Now’s the time to restore your tile grout to its former glory – Grout Shield review
Have you walked into your bathroom and noticed dirty grout between the tiles?
What about your kitchen – is the grout stained on your tiled cooker splashback?
If so, this Grout Shield review is for you!
No matter how hard you try to stop it, the grout colour gets darker and dirtier.
It seems impossible to keep clean and looks gross!
In this review, you’ll find out a very easy way to make your tile grout look as good as new. And it doesn’t take very long to do.
You’ll know from reading my steam cleaner review that I’ve been on the look-out for a grout cleaner and whitener, for quite a while. I didn’t want to use bleach nor have the time and expense of re-grouting.
… Grout Shield’s Grout Restoration System
I’m so excited to share this with you as I was amazed at the results after using it – take a look at my Before and After photos below!
Grout Shield’s Grout Restoration System – what is it?
The Grout Restoration System is a leading US product, now being distributed in the UK by Kilrock.
“Current alternatives to re-grouting are mainly cosmetic, whereas Grout Shield chemically bonds with the existing grout and forms a professional, durable and superior finish” [source: GroutShield.co.uk]
Grout Shield isn’t one of those whiteners in a little bottle with a sponge at the end. I’ve tried those before – the liquid dries in the bottle and the sponge soon falls off.
Grout Shield gives you proper results – it cleans, re-colours, seals and protects your grout.
The Grout Restoration System works on any type of tile grout
It restores literally any type of tile grout (indoors or outdoors), whether on the floor or on the wall. It’s ideal for kitchen splash-backs, bath and shower tiles, and floor tiles.
The bottle containing the grout restorer is the “Colour Seal” (available in four colours: white, off-white, beige and grey) and can be used to change your original grout colour, if needed.
How to use the Grout Restoration System to make your tile grout look like new
Grout Shield provide everything you need to restore your tile grout. Inside the box you’ll find:
- full photo instruction leaflet
- 500ml of Pre-Cleaner
- 230ml of Colour Seal in your chosen colour
- applicator brush
- 2 x chamois cloths
- surface scraper tool
Three quick and easy steps
Follow these steps to clean, re-colour, seal and protect your grout so that it looks like new (read the instructions provided for more information):
- spray grout line with Pre-Cleaner – leave for two minutes, then scrub the grout with scrubbing brush. Wipe excess fluid from tiles with cloth
- place Colour Seal nozzle on grout line – squeeze bottle as you move it along the grout line
- brush Colour Seal into grout line with applicator brush – on vertical lines, brush upwards. Smooth grout lines with your finger and wipe excess Colour Seal with scraper tool (shallow grout line) or chamois cloth (deep grout line)
After 20 minutes, clean and polish the tiles with a dry towel, if needed. The tile area is ready for proper use in three hours.
Watch this quick video to see for yourself how easy it is to apply and restore your tile grout back to its original beauty:
What’s it like using Grout Shield’s Grout Restoration System?
I recently used the Grout Restoration System to restore my bathroom and kitchen tile grout to its original white colour.
I took some Before and After photos in the kitchen so you can see the restored grout colour and its new bright appearance – after 20 years of the same grout, some areas were brown before I started.
I’m so pleased with the results which is why I wanted to tell you about it too.
It’s very easy and quick to apply and doesn’t have a strong smell at all. In fact, the instructions state that it’s “non-hazardous and biodegradable”.
My top tips to restore your grout to its original brightness
Don’t waste the Pre-Cleaner:
- clean the tiles with your usual cleaner before starting the restoration process – the Pre-Cleaner’s just for the grout lines
- spray Pre-Cleaner at the top of vertical grout lines (and again a bit further down) and allow it to drip along the grout line
- use an old toothbrush to scrub in the Pre-Cleaner, and keep the applicator brush for the Colour Seal
Don’t waste the Colour Seal:
- a little Colour Seal goes a long way – only use a very small amount
- apply the Colour Seal along the horizontal grout lines, and then the vertical (or vice versa) so that you keep track of which areas have been done
- the applicator brush retains quite a lot of Colour Seal – wipe it on any grout lines which need more
- only use Colour Seal on small areas at a time so that it doesn’t dry before wiping away the excess – I worked on areas of about 1 metre square
- make sure you properly wash the chamois cloths and the Colour Seal nozzle so they can be re-used
Although the box suggests it can restore an area of approximately 10 square metres of 10cm x 10cm tiles, or 30 square metres of 40cm x 40cm tiles, I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of Pre-Cleaner and Colour Seal leftover.
I was even more surprised to see that the bottles are sealable for re-use.
Where can you buy the Grout Restoration System?
It’s definitely an investment worth the price. I can’t say enough how pleased I am with the results (and, no, I’m not affiliated to Kilrock!).
It’s much quicker than having to re-grout your tiles and easier to keep clean as everyday dirt isn’t absorbed.
Unless you’ve got whole rooms that are tiled, I think the average household would find one pack of Pre-Cleaner and Colour Seal to be enough for their kitchen and bathroom.
The sealed finish should last up to 10 years!
Go ahead and try it – you’ll be pleased with the results.
Note: this review is a general resource, not intended to be professional advice.
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