Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 340
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Updater Looks Like a New Floor
Bought this to test out in our master bath since it is the only separate room with tile. Our house is 11 years old and the tile throughout the house has a dated look. To me the dark grout with offwhite tiles created a checkerboard effect. After using Grout Renew, it looked like a different floor. I used Antique White and it took a little longer than I anticipated because I tried various methods to apply. Ended up using a nozzle cap on Grout Renew bottle and putting little drops about 1 1/2 inch apart and spreading it with a soft toothbrush that I had cut off half the bristles lengthwise. This minimized the spreading onto sides of the tile. It took less than 1/5 of the bottle to do about 65 sq ft. I will see how it holds up over the next few months and if still looks good, will tackle the rest of the house. The tile in the rest of the house is all adjoining, so once started, there is no going back. Lesson Learned: I have had both knees replaced so will use a good pair of knee pads next time.
July 5, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Richierich03 Not impressive, just average at best!
Wanted to try and spruce up the older tile grout. I tested this on a grout joint I had to remove before testing it on any other tile. What I found is this product is way too thick to really get in and penetrate the grout. At best you are only painting the grout. I will be returning the product and try cleaning the grout. Not sure if the product should be this thick but after reading the other reviews I think it sits on the HD shelf too long. Would not recommend this product.
March 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CLM81 What?!
Ok, let me start by saying that I NEVER do product reviews (much less do them at work but I couldn't contain myself..). This product, Polyblend Grout Renew, deserves another one to go with the hundreds of other glowing reviews.
I discovered PGR the other night around 3 in the morning, when I suddenly woke up from a deep slumber and had an idea regarding a very off in the future remodel of my bathroom. Thoughts of the bathroom led to thoughts of a kitchen remodel and the longing desire to destroy the gosh-awful creamish-beige and brown colored glazed ceramic tile with dark brown grout (Really? Who thinks that looks good?!) currently inhabiting my kitchen floor. Then it dawned on me.. what can I do to not only save money but do easily and save the trouble of re-tiling or regrouting. So I found PGR after a short internet search.
I rushed to HD the next day and purchased two bottles - Antique White and Bright White. And so began the fun and slightly uncomfortable up close and personal time with my kitchen floor. For my go with this stuff, I first tried the craft brush that all the other reviews recommended but I felt like it wasn't working for me as my grout lines are a little wide. Then I tried an old mini-round tooth brush (the ones you find on the expensive cosmetic dentist-supplied battery operated ones) and that worked like a charm! Its messy at first but once you get your groove, you're golden! Took me about an hour to complete my first go around and that included testing the two different colors and clean up. While I will need to readjust with a slightly different color to completely match the look I'm going for, I can tell you that this stuff is worth every cent of the $12 I spent! My cave of a kitchen looks brand new! The pics speak for themselves!
Some tips - If you have glazed tile, clean up is easy and you can remove any dried left over with the rough side of a sponge or a coarse towel. Best to clean as you go. Use a tiny tiny tooth brush if you have sanded grout to get deep in to the pores. Invest in some knee-pads or a comfortable pad like body mat (or just use a swing contraption a-la Honey I Shrunk the Kids) because you're going to be on the ground for awhile. Clean your tile thoroughly. And keep your doggies/kitties/guinea pigs in another room. My little terrorist-Pom thought it was cool to sneak up behind me and check on my progress = paint prints on the floor.
(Pics are before, during, after, and side-by-side comparison)
March 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terpen Did the job
I had some white grout in bathroom floor tile of a house I was selling. Couldn't get stains out. This did an excellent job of coloring. A bit tedious but easier than rerouting.
I used a small foam brush to paint the joints and wiped as much of the excess as I could with a damp rag. After it dried, I used a sponge with the nylon scrubber to get it off of the tile and a razor blade scrapper for the heavier stubborn places. Comes off fairly easily without disturbing the grouted area. Probably best to do a small area until you get the hang off it because the longer it dries, the more difficult it is to remove from the tile. Especially a textured tile.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amym No need to remove tile when you can "renew"
I am still in the middle of this project and although the application of the product can be tedious, the result is absolutely worth the time. We were going to rip out the old tile because I didn't like the way it looked but the tiles were still in great condition. After reading reviews of grout renew we decided to give it a try and I am really pleased with the outcome. The floor makes the entire room look different. I have tried multiple application techniques, toothbrush, q-tips, wiping with a dry paper towel, wiping with a wet paper towel. What has worked best for me is painting it onto the grout with a fine paintbrush. It is slightly more time consuming but the result is very nice. This is an amazing value!
September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kk Great product it really works
Love this product my grout looks like new ! So happy
May 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ben Key to Clean Up of Product
This is an excellent product with a great finish afterwards. From my experience cleanup is the hardest part working in sections. I applied the charcoal to white hexagon bathroom floor tile and completely coated the tile and grout in a 1x2 area. To clean up use straight VINEGAR on either clean paper towels or cheap rags. You go through a lot of them. Then afterward it dries you will need to use a green scrubber pad to buff the tile with vinegar to get any residual left on them.
April 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jim Right shade and good coverage.
This product was easy to use and went on smoothly. Only time will tell if it stays looking as good as it does now.
May 3, 2016