Using a Grout Pen To Clean Grout in Four Easy Steps

Grout pens help to restore your grout to its original color. Each grout pen covers an average 80-160 linear ft. of tile grout. We suggest two coats. With 3 inch tiles, you would need 8 linear feet of coverage for every square foot. For instance, a 10 ft. by 4 ft. bathroom (40 ft. of tile) needs about 320 ft. of linear coverage. This would need about 2-4 grout pens for the first application depending on whether you did one application or two.

If you already cleaned your tile and it still looks bad, you could use the aid of a grout pen or grouting pens. A lot of them use strong grout cleaners to get the job done quickly and effectively. Whats more they allow you to apply it to the exact spots that needs the most cleaning. The steps below will help you have the most success on your project.

Materials you will need:

Grout pen, (For the best choice, please scroll to the bottom of this page!)
Gout Cleaner, Grout Cleaner Brush or tool, Dry towel
Cardboard or a few loose sheets or paper.


First, you need to use a grout cleaner to help you clean the surface of the tile and grout  before starting. Scrub the dirt off of the tile and use a scrub brush or toothbrush to carefully clean out the grout. Make sure to clean the grout really well and to remove any loose material. Before you are done cleaning, you will want to thoroughly dry the tile and grout.

Second, shake the grout cleaner before opening and test the grouting pen on a loose sheet of paper. You will want to test how hard you need to push and how to get the best results. Another method is to start in the color where mistakes are less possible.

Third, slowly apply to the tile and grout. Be careful to put it on evenly and not to get in on the tile. For the best success you want to go slowly. If you do spill, make sure to clean it up quickly with a damp cloth. Allow it to dry for one to two hours.

Fourth, for best results you will also need to apply a second coat. Remember to shake well before applying. The second coat should help your first coat look complete. After finishing allow the grout to dry for 4 to 5 hours before assuming normal levels of use again.

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