How to Change Grout Colors

The grout colors in your tile flooring or wall might fade and discolor over time, producing an unsightly appearance. Tiles are the preferred choice of home owners for a variety of surfaces as they are both durable and attractive. The grout may somewhat inhibit the signs of aging as dirt, grime and fungi are capable of penetrating through the porous material. Here are the simple steps to change grout colors.

Tools and Materials Needed:

  • Acid-based grout cleaner
  • Flat water-based paint
  • Grout sealer
  • Nylon grout brush
  • Paint brush
  • Gloves

Step 1 – Clean and Remove Old Grout

Use an acid-based grout cleaner and stiff nylon grout brush to scrub the grout and expose a finer, smoother surface. Rinse the entire surface with water and let dry.

Step 2 – Apply Paint

Use a small paint brush to apply water-based paint on the grout. Dip the brush into a small cup of water before dipping into the paint mixture. Apply paint on the entire surface of the grout. Repeat the application when necessary or until the desired depth of color is attained. Let the paint dry for at least 24 hours.

Step 3 – Apply Grout Sealer

Use a small paintbrush to apply grout sealer on the newly painted surface.

You can choose from a variety of grout colors at your favorite hardware store. Make certain to purchase flat, water-based paint.