ugly discolored grout in shower

Old 05-26-02, 11:11 PM
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Question ugly discolored grout in shower

In our shower, the white grout around the tile has now turned an ugly yellow-rusty color (more so in center than egdes which are still mostly white).

My question, can I re-grout? What all does that entail?
Is there any cleaners to use to get it back to white?
Can I grout over the top?
Any hints to prevent this from happening to the rest of the grout areas??

Thanks in advance for any help!!!
Old 05-27-02, 06:07 AM
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Regrout bathroom tile

If cleaning grout with a commercial grout cleaner or home remedy is not effective, then regrouting is an option:

Grout tends to be absorbent and will absorb oils, soils, and stains and frequently becomes a breeding ground for mold/mildew in showers. Once the new grout has properly cured, seal with a couple coats of penetrating grout sealer and keep it sealed per manufacturer's instructions.

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