Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 224
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unhappy STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT
This product goes on beautifully. Then it dries. And it dries UGLY. Uneven color and spotty white crust. Called Polly blend, followed their directions... Buy their acid wash and scrub after 10 days drying time. Did that and it looked good wet then dried to the same UGLY. They did send "stain sealer " for me to basically paint all my grout lines. So several extra days labor and more money buying acid and brushes. Lots of negative reviews on other colors too. Surprised Home Depot continues to carry this product. Absolute Failure of a product.
March 16, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jess Horrible!
So disappointed with this grout! We decided to go for the wood tile look and since the store used this color on the display we figured we couldn't go wrong. The grout is so unevenly colored it's not funny. Parts look great other parts are more grey. Anyone who had this problem have any recommendations to fix it???????
February 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ssss Exactly as pictured
I was looking for a grout that wasn't white but also didn't look dirty for my shower. This was perfect. I have a glass panel (greens, tans, whites) and pale green/pale greenish gray 12" X 12" marble tiles. I wanted a grout that stayed in the background and this fit the bill beautifully. It doesn't overwhelm the glass tiles and allows them to be the focus. It was also used on the shower floor between river stones. As with the glass and marble, it allows the colors and individuality of the rocks to shine through and even though it's a pale gray, it doesn't look dirty. If you even notice it between the marble tiles, you'd call it gray. If you had to name the color between the glass tiles, you'd call it off-white. If you named the color as it appears on the floor, you'd call it white but it's all the same grout. I am delighted with it.
March 11, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by andchristina Dries to a different color
I had the same issue as other reviewers - once the grout dries the color lightens to a medium grey, not a charcoal as is pictured on the box. It seems like this is an issue with just about all black grout due to the amount of cement required.
HOWEVER I was able to salvage my project by using polyblend's grout renew colorant/sealant - it's good to seal your grout anyway and the charcoal grout renew does dry black!
I used the grout renew to brighten up dingy tile in the past so when I was disappointed in the color of this grout I was excited to see that they do make the grout renew in charcoal! I highly suggest that anyone planning on putting in tile with black grout uses the grout renew - I just used a toothbrush to scrub it on and wiped off the excess.
May 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Meryl Why is the Color Sample Purple? This grout is dark brown
After reading all the negative grout reviews, I did some research as to how NOT to have my dark grout turn out significantly lighter than anticipated and end up with white surface effervescence. I followed strict instructions on the water measurements and made sure my sponge was only damp. Also, i learned that grout has problem drying in humid or cold temperatures so I took a blow dryer to it to expedite the drying process and it did not effect the color. The Sable color is great with the tile I chose. I only got a bit of spotty grout toward the edges where you can't tell. And for people who are confused on what the color is. When you see the grout mix dry in the bag, that is the color the applied grout should dry to. My Sable brown looked like a melted chocolate bar when wet and dried lighter. I have posted a zoomed in photo for color comparison. On my computer screen the grout color sample looks purple lol
September 19, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Handyman Practice first!
Our first use of this non-sanded grout product so there was a learning curve. The first project we tried to follow the mixing directions, but it was too wet and our grout lines were not filled in enough. It was on a vertical surface so it was to easy to wipe out. It was also a mess to wipe off without being able to run outside to a hose for rinsing. Rinsing the sponge in a bucket of water didn't work well since the water was dirty and full of grout residue really quick. We were snowed in so I was running buckets of water through the house and dumping them out the back door. Now I have a mess to clean up outside. We didn't want to put this stuff down our drains. We did a tub surround and a kitchen countertop. We did the countertop grout twice to make sure we had nice full grout lines. We kind of figured out what the best mix was of grout and water. It looks very nice and is holding up well so far.
March 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by groutnovice This product was easy to use after trial and error
We had to buy this product twice because the first time we followed the directions on the back of the package to the letter and it DID NOT work at all. DO NOT use those instructions!!! the grout will be too thick and will be too hard to work with. Instead mix the grout with water a little at time until it the consistency of toothpaste and then apply it to your tile. Do not mix the entire bag at once as the bag instructs.
March 24, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Artfinisher Charcoal #60 grout
The grout was adequate for the job, but I had to buy WAY too much for a very small job. I had to mix it in batches, because it would dry too quickly. I wanted to get the pre-mixed variety so I could work on small patches at a time without having to mix another batch.
October 7, 2014