Does Grout Shield Really Work?

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Does Grout Shield really work?Cleaning grout is a pain in the, well, elbow among other things, and Grout Shield is designed to make it a lot easier. If you’re sick of scrubbing away at your shower tiles, this could be your knight in shining armor, or it could be a big flop. We’ll break it down for you and let you know if this is worth adding to your bathroom cleaning arsenal.

The phrase ‘dirty grout’ send shivers down the spine of anyone who’s tried to conquer this bathroom beast. It makes such a big difference between having your bathroom and shower area look clean, or having it look old and run down. It seems that there aren’t many products that are effective at keeping the grout between your tiles looking shiny and new. Because of the nature of the shower area, it is prone to dirt, wetness, mildew, and mold. All of these can affect the nice white surface you started off with.

The Claim
Grout Shield claims they can restore your grout to the brightness level that you started out with. It does this with a combination of cleanser, cover up, and protective re-surfacing. The concept is that once you apply Grout Shield your grout will be protected from those stubborn stains that get soaked in the grout and are nearly impossible to remove.

The Hype
Grout seems to hit a nerve with most people, and therefore anything that comes along that promises to help in this area will definitely get a lot of attention. The real eye-catching feature of Grout Shield is that it is supposed to prevent stains from reoccurring once you apply it. This would definitely make it in a class by itself.

The Cost
For a kit that covers 250 square feet it’s just $40, or you can double the offer for $60. Once you have the kit, you can order a refill bottles ranging from 8 ounces to a gallon.

The Commitment
Grout is a pain because there’s so much of it to cover. If your bathroom tile is like most people’s you probably have them laid out like brickwork so you have to do a bunch of horizontal and vertical lines if you want to get everything looking top-notch. This may be more time than you’d ever care to spend in your shower, so it really depends on how much dirty grout makes you crazy.

Grout Shield goes on in a two step process, first you cleanse your tiles and grout with the included cleaning solution and brush. This opens up the grout so that it can accept the next step. Next, you apply the Grout Shield liquid directly to your grout, brush it in, and then smooth it off with your finger. Then just use the included chamois cloth to wipe away the excess. It is designed to adhere to the grout but not to your tiles, leaving them looking the way they did when they were new.

Once Grout Shield is in place, it is there to protect your grout from common stains and keep it looking fresh. This is what sets Grout Shield apart from all of its competitors that simply clean the grout, or cover it up. This cleans, covers, and protects.

After observing real-world testing, it is pretty clear that Grout Shield is a well-designed product that works as advertised. Feedback has been positive overall, with a few negative reviews here and there. As can be explained because it’s not exactly the most easy-to-use product, and several people will probably get frustrated with the amount of time and effort it takes to clean an entire shower, especially if it’s heavily tiled.

Final Grout Shield Review

There is no shortage of options when it comes to cleaning the grout in your bathroom. However, Grout Shield seems to be a workable option for most people that try it. The application process seems pretty easy, but also a little time consuming, so this isn’t really a question of whether or not it works, but whether or not you have the time and wherewithal to stick with it through the end.

Luckily, it’s not as if you have to do this every day or every week. Because of the stain repellent nature of Grout Shield it’s actually protecting the underlying grout from getting stained again. This means that you should have to scrub and treat your grout less and less as you go along.

Our Recommendation
This is really a matter of trying a lot of different things until you hit on the one that works for your specific bathroom. Each house is different, and each product works in a different way and agrees with different people. We recommend treating this like a science project, and not really getting emotionally involved in the outcome. Just keep testing and measuring results until you find the solution for you.

What do you think? Does Grout Shield work or not?

66 Customer Reviews on “Does Grout Shield Really Work?

  1. My mother and I both have used grout shield and it has worked wonders. I used it to cover grout in my bathroom and so did my mother. I have had a wonderful experience with the product and would recommend it to anyone.

    Kansas City, Missouri

  2. Funny how there is no activity in this stream and then suddenly your family and friends start sending emails about how great this product is all around the same time of your responses.
    The product simply is a TEMPORARY solution and $29.95 or $39.95, the product does NOT do what it claims. We have absolutely no interest in discussing “what happened” as we already tried this TWICE.
    The videos are MISLEADING.
    The product is DIFFICULT to work with.
    The people are UNPROFESSIONAL.
    We would NOT recommend this product.
    And have a nice day.

  3. The first time I used Grout Shield was when I had a pipe break under my house and the water came up through the foundation (im in Florida) and stained all of my grout. I found the product on line and called the 1-800 number at night. My call was answered by a guy who said he was the owner and he spent time with me on the phone making sure all my questions where answered. He even waited on the phone while I looked for a old bag of grout in my garage as he was able to match the old color which we liked. The product showed up in a couple of days and was pretty easy to apply, Some areas took a little longer where the grout was even with the tile but it was worth the extra effort for the results we got .We really like how it makes everything look uniform and new, plus cleaning the floors is easy now and important to us as we have kids and pets.

    Since then we have done 2 showers, 3 bathrooms and a laundry room.
    Its a great product –

  4. I want to thank Grout Shield for one Amazing product ..It was so easy when we ordered it .Friendly staff ,product on time.came out Amazing ,my sisters ,brothers and friends have used this Amazing proctuct we would recommend Grout Shield to Everyone ,thank you again ..Liz West from CALI

  5. Sorry to hear about your experience. I changed my dark grout to light and it has lasted for years. As of now I am very satisfied with my Grout Shield

  6. Frank And Angie
    Sorry you had a bad experience with my Grout Sealer my sealer works on both floors and walls.Now to say my staff was rude i guess that could Happen but you should of had them put me on the phone and i would of taken care of the company is very important to me and its not worth me hurting a customer for $29.95 to 39.95 I want my customer’s to be Happy but I guess you can’t please everyone.If you would like to call me to discuss what happen my line’s are alway’s open i don’t like to use forums for this its not what there supposed to be used for sorry again and have a nice day.
    Grout Shield Distributors

  7. It was the Long Island office we called – Grout Shield Distributors. The online demonstrations are also misleading because the product only works easy and quick when the groutlines are inverted. But aside from the extra time (compared with the videos) and the rude staff, this product just MASKS the dirty grout. DO NOT BE MISLED. The grout will get dirty again and then the product eventually comes off. It is easy to say we did something wrong or we called the wrong company. Fact is your product is a very time consuming TEMPORARY band-aid solution. Whatever anyone does should they do decide to use this temporary product- do NOT change the colour of the grout!!!

  8. Hello Everyone
    The above review by Frank and Angie is so wrong and anyone that has ever used my sealer or called my company would never say I or my product is shady.The name of my company is Grout Shield Distributors,There is another company out there that use’s my name maybe Thats the company you called Im always Helpful and Respectful of my Customer’s and There problem with there Grout.You see I love what I do and my product its important that ALL my customers are HAPPY just give me a call and you will see for yourself 1-800-631-0716. IM Always Here to HELP.
    Thank You

  9. I completely disagree with the above review… I have dealt with Grout Shield numerous times and i have never had an issue with the product or staff. Everyone is extremely helpfull, friendly and very informative and the product is AMAZING. I have yet to find a grout sealer that actually does what it was supposed to do besides Grout Shield. The product is extremely easy to apply and i was able to fix all of my dirty/discolored grout in my kitchen and bathroom. Grout Shield is the only grout sealing product i would EVER recommend…Frank and Angie you guys must have been doing something wrong…

  10. This product is nothing more than a scam. It masks stains for a SHORT WHILE. DON’T BE FOOLED. It definitely does not deter dirt or stains (is that not what a “shield” implies?) and it is guaranteed that groutlines will turn to the same color that they were when you went looking for a solution. What’s worse is once you start trying to remedy the dirt that has come back, the “Grout Shield” product will also be cleaned off. God forbid you change the color of the original grout!
    We found the owner and his staff to be rude and deceitful and would never recommend Grout Shield, Groutshield or Grout Shields or whatever name they happen to want to use at the time of calling them.
    Definitely a very shady business and product.

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