I was told to get the $90 bottle of 511 but decided on this at $10 per can. This was my first time sealing grout. I found that the spray came out too much and left a lot on the surrounding tile so I spray the longest lines and then got on my hands and knees with an old tee-shirt to work the excess sealer into the horizontal lines running through the long vertical which worked like a charm, no waste. The tile was porcelin and cleaned up well. Very slippery if you walk on it before wiping off so be careful. The T-shirt ended up very damp which allowed me to use it for a second coat. So I got more out of it then planned. I used 2 cans on about 400sq ft. After a 2 hour wait I did the water test and the grout repelled it as promised. Hard work but it was worth it. USE GLOVES and VENT area well!
I'm not a pro. Sealing and restoring floor tile grout to it's original color is a real pain, but this makes it easier. I used Polyblend GroutRenew (white) to seal & restore our kitchen and bathroom floors. Just screw the applicator head from one of these bottles onto the Grout Renew bottle and apply according to directions. Save the original GroutRenew bottle cap on the applicator brush bottle then swap them when you're done to keep any remaining sealant. I had to use two coats of the GroutRenew on our floors and wore out four applicators in the process. Not cheap, but a lot neater than toothbrushes.
This product is supposed to be for applying sealant to grout, however, if you use color seal, you will have problems with it if you are using it on anything larger than a very small bathroom of say about 50 square feet. There is no control over the flow except by squeezing the bottle. The tip clogs then as you squeeze harder then you start getting drips and sealant oozing from the cap. I did a 220 square foot area with it and it took forever! It was difficult to control how much sealant went down. It seemed t0 have no happy medium. It either put down too much or too little.
I have used this product for several years to seal grout at our rental homes. When we renovate kitchens and baths, I always protect the new grout with sealer so my review is based on use in new construction. This product is easy to use. The nozzle works well for floor and wall application. Be sure to wipe excess spray after application. I know the sealer is effective after seeing the grout condition between tenants.
I have tried for years to clean grout in kitchen and breakfast area but found nothing that really worked. A friend used Polyblend with great success so I tried it. Looks great. I used painter's tape to get the lines straight. Takes time but is worth it. Also used it in two bathrooms. Made the tile look new. If any flaws in application just redo it. You can touch up any scratches that occur. Great product.
Tried this product today and I found it just about impossible to apply without getting it on the adjacent tile, even though I was using a small artist's brush. Most of the areas where I applied it, came off with alcohol, thankfully. I would not recommend this product because it's difficult to use and did not live up to some of the other reviews on this site.
OK so sitting on the floor for three days to apply Polyblend with a paint brush killed my back, but it was worth it! Obviously there's no other way to apply something to grout than to painstakingly apply it line by line but that being said, Ease of Installation was actually great! The product goes on easily and wipes off easily. Don't freak out when you first apply, it looks like paint..but absorbs in and looks like grout as it dries. Love the results!
It was a standard bathroom door knob which was not carried in the store. It did come in earlier than expencted.
I actually used this in Platinum. I am repainting grout between penny tiles--quite a chore! But it is looking great. I use a toothbrush to really rub it in. After trial and error, I learned it's best to let it set for 15-20 minutes, then use a damp rag to wipe off the tiles. Really great stuff if you need to change grout color. I used it on brand new grout and it worked fine.
I painted every grout line in my house with a toothbrush. It's tedious work but well worth the effort. I changed the grout color from pink to gray (not nutmeg). It covers well and time will tell if it stands up to usual wear and tear. It appears though to repel stains much better than grout.
Made my tile/grout look brand new. Was a little time consuming since I was working on such small tile. But it turned out nice. Thought the price was ok. And I didn't even use half of it!