Grout Restore: How to Use a Grout Pen

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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.

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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?

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  1. Ensure flooring is clean, dry and hoovered before starting to restore your grout.
  2. Have a wet cloth to hand for if you get any on your tiles- it easily wipes away.
  3. 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.
  4. Stop pumping when you see the ink flowing from the tip.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Once complete leave to dry, it is touch dry in 6 hours but don’t get wet for 24.
  8. 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;

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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,

Jo x

Have you used this grout pen? If so please leave a review in the reply below 🙂

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