversible if you ruin it.
- If the ink flow seems to dry up, pump again, this only took 2 or 3 pumps for me and then your ready to go again.
- Once complete leave to dry, it is touch dry in 6 hours but don’t get wet for 24.
- You may need to touch up some bits with a second coat, but the majority of my grout only needed one coat!
You should then see results like this;
I am so so pleased with the results, and it literally only took me a couple of hours to complete. It has made such a difference to my bathroom and kitchen, clean floors really do make such a difference. Fingers crossed it lasts a while, but I already know it will last longer then when I used to clean it back to its former self.
Thanks for reading,
Have you used this grout pen? If so please leave a review in the reply below 🙂