Rated 3.3 out of 5Â by 115
Rated 4 out of 5Â by chefmichaelo Worked great
did my vanity top, shower and floor. This works great!! not sure what other users are complaining about, it worked just fine
April 23, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Cal70 You couldn't pay me to use this product again.
This is the first product review I have ever written. I just want to save other people from ruining their beautiful tile job. I have done quite a bit of tile work and, after talking to a couple of employees in the tile section of Depot, decided to use the product because you didn't have to seal it. First, in spite of the fact that the name "bright white" indicates that it might match the company's other "bright white" products, the color bears no resemblance to white. It is a grey that no grout caulk can match. Second, application. Your grout lines will not come out consistent. The consistency of the mixture changes rapidly while you work through different sections. I was working on a backsplash and by the time I got to the second section, perhaps 10 minutes after the first, the consistency was that of peanut butter and I could not press hard enough to clean the tiles without taking much of the grout from the grout lines. The lines in this job look awful. Third, cleanup. Most everything in this product's demise comes from the fact that it is not a water cleanup product. It is mis-labeled. The directions indicate that you should be able to easily wipe the grout from the tile with water alone and a couple drops of dawn soap. Well, let me tell you that it will not wash off of your sponges, your float, or anything it comes in contact with it without some sort of solvent. Normally, with non-epoxy grouts, you can reuse sponges. With this product, you will be using sponges like paper towels. The label hints at this by saying that if the sponge builds up, just grab another sponge. However, I ended up grabbing all the sponges I could find, dish sponges included, just so that I could find something not soiled with epoxy to clean the tiles with. After speaking with a representative from the company, I had to buy a clean strip product that I will remove the haze with today. This is the worst tiling product I have ever used and nothing on the label hinted at the complications I encountered. I read all of the instructions thoroughly.
August 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Chris Works great...Be sure to use white vinegar for cleanup
This product does work well. Some people appear to have had trouble with clean up. In short, don't wait too long before begining the clean up process. My grout installation was ready to wipe down after setting for only one hour. Check the firmness of the grout every 30 - 45 minutes after it is applied. Once the grout is relatively firm, but still plyable, you need to begin the clean up process. If you wait much longer, it will set and you are screwed, because this stuff dries rock hard. Secondly, be sure to add white vinegar to your water bucket. I used roughly 2 - 3 cups per gallons of water. The vinegar enables easy removal of the excess grout. Just using water creates a sticky mess.
October 26, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5Â by cdscontracting Bright White isn't even close to white
Very disappointed in the color of the grout. I selected the Bright white based on the color chip on the container. I am using a white glossy ceramic tile for a modern look. A key part of the look is to not have the group lines stand out. The color chip on the container was a perfect match for the tile. The actual grout color isn't even close.
June 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by PREdrag Worst Grout Conceived
It's amazing that such a terrible product can exist in 2013. Here's a brief list of ways this grout fails:
It doesn't spread well, you'll spend a lot of time and effort just getting the grout into the grout lines, which really ruins the timing of the application process (see below).
Once set in the grout line, it easily falls out when used on vertical walls. This grout sets WAY TOO QUICKLY. In about 30 min, it already starts to cure, making spreading it properly impossible. You can't add water and the recommendations to keep the grout pliable is useless.
I bought 2 buckets, threw away 2/3 of the first bucket because it was fully hardened in 1 hr. I rushed thru the 2nd bucket and only had to throw away 1/3 of this expensive grout. $50 for 2 buckets, and $25 thrown away.
You can't apply the grout and wipe the tiles in enough time before it cures. Too much time is needed to get the grout in the gaps. When the area where you began has already past the hazing phase. You either struggle to apply the rest of the grout before it hardens, then struggle to wipe excess dried grout, OR end up throwing 1/2 the bucket away because it hardened while you wiped away the excess. Pick your poison.
While you follow the instructions, the grout lines took terrible (uneven, full of air pockets, sandy), the rest of the grout had hardened and you're exhausted. To add insult to injury, this Bright White grout finished a mild gray and I have to throw away my float, my putty knife, and my sandals.
August 13, 2013