Change grout color?

brussoAugust 2, 2011

I have a project where the tile is fine but the grout needs to be changed to a lighter color. I could dig out all the grout and re-grout but was wondering if there is a way to change the color of the existing grout. This is on a kitchen backsplash and the tile has been in place for about 5 years already.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

It's called grout colorant :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Grout Colorant

    Bookmark   August 5, 2011 at 4:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I was told by a store sales person that Grout Colorant was only temporary and would wash off like shoe polish. It was mentioned that people selling their houses used this to freshen up grout temporarily. I do not have personal experience with Grout Colorant.

I used Kitchen/Bath Semi-Gloss paint on bathroom floor tile grout and it worked great, lasted several years.

If you do not want a shine, use a low luster paint.

I took a tile to Home Depot and they used their machine to mix paint to the exact color of area chosen on the tile.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2011 at 1:55PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How to fix 1" gaps in drywall seams?
We recently bought our home (build in 1938). One of...
HydroShield Sealant?
I have some granite that is failing to maintain stain...
Help - how do I fix this tippy fence - did a dumb thing
Am building a 6 foot wood privacy fence (L shape) from...
advice plzzz on how to keep neighbors plants growing under fence
I rent. I get a big discount doing the gardening so...
Sidewalk crack
Any way to fill/hide this crack? I could cut slot wider....
Sponsored Products
Fairmont Six-light Two-tier Foyer Chandelier
23x16 Black Granite Bathroom Vessel Sink - TORRENCE SHADOW
Splat Wall or Ceiling Wet Location 8" Wide Light Fixture
Euro Style Lighting
Progress Lighting Wall Mounted Welcome Collection Antique Bronze 1-Light Wall
Home Depot
Gladiator Red Tile Flooring - 48 Pack - GAFT48TTYR
$241.99 | Hayneedle
Salsbury Industries Lockers 72000 Series 36 in. W x 78 in. H x 18 in. D Double
Home Depot
Serena & Lily Mercer Layette Set
Serena & Lily
Porcelina Ring 24-Inch Six-Light Dark Bronze Square 5000 Lumen LED Pendant Bowl
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™