Does Grout Bully Really Work?


Does Grout Bully really work?Grout Bully would appear to be a savior for many people that want new-looking grout in the shower, bathroom, or any other tiled surface. In the advertisement, all that is claimed that you need to do is wipe it on, let it sit, and wipe it off. Many people think this is a cleaner, but it is really designed as a cover-up, so does it do the job?

Overview
When you get your bathroom refinished everything looks so pristine. However, it’s a very high-traffic zone and seems to get very dirty, very quickly. Especially in the shower, where mold is always a problem because of the wet conditions. Dirt, grime, and mold can all make your beautiful grout look not-so-beautiful in short order.

Scrubbing away with a cleanser, or other cleaning product, can wear you out in a hurry because of all the elbow grease that is required. Many times, you have to scrub very often in order to keep up appearances. If you neglect your scrubbing duties for a considerable length of time you’ll eventually need to replace your grout. But Grout Bully wants you to believe that the solution is just a few clicks away.

The Claim
Grout Bully states that all you have to do is gently wipe on their product, let it sit for 2 minutes, wipe off the excess, and you’re done! This is because it’s not actually cleaning your grout but just covering it up. It’s merely a cosmetic application, and not designed to clean or undo any of the built-up dirt.

The Hype
Grout Bully has the standard as seen on TV infomercial that exaggerates the problem of having dirty looking grout, and also makes the use of the product look far more easier than it is in real life. It doesn’t have much more hype than that, in fact it has some anti-hype because people are complaining that it doesn’t work and that they got ripped off at the checkout. Plus the Better Business Bureau gives the makers of Grout Bully an F rating.

The Cost
This is where things get sticky. Perhaps the first thing that gets people ready to buy is the low price of $10 for Grout Bully. However, like many of these types of products, the manufacturers make up a low price by charging excessively high shipping charges. In the case of Grout Bully they combined this strategy with a buy one get one free offer that tacks on an additional shipping charge.

Before you know it you’re paying two $8 charges to ship two separate bottles, plus the original $10 getting your order total to around $26. There’s even reports that some people are charged double this, upwards of $50 or more. The product is not available on Amazon or other retailers. This means that you have only so many options if you want to order it, and you can’t avoid this shady practice.

The Commitment
Although the commitment level is shown to be very low in the infomercial, real users have reported that it’s not very easy to use when you get home. Even the very act of applying the liquid to the grout is reportedly not easy. You have to squeeze very hard in order to get anything to come out, making it hard to make a nice smooth even line that is shown in the TV spots.

Evaluation
It’s easy to see that in order to do a big job like the entire shower you would need to commit yourself to a lot of hard, tedious work which might be worth it if it actually did what it said. If it’s main function is to cover up your grout, it fails miserably in this regard. Mold stains are still visible even with a double coat applied to the grout.

Final Grout Bully Review

Grout Bully is just one of those products that you love to hate. Apparently, they bully you into ordering more than you actually wanted and before you know what you’ve even purchased, the transaction is complete. There are hundreds of complaints from consumers out there, all complaining about the same thing.

Not only is the ordering process a scam, but the product itself is not worth anything at all. We might be able to overlook the ordering process shenanigans if they produced a stellar product that covered your grout and made your bathroom look like new. By combining such a lowbrow ordering sham with a product that shows that no effort was made to bring something of value to the market, they get a double thumbs down.

Our Recommendation
The Grout Bully makes it into the Hall of Shame. It is a product that your mother warned you about. Not only is it well documented that they rip you off at the time of the order, they also send you a product that does very little to help with the problem. Furthermore, if you try to get your money back it will only be on the low price of the product itself, and not for the shipping and handling.

This means after nearly spending $30 to buy the product and have it shipped, and then spending money to ship it back, you’ll still be out the shipping and handling charges which total more than the product itself. This is a classic example of why made-for-TV products have a bad reputation.

Give Grout Bully a wide berth, and stick to other grout cleaning methods or just re-grout as needed for less expense from your local hardware store.

Best Alternative to Grout Bully: Homax Grout Whitener

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Joseph January 30, 2012 at 6:37 pm

I did not confirm the purchase of this product. My credit card was charge about two months after I never confirmed to purchase this product on groutbully.com. As far as I’m concerned this was an unauthorized charge and they have no business charging my credit card two months after I inquired about the product on Groutbully.com. I did not confirm the purchase of this product because of the ridiculous shipping and handling charges. Seeing as I never confirmed this transaction I had expected all my money back ($27.52). I also spent $5.80 plus my time and travel to return the product and only received $10.63 back, so when it’s all said and done I had spent $33.32 on this product I never agreed to buy and only end up getting $4.83 back after subtracting the amount it cost me to send it back from the refund amount.

I have a video review of this product. You can check it out with this link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXdG89R_yLU

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Anita Naghibi February 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I’ve been using Grout Bully now for about a month. I give any problem areas a swipe and it looks good. I’m not sure if it works as far as cleaning goes but I’m actually 100% satisfied with the results.

Joseph, I watched your video, and I have to say, your tiles do look better after applying grout bully. coul just be me though.

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Jamison Leach February 3, 2012 at 3:52 am

I had a feeling this product was going to have high shipping charges, surely it charged 15 dollars shipping for 2 bottles. Nonetheless at least it was worthwhile. It was a quick fix. Took two bottles to really get the kitchen to look the way I wanted to. I’m happy with it. Hoping it doesnt peel off.

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Kelsey Bryant February 5, 2012 at 2:59 am

Whether it paints, cleans, “eliminates” or remodels grout. This thing is my holy grail. It looks like they say. I personally don’t think it cleans anything but the resulst are accurate.

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Brianna Mullins February 6, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Ordered my second set today and actually got the makeover package this time. Youg et free shipping with it so I figured it’s a good deal and seeing that I’m using these bottles through I might as well get a whole package. I really want to try a different color for my bathroom tiles. I have gray now and I’d like to do tan but I’m afraid it won’t look as good as I expect. i ordered the tan i figured id give it a go. Has anyone else tried to do a different color than what they have?

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Jane Lee February 22, 2013 at 8:26 am

I mistakenly bot the tan color instead of terricotta which is the color of my tile. It did a decent job of covering up the original color that was darker from being dirty which I couldn’t get to lighten by cleaning. The bad thing is it is hard to get an even job but unless you get on your knees to look, it looks pretty good. Overall, I’m satisfied as I bought the bottle for $5.95 clearance at Wal-Mart. It covered my kitchen but not my utility room so now I have to go online and pay the regular price for another bottle and shipping. Ideally, I should have paid closer attention and ordered the correct color online. But still did decent job. Beware that the sponge applicator wore out before I was done causing the application not to be smooth. I had to press down on the applicator to get the product out. I’m not sure what else is on the market for cleaning as I saw the bottle marked down at Walmart and grapped it.

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Colleen February 7, 2012 at 3:52 am

“Does it really work?”

Answer: YES!

Is it clear it giving you step by step directions? No. But the idea is simple and my floors reaaaaaaaaaallly needed a good clean up. After I applied the gb , I let it sit for a few hours and it was good to go.

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David February 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Cant speak for everyone but this stuff saved me. Ofcourse its not as effective as replacing your grout and putting in new grout, but it covered up the stains (hopefully removed them) and it looks good. I also got free shipping for saying yes to the upgrade. That came with a procaulk sealer that you can use to seal cracks and leaks and other things. No real complaints. Maybe I was lucky because I do see some people had problems.

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Frank February 10, 2012 at 8:21 am

There are WAY too many people leaving positive reviews. This is the WORST product I have ever bought! Period! This is actually the first time I have ever bought anything from TV and it will be my last. I wish I had seen this review before and read the complaints BEFORE I purhcased it. By far the stupidest product out there, right along with the shady looking “handyman in a can” spray sealer (I didn’t buy it, but my neigh- bor did he was p.o.’d after he got it. It is nothing more than automotive undercoating with a different label on the can! Grout Bully is nothing more than shoe polish with a different label. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT, YOU WILL BE SORRY!

I think the people who have left positive reviews are employee’s of Grout Bully or just really stupid!

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Jane Lee February 22, 2013 at 8:38 am

Frank,

I do not consider myself to be stupid, nor am I an employee of Grout Bully! I have an MBA along with much practiacal sense and experience. You are certainly entitled to your opinion but you are not entitled to make judgements about other people’s intelligence. The product is marketed to promote and is MISLEADING. The brush provided doesn’t really clean anything other than sweeping off any debris that could be easily picked up with a vaccum cleaner. It is a grout paint as I surmised after the fact by the different color options. I wanted my grout cleaned not painted, but it does look nice. The main problem with the product is the marketing is misleading, it’s not a cleaner. The other operational problem is that the applicator wears out before you’re done applying the product as it is so hard to come out of the bottle. Since the applicator wears out, it doesn’t apply evenly as promised.

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Angela March 30, 2013 at 7:59 pm

I’m a girl and I figured it out just fine… My bathroom
looks great! Read my full post on exactly what I did to get the results. It’s not a cleaner, it resurfaced the grout.

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Dave T February 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

I am not an employee of Grout Bully in any way. Here’s what I have to say.

I bought it and was foolish enough to think it worked as easily as on the TV. Not quite the case. You have to let it dry for more than 2 minutes (more like half a day) and then you have to re-apply a few more coats to get it to really fully cover and color. So it takes a LOT of effort.

However, I’ve also done re-grouting projects using a grout saw, and it’s nowhere as labor intensive as that. I’ve had it on for a few weeks and it still looks good.

Now they definitely rip you off with the ordering process, but as a product it does actually seem to work, just not quite as easily as on TV. But really that is to be expected.

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Jane Lee February 22, 2013 at 8:41 am

I agree with you. Is there anything on the market that actually cleans? I tried Tilex Mold and Mildew on the grout in the kitchen and it didn’t seem to phase it even though it contains bleach.

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MrsK February 15, 2012 at 4:26 am

Yes, Anita Naghibi, it’s just you–or perhaps it’s just because you have ties to the GB guys?! This stuff does NOT work. We cleaned part of our counter REALLY WELL. Waited until it completely dried. Applied it by the book: the sponge made a huge mess and mostly removed the applied product. Result: we paid more than we’ll get back if we return the product. These guys are clearly dishonest. Challange the charge with your Credit Card; if CC companies start to get lots of challanges, they’ll have to go after these bastards!

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Jane Lee February 22, 2013 at 8:42 am

Did you try a second coat?

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Walt February 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Bought it for tiled shower stall. Needs excessive pressure to flow – had to puncture the opening before it would even start – difficult to get even flow. But the real problem is that there is no way to get the material into an inside corner such as wall corner, wall to floor seam or the built-in cubby for soap and shampoo bottles (where the worst discoloring is) – pushing the applicator in doesn’t work, trying to transfer the material to the sponge, or a q-tip or a cloth doesn’t work. For our purposes, a worthless product.

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Collin February 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm

didn’t work at first. eventually i got it out by cutting bottle open.yes it does really work. the bottle just sucks

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Consumer February 21, 2012 at 5:37 pm

A product that I thought was going to cost me $10 + shipping ended up being $35.90! Not sure how that happened, but be warned that the site is sneaky!!!! It’s been 4 weeks & I haven’t received it, so I called the order status line only to be told to call another number, then I was told they do not carry grout bully! I haven’t even attempted to call back, but if I don’t receive it before 6 weeks I will be doing all I can to contact the company. Not sure how it works, but so far I think they have poor customer service & will rip you off from the get-go!

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Consumer February 21, 2012 at 7:31 pm

…. I called the wrong number, so I was able to speak to someone.

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Consumer March 3, 2012 at 5:43 am

Just had my bathtub partially “professionally” regrouted but they did it the wrong color. All my other tile is grouted with white and now I have this tan-ish grey (although no longer moldy looking) grout halfway up my tub. I thought that instead of hastling with this contractor, I would just get Grout Bully and change the color myself. Glad I checked this site and saw the reviews. Guess I’ll be giving that contractor a call and asking him to regrout with the proper color instead of my wasting time with this paint-like substance, Grout Bully.

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GroutBully March 8, 2012 at 5:04 am

The misleading part is how they says it “penetrates and eliminates the mold, mildew, and bacteria” but then again you’d have to be a complete idiot to believe that claim. Sorry if you’ve been scammed by these claims, I’m sure the perpetrators aren’t feeling super guilty, if that helps

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Ok March 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Glad I checked here before ordering. My grout is fairly new but I wanted it to “sparkle” a little better than it is. Won’t apply dye ffs! I’ll just get down on the kitchen floor and bleach away. I don’t like scams. Grout Bully claims it cleans mold and mildew….misrepresentation if it’s just a dye.

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ann March 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I actually love this stuff! I bought it because my grout is in perfect condition, but stained, and no matter what cleaner I use it looks dingy I don’t want to tear out and replace good condition grout because it is not pretty. I am not stupid, I didn’t expect this stuff to clean anything, so step 1 was bleaching the floor. I started with the white and it looked HIDEOUS! I was so mad! I started to try to scrub it off and it wouldn’t come off! so I figured I would buy the tan and go over where it was white and pray it didn’t look stupid. I went over that area and I loved the look, so I kept going, and did the whole kitchen. It looks great! I know it won’t wear off easily since I already tried scrubbing it. I am pretty sure this is moldand mildew resistant outdoor paint with a couple fancy magic erasers. I am cool with that. If I were to buy the paint and then the magic erasers seperatly it would cost more than the 10 dollars I paid. I would never order anything over the tv, can we say rip off? I went to the local as seen on tv section of the supermarket. I definitly think this product is worth while in certain situations. I wish they wern’t stupid about advertising it. It isn’t going to clean, it is a cover up, and there are no nanoparticles. It is still awesome.

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Kenbull March 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Rip off. Wish I would have thought of it. Anyone know a good class-action lawyer? (just to make ‘em pay)

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choyak March 11, 2012 at 1:55 am

Wow, I was going to attempt this, but I guess I will do it the old way. I used muriatic acid that did a godo job of getting the crud out.

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ShaSha March 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm

I used a Clorox bleach pen and scrubbed it in with a magic eraser. Let it sit & than scrubbed it off. That seemed to really remove the dirt and mold. Lots of elbow grease but effective.

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John March 12, 2012 at 1:16 am

Save your money. Its a rip-off…

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Rick March 12, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I don’t know why this got a negative review. Yes, it wasn’t easy but I really didn’t expect it to be. My kitchen looks brand new. It worked as described.

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john the engineer March 18, 2012 at 5:03 am

Mixed reviews. okay- simple answer- it is a paint with a solvent that allows penetration into grout, but not the glazed surface of tile. most any paint will do this- you may have to thin it a bit- use acetone if oil based, alcohol if latex based.

Make your own for half the price and have 5 times the quantity.

And- self respect for doing something for yourself- it’s addicting- try it.

Like any other project, including the stuff you would buy from grout bully- have a LOT of clean dry rags laying around, and wash the rags after use- don’t let solvent soaked rags to sit around..

Good for you!

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DreaHam March 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm

So would love to know how to make my own. I am so glad I checked this site before ordering. I hate my tile floor in my kitchen. The grout is really wide and I have scrubbed it several times, resealed with a product I bought from hardware store and it is dirty all over again. Would love to just cover it with linoleum or self-levelling concrete but we plan on doing an addition and I hate to spend the money on something to tear it out within 5 years! Would love your input!!

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Michelle from the Lake July 7, 2012 at 9:55 pm

“……any paint will do this- you may have to thin it a bit-use acetone if oil based, alcohol if latex based” Fantastic answer!!! I am a long time DYI person and anything that can be done to save money but get the best results is my montra. Thanks!! I will reply after the first experiment with your suggestion, it seems the most logical.

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Jan October 19, 2012 at 4:54 am

This product reminded me of all the times I had to polish my white saddle shoes with a bottle of white shoe polish….I wonder if THAT would work….? But, I liked it and it worked fine.

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Jan October 19, 2012 at 4:59 am

However, you can buy a similiar product at Ace Hardware for a fraction of the cost – Grout Guard’s White Tile Grout Cleaner – $4.99+ tax for a 4.3 oz bottle – renews up to 75 sq ft of grouted tile area – and you need to seal it afterwards – in white only

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Jane Lee February 22, 2013 at 9:00 am

Hi John,

Forgive my ignorance. The Grout Bully painted my grout and not my kitchen floor tile which is good. What do I buy myself that if I get it on the floor tile wipes right up without me having to worry that it paints the floor tile too. I was relieved that even though grout bully was a mess to clean off the floor tile, it didn’t stain or paint the floor tile.

Thanks,

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Dan March 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Took two months and three (non toll-free) calls to get 1/2 my original order. Have called three times on the other half. Been over a month and status indicates “shipment pending”. I haven’t used it yet as the color I need is the one pending. Wish I’d checked here first.

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jeff March 24, 2012 at 9:11 am

From what i gathered on the commercial. its more of a paint then a cleaner. the idea is good to renew grout lines but it doesnt “penetrate deep” into the grout and “renew” its state. ill give 3 out of 5 simply because it missleads, as do all as seen on tv ads do, but its still a fresh good idea.

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Matt Pentecost March 25, 2012 at 3:32 am

As someone who cleans tile and grout and applies color seal professionally I see many problems with this product. Unfortunately if the grout is not cleaned and “prepped” properly you are asking for many problems down the road such as flaking, peeling, etc. I have personally seen this exact thing happen. Talk about a nightmare! The commercial shows the best case scenario….smooth edged glazed ceramic tile with recessed grout lines. These are just a few of the things I look for before I price color sealing jobs. This is one of those things that even when applied by someone who is educated on proper application, is very tedious and time consuming.

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Jason March 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Just bought the GB at Walgreens, just the 1 bottle with the 2 sponges to clean for $10 in the color white. I did not want to wait for the 2 to 3 months like everyone else did when the product first came out and everyone was rushing to buy the product, with so many orders there was no way anyone was going to get there product in a short period of time and I didn’t have to pay for the rediculous shipping cost. I haven’t tried it yet but I’m going to try it first in my step-sons bathroom, he is the only one that goes in there. He is only 8 years old so he won’t notice until the entire bathroom is complete. The grout in his bathroom is very old, probably as old as the house. His mother and I have cleaned his bathroom before we go ahead for the initial application. Hopefully I will be one of the ones that will come back and say it worked.

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Larry March 29, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I found it to work. It wasn’t easy. I didn’t want to cover mold. It was just to cover dirty white grout on the floor in the two bathrooms. It was a great improvement but I havn’t got any time in to see it working in the long run. One bottle covered both rooms. I am cynical about these things so bought it from the “as seen on TV” ailse at Walgreens. $9.99+tax it seemed to be worth that price. Only time will tell.

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ang March 30, 2012 at 10:53 am

I found this at Wal-Mart for 8 bucks for one bottle/two sponges, and was totally excited about it, as my grout is disgusting in my kitchen. I’ve tried everything–bleach, electric rotating power cleaner, steam, etc. While it does not “clean” as it states, it certainly renews the look. I could not be happier with the result. I found it not that hard to use, a bit sticky and the sponge does not last long. Definitely wear gloves as recommended. I also found doing the long lines first and then the cross lines after works best. I first was doing each square which was messy and more time consuming. I love this product and I’m giving it five stars. I also went with the tan as the white looked a bit too white, and the tan was a perfect choice.

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Mona March 30, 2012 at 11:52 pm

I made the mistake of ordering this product. I NEVER buy from TV. But I thought this just might work. I received my order this week. I followed the directions and……………………… it didn’t work. It looked like I had put shoe polish on the grout. I thought I would wait a day or two and see if the grout would absorb the coloring, nope. Today I washed it off (It was very easy to wash away.) Don’t waste your money.

Mona

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JUNE HENSLEY April 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I ORDERED GROUT BULLY FROM A WEBSITE CALLED MOJO 0N 12/21/2011 AND HAVE NEVER RECEIVED IT. I CAN’T FIND THE SITE WHERE I ORDERED IT. I NEED HELP TO CANCEL THE ORDER IF THAT IS POSSIBLE.

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Candi April 13, 2012 at 12:05 am

WOW! Sure glad I read before I bought. I thought this would be my answer to the bathroom make-over. Guess I’ll regrout.

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Deb April 14, 2012 at 8:03 am

2 months and still waiting for the product to arrive. Credit Card charged, of course. So, I don’t know how good the product is.

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Unknown April 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm

be sure to listen carefullly when ordering this product on the phone. They end up charging you extra for stuff that they are not clear you will be charged for. Ordered 1 kit & 1 tube of another color and they charged me extra form sponges i thought were free. Plus they charge you 7.95 extra for P&H but sent it in one package, so i feel thats a rip off in its self. Find it somewhere else to buy.

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CaMiLo April 20, 2012 at 4:58 pm

You can save yourself from the stress of ordering through the company. Target sells it for $9.99! If it works, great! If it doesn’t, simply return it to Target for a full refund.

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gloria klein April 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm

i have found that everyone that says it a joke it is its hard to even to get it out. and now im out money to send it back or just cut my loss. its to bad i didnt read this before i got it. shame on me.

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Sadie April 26, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I got mine out of one of those order books. I had to buy 4 items to get free shipping. I had three items that I really wanted, so the Grout Bully saved my shipping. I used it on 50 year old tile counters in my kitchen. These are the small tiles, too. So applying it took longer than if with big squares. I was satified. It did cover altho I did have to use it twice. Still, my grout was really dirty and I had used bleach etc for years to clean it, but it never looked clean. Now is does. I had no problem getting the product to flow, altho I could have wished for a smaller sponge on the end. It basically covered the whole counter. But it worked for me. I”ll wait and see if it holds up.

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Corey Brown May 1, 2012 at 11:37 pm

How can some one be charged two months before recieving the product…….30$$….then two months afterwards another 83$ ? Me and the bank will figure this out. Oh, The law is on my side!!! THIS COMPANY IS BULLSHITT!!!!

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Melissa May 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm

You all realize its just paint right? If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Its not “cleaning” anything. It just covering up your problem.

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peter comerford May 12, 2012 at 7:48 am

I bought the grout bully hoping it would cover the 20 years worth of smoke build up on the white tile and grout in our bathroom. My wife and I both smoke and the grout in our downstairs bathroom against the white tile has turned brown…. I know, I know… we should quit smoking… but… after trying the grout bully 3 times…. first following the label directions of leaving it for 2 minutes and then wiping…. no change…. next time for 4 minutes…. no change …. then for 10 minutes…. no change…..

I was hoping for a different result after wiping the tile and grout with a mild mixture of bleach and water and then reapplying the grout bully….. but, I found that after wiping down the tile and grout with a mild mixture of bleach and water….. the grout became white again… without the grout buddy….

I think this product is useless!!!!!!

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Teska May 14, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I bought grout bully at Walgreens (or was it CVS?) at their As Seen On TV section. I had always thought that it was just another use for shoe pollish, its a little thicker than that though. I did what everone else seems to do, wiped it off after 2 minutes, that takes it all off. So, I simplely went ahead and covered all the grout in the shower with the Grout Bully and came back a couple of hours later to take the excess off. The two pads that we are given to use didnt last very long, maybe I was using too much elbow grease. I had to wash the pads off repeatly cause they would stop taking the excess off. Finially on the last wall, I ended up using a most wash rag. Don’t scrub too hard or you will take off the grout bully thats on the grout, not much, but if its only a thin layer, you will see the grout underneath. I don’t know yet if this product will hold up under the shower or will it just wash off. But over all, I am happy with the fresh clean look that it gives. I say “look”, cause thats all it is doing. This product is not a cleaner, simply a grout paint. Depending on how well it lasts, I will prolly be looking at my local home improvement stores and see if there is something simlar but better and permanent. Unfortunatelly, they will prolly be more expensive. So, with all that said, I do recommend this product for those that want to have a clean “Looking” grout for your next Party, Visiters staying over, Landlord Inspections, Mother or Mother n Law Visit, Dorms for Parents Night or One Night Stands or some such other occasion that the grout may be unsightly. Just be careful of its temperary usuage.

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Matt May 17, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Ok there are products that are absolute crap and then there is grout bully. You see the commercial and you are like wow what a great idea but let me tell you the product is worthless. It would be better to color your grout with permanent marker and it would probably last longer too. Not only is grit bully temporary, as in it wears off, but it is almost impossible to spread and extremely time-consuming plus it costs a lot of money. I can not believe that its inventor can stand up for such a horrible and utterly useless product. It is shameful and I hope he is sued for very last cent he made from this garbage product.

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LJ May 25, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Love this product! Hassle ordering on the phone, but I’m used to it –just the way it is with phone orders these days. ugh….but the product worked beautifully! No, I didn’t try to use the applicator. I’ve learned to do things my way too. I simply poured it out in a plastic container and used a small 1/2 foam brush and went to town. I wiped off the access with a sponge. I bought a beach condo (10 years old) and thought this could be the fix until I have time to refloor. I can honestly say, after using this, I will merely touch up with Grout Bully and keep the floors. AMAZING! AMAZING and worth the phone hassle. Hope this helps.

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Traci May 30, 2012 at 3:28 am

I love the product and it worked as stated and shown. I had NO problems with the bottle. Press down and squeeze while applying and it works just fine. I applied mine in a half bath so there is no shower/tub so therefore no mildew. Just stained grout which I have tried numerous times to scrub and clean to no avail. I applied this and it looks GREAT!!!! One very happy customer! And no, I am NOT a Grout Bully employee.
Worth the purchase to me!!

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Deserie June 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Luckily I skipped the expensive and hassle of the TV offer price plus shipping because I found Grout Bully at Wal-Mart for $9.88 + tax.

About a month ago, I purchased one bottle of Grout Bully to try on the tile floor in my master bathroom. I applied it and waited to see how it wore. I was happy with the results, so now I am doing the floors in the rest of the house.

I have A LOT of tile floors (bathrooms, hallways, kitchen) so I am still in the process of application. (Have mercy!)

The applicator tends to shred (because my grout line is so thick) before the applicator bottle is empty, so I will use LJ’s solution of pouring the remainder in a plastic container and using a small foam brush to finish off the bottle.

I had no mold or mildew, but my grout was absolutely filthy. In order to achieve the immaculate results I want, I am compelled to apply a second application on each floor section. (Have mercy, again!)

Yes, the process is labor intensive, but the results are ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! I let each application of Grout Bully dry for 12 hours, then washed the excess off of the tiles with plain water.

As regards to longevity, the jury is still out. I am hoping and praying that Grout Bully does not fade with washing. To that end, I am resolved to wash the floors without harsh chemicals.

Caveat for the future: These “As See On TV” products always seem to turn up in Wal-Mart or in one of those “As Seen On TV” stores in your local mall. If you can wait a few months for the product to appear on the retail level, you can save yourself a lot of hassle. I too have been a victim of “As Seen On TV” ordering scams, and have learned my lesson.

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jeff rein June 14, 2012 at 1:46 am

whatever to the people saying its a scam. I used it ‘ paint nano no nano whatever it covered my grout joints and has held up through jittery coffee mornings and regular cleanings. I am happy with what it did. I have dug my grout out and sealed the new stuff but it still wouldnt come clean as when I installed it. Grout Bully does, its as white as when I applied it. and geez people its 9.99 at Wal Mart

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floor gu-ru at blue big box retailer June 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm

We’ll seems that not alot of people like this product!!! As far as i think, if you just take STRAIGHT BLEACH in a spray bottle, spray all over the tile (on white grout only)Then use soft brissle scrub brush, Let it sit for a few hours then take a cup of hot,hot water or sprayer and rinse everything well, let it dry for a day(24 HRS) then go get a GOOD penatrateing grout sealer such as DUPONT @ Lowe’s and put sealer on tile and grout, wipe off excess after a few minutes,PROBLEM SOLVED.Then afterwords after every shower, open your window after hot shower or get a small fan to put in bathroom to remove steam/moisture , this should help, (PS, BLEACH IS STRONG CHEMICAL!,USE COMMON SENSE FOR VENTALATION DURING CLEANING!!!!

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sharon June 26, 2012 at 3:40 am

just used the white in my bathroom and it was easy to do once you got used to it. looking for tan to do
my kitchen floor with. my bathroom looks like a new floor. love it! i have tried the bleach and a toothbrush and it did not work!

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Teri August 6, 2012 at 2:21 am

Just used the Grout Bully. My kitchen grout looks beautiful. The shammy in the box did wear out quickly, but I just used Mr. Clean Magic Eraser in its place. One bottle covered my kitchen and mudroom.

I learned my lesson about shipping charges a long time ago, so I bought my Grout Bully at Walgreens in the “as seen on TV” section.

I agree it does not clean, but if you start with a clean floor it covers stains and discoloration beautifully.

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Lisa August 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I had a hastle ordering too. Actually I did not finish the transaction because I didn’t want to pay so much for the shipping but they charged me anyway and sent it anyway. Can you believe it! However I used it waited two miniutes llike it says and found that it wiped right off; so I appllied it, let it set about two hours and wiped off the excess carefully and it looks really great I cant believe it. I’m afraid to do all the showers and floors yet because I haven’t heard from anyone how it wears or how you’d get it off if it chips or peels or comes off in some spots. Has anyone used it a long time ago who knows how it wears ?

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Audra September 3, 2012 at 1:39 am

I bought this product at Walmart for about $15. This product is paint. Looks like paint, smells like paint, wipes off like paint if you don’t wait for it to dry (and the grout underneath looks the same). Yes, the grout looks better, but it’s totally fake. Spots that were not completely dry wiped off, so it looks a little patchy. If I wanted to paint my grout, I would have scrubbed it with bleach first. At least bleach will actually clean it.

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Craig September 24, 2012 at 5:44 pm

No surprise that it doesn’t do everything that it claims but if I were to get the product it would be after I cleaned the grout to recolor the grout before I seal the grout.

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JaysonH October 12, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Definitely works, and was not difficult to use at all. I’m not sure what the original reviewer is talking about when they try to say its hard to use.

Its basically a bingo marker you press squeeze and drag. Not rocket science and doesn’t even require you to squeeze that hard.

The biggest pain is wiping off the excess when you’re done but thats nothing. For the results you get it is more than worth it.

Also, who actually orders from tv anymore? All this stuff ends up at walmart , bed bath and beyond, etc. Why pay shipping or buy more than you want when you can just grab it at walmart? Or Bed Bath and Beyond which always puts out 10% off coupons?

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Anne November 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm

This does work BUT you have to follow certain instructions. First of all, I was able to find it at a store and therefore did not have to pay shipping, a big bonus. I figured if it didn’t work I would just return it to the store for a refund. I first tried it on my shower. Bottle sucks but eventually I got the hang of it. One of the things it says in the instructions is that even though it dries in 2 hours that you shouldn’t expose to excessive water or cleaning for up to a week. That is fine for me as we have more than one shower – horrible if you only have one because it needs to fully cure to not wear off. It will come off if not fully cured, I know, I tried it. I used it on my floors and found it needs to dry for a lot longer period of time than what it says and some areas need multiple applications. BUT if you let it dry completely it does work. It is A LOT more work than they advertise…. May not be as perfect as brand new grout, but the difference is night and day. I’ll take a clean looking bathroom any day and much cheaper than having someone redo the grout.

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cindy munoz November 16, 2012 at 4:24 pm

THIS PRODUCT IS GARBAGE!! I have a tile top table that needed the grout renewed and started the process around 7:00 when there would be no traffic at my kitchen table. Needless to say, at NINE THIRTY that night after two and a half hours I began, I was still scraping and trying to get the product dry. When I finally got the excess off of the tile, half of the product had come off of the grout.

I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT FOR ANYONE!

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Roger December 26, 2012 at 2:17 pm

The people who orded offline or via telephone are going to be way more frustrated with the product, as opposed to people who bought it locally and only paid 8 bucks. The product has gimmicks, and shame on you for not expecting that when purchasing an AS SEEN ON TV product. I got it locally, and will tell you….
1) Its a topical solution.
2) Application process sucks…It is way more labor intensive than it looks due to the bottle, dry time, and in most cases multiple applications. In retrospect…it is way less labor intensive than say a grout saw, and the regrouting process
3) skip the “erasers” and use a rag…Dont wipe the grout, just the tiles the excess is on.
4) probably a last resort recomendation, and probably wouldnt recommend for large areas. ALTERNATIVE..buy a sealer and go that route. I own a tanning salon and wanted a new look and clean things up a bit. The grout here is about 12 years old and I assure you i will be going with a different solution.

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jamie lee January 4, 2013 at 9:40 am

I had my doubts at first after reading reviews n I was disappointed at first. If you take the time to read all the directions though, it says u may have to leave product on longer. So what I didwas leave it on for 15 minutes before I wiped it off ( and BTW the sponges they give u don’t work at all…at least on my tile floors. I used a hot rag and wiped side to side, not along the grout line n it worked great! I did need to go over it twice but my floors look amazing now and it does say u may need to go over the area twice. So for those of you who left bad reviews, give it a second chance. Leave on longer and use a warm rag not the sponge. I bought mine at Dollar General for $10 n didn’t have to pay for s/h charges. This stuff is worth the $.

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craig k January 9, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Bought Grout Bully, tried it, definitely don’t like it. Not even close to the claims made in ads.

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Kristinp February 12, 2013 at 2:07 am

After seeing the commerical on the grout bully ive been dying to try it to give my floors a nice clean up without having to use bleach or scrub with other harsh chemicals. I thought it would be a nice quick fix, I was wrong! I tested a small area and wiped the access amount off around the grout and let it sit for several hours before washing my floor and a lot of it washed right off and was just as discolored as before. It reminds me of shoe polish for your grout that washes off.

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Angela March 30, 2013 at 7:50 pm

I just finished my bathroom. It is a small tile floor bathroom and I paid $3 for grout bully at a dollar general on the clearance rack. The directions are not very clear, so common sense and picking up on things quick goes a long way. Clean the floor first, let it dry, apply along the grout lines. Don’t try to do it in one swipe. Do 2 layers, let it dry for 2 hours in between. When you run down the grout line you may have to go over it a few times sometimes turning the bottle and getting the edge of the applicator in the groove to make it smooth, squeeze hard! It’s not super easy, but it’s not duper hard either! Let the product sit for a few minutes, wet the sponge and lightly go over the area with the line in the middle of the sponge, so you are just taking off the excess off the tile, not down in the groove. Let it dry for 2 hours and then do another layer. Then that must dry all day before it cures. Do not wash after you apply. It’s not a cleaner it’s a resurfacing product. I bought it thinking it was a cleaner but as soon as I started putting it on I figured it out! My bathroom floor looks a hundred times better. You can even use it to cover the existing color of grout. I would not try this on a large project because it probably would get aggravating. I’m pretty sure it was designed with a small area in mind.

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J July 17, 2013 at 3:12 pm

you can get grout bully at walmart, bed bath and beyond and target. Around $9.00. It is online and product is in some my local stores.

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sweetsiouxsie July 25, 2013 at 10:52 pm

I saw the Grout Bully infomercial on T.V.. Since I had tried everything else on our ugly grout, I thought it couldn’t hurt to try this stuff. I have scrubbed every product I could think of on our grout including bleach, which I painted on with a small brush. Nothing worked until I put on Grout Bully!!! It is amazing stuff!!! I washed the bathroom tile. It dried for several days. I started applying the GB today. Our tile looks fabulous! Even my husband was impressed!! Yes, it requires a lot of squeezing to get the product out of the tube, but the results are worth it!! I am a retired art teacher who did several tile mosaic projects with my kids. I know about grout. It is easy to wipe off the excess if you follow the directions. If your grout lines go horizontally and vertically, wipe DIAGONALLY across the tiles in ONE DIRECTION ONLY. Don’t scrub back and forth like you are scrubbingthe wall because you will scrub off the GB. I wipe from top to bottom. The sponge needs to be rinsed off frequently. The results are wonderful! I don’t know how well it will hold up, but we’ll see! For now, I am a satisfied customer!

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Lil October 13, 2013 at 8:56 pm

It is alot of work ! BUT the results are very good. I paid over $300.00 last year to a company to clean my grout and it still looked awful, thus my try with Grout Bully. Yes the sponge wears out before the bottle is gone , however I purchased a baby size toothbrush for .97, got the rest of the sponge off the tip, then if you press and squeeze the bottle it comes out like a paint. I used a plastic lid to put it on so i could dip my toothbrush.. I have done my entire kitchen ( 9 x 9 ft), two bathrooms, my laundry room and two hallways with only one bottle. Nothing will totally clean grout and make it look like new so a coverup is the next best thing which is what Grout Bully is. I don’t have the time to cover all my ceramic tile with clorox for 2-3 hours and try to mop it all up with a small dog in the house so I will continue to use this product.

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Connie Simpson November 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Much better results from other products…just try Purple Power from Dollar General. Far less expensive and less manual labor to achieve good results. Waste of money as this bottle is going to be tossed out. Marketing might be the key as I doubt repeat or referrals from customers will promote the product.

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Michele Warfield December 1, 2013 at 4:33 pm

I used the white Grout Bully on my grout in my old and dated shower. Right on the bottle it tells you that it does not replace grout and to fix any grout problems you may have first. It also states it is not a cleaner. What it does state it does do! I cleaned my walls first and let completely dry. I applied the grout bully just as it reads on the label and waited for it to dry. The grout came out wonderfully white and after half a year, it still is white. I love this product and will continue using it! 100% satisfied customer. Bye, now. Going to buy more!

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Steven D January 14, 2014 at 1:04 am

Try cleaning your grout with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda . Do a Google search, lots of info how to make your own grout cleaner on the web. All my kitchen counter and floor tile grout cleaned up with my oxi-mix made at home, some took 3 cleanings but all look like new. No need to re-color. 2 coats of sealer and I am good for another 6 years Almost all grout paints look good for about a year at best, then they start to peel off, making a real mess, reveling why you wanted to fix the grout in the first place.

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Judy March 4, 2014 at 3:35 pm

I am not an employee of the manufacturer, just a person who likes to have everything look pristine. Bought a 5 yr ols house that had the big light color tiles in the entry, kitchen, dining room,hallway, 2 bathrooms. The grout had become dirty, especially in the high traffic areas. I had professionally cleaned, helped some, I tried the vinegar-bakingsoda concoction, bleach and many more products recommended on the web, Pinterest etc. While they did help some, the floor was not as clean as the little traffic areas, like under the dining rooms table. While at CVS on the As Seen On TV shelf the cleaner was half price, $5.00 so I said “why not”. I tried in the panty and thought on my gosh as the color was very white and the grout was a more natural like greyish white. I followed the directions, it went on very smoothly, wiped with the sponge provided, then further wipped with a damp rag to get the excess from around the grout line. I determined it was too white so would not do the main flors. The next morning everything had dried completely and low and behold it had dried to the light greyish color. Totally surprised and happy. Have now done half of 2 rooms and still have plenty product left. This is snot shoe polish as I tried that. It is more of a paint but who cares, my floors don’t look dirty any more. Will it last, who knows but for now my grout looks new again. Would I do them again, you bet!

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