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.

Overview
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.

Evaluation
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. Great to hear that this works. My bathroom grout can get pretty dirty and it is a pain to clean up. This looks like it will not only clean my grout, but keep it clean for a long time. The grout we have, however, is an odd shade of light salmon pink (ish). I wonder if I could just use a different color of grout shield and it would just cover up what’s underneath.

    I also wonder if this would also work well on kitchen grout? Our kitchen floor is made out of tiles. I would assume it works there, I just wonder why it doesn’t seem to be advertised for use in the kitchen.

  2. Great product! We bought a brand new home and sealed our grout with a sealer we purchased at Home Depot. All of that work we did was for nothing because the sealer didnt work! I have three messy little boys and this product has been a lifesaver! We called grout shields and spoke with the owner. He was extremely helpful with the 100’s of questions we asked him. We even called him back with more questions and he answered them and we NEVER got the feeling we were bothersome or he wanted to get off the phone. Yes, it is time consuming but worth it. We are now in a different house with tons of tile and was a foreclosure so you can imagine how gross my grout is. I used the cleaner from grout shields and it worked very well. I am waiting on my samples and will be ordering my gallons of sealer for my home.

  3. At home my grout is dirty and no one want to say that about your own house. Anyway I was going to The store to buy bleach and I came across an old friend. We got into talking about my problem and he told me about groutshield. At first I was like well I don’t know but he says it really works great so why not. Ok I got home, I ordered the kit. Now I have the kit to my surprise it had all the tools I need to get the job done and very easy written instructions plus a DVD too. The cleaner really cleaned the dirt off my grout, I was like hey I’m done but the instruction say that’s just the beginning. Now I have to color seal and let me tell you it’s easy and messy at the same time but when you color seal a few lines its not messy at all.Tip watch the DVD. Well after a little hard work my floors look like new again and my family was very impress. I would highly recommend this product to everyone. I only wished that I took a before and after picture you would be impress like I am. Thanks Groutshield and Tom my friend…

  4. So why would you think, if your grout is flush with your tiles it would have even worked? The product is fantastic when you do have grout showing in between your tiles!!!!!!!! As for the grammar, maybe it was just human error………………………….

  5. I have used Grout Shield products several times now and I absolutely love it. It makes a world of difference when your not satisfied with the color or your grout. The paint is wonderful and so, so easy to use. Twice now I have not been satisfied with the grout that our contractor picked out so by using Grout Shield Paint I am a happy camper once again. The customer service I received when calling in my order was fabulous. Believe me, just little old me or a general contractor could really, really benefit from using these products. These products are so easy to use and make a world of difference. Oh and by the way, there are tons and tons of colors to choose from and not only that, you can actually pick a color from a paint chart, like a Valspar Paint or a Behr Paint, Benjamin Moore Paint, Martha Stewart Paint, etc. and they will actually match the color. Works wonderful to restore the color of your grout also and as I said earlier, it is so easy to use. I will actually never go to another company for any other products. I give this company a definite 100% thumbs up. Thank you Grout Shield!!!!!!!!!!! God Bless.

  6. I love this product! After hiring Groutzilla to redo my grout in two bathrooms at a cost of over $400, I found this product online. It seems to be exactly the same product used by professional companies at a fraction of the cost. I bought a kit at Ace Hardware for under $30 and finished a third bathroom on my own in a couple of hours. It looks every bit as good as the work done by Groutzilla. It also gave me the confidence to do a large tile floor that I had been quoted over $700 for. I ordered the kit for about $60. It arrived today and although I ordered the wrong color, the company’s owner, Michael told me I could reorder and he would refund the full amount of the wrong color product. I have told everyone I know who looking to have this type of work done. It is a bargain and delivers on it’s promise!

  7. If you want real reviews go to HSN.com put in groutshield there you will see all the reviews about my product.

  8. This product just doesn’t work as advertised. I would never recommend it and am sorry I wasted my time with it. Have a nice day.

  9. I used this product and because my grout is flush with the tiles, it did not work at all! What a waste of time and money. (On a side note, honestly, doesn’t anyone check their grammar and spelling before submitting their comments??!!)

  10. I am giving grout shield a thumbs up! I purchased their kit over a year ago and restored the grout in my bathroom (I live in a post-war building) and the grout has never been changed. I purchased the bright white color and my grout looks amazing (over a year later!) I was skeptical in purchasing the product. Frankly, I did not think I could possibly restore the grout on my own. A little background info about myself, I am a 25 year old woman, this is my first apartment and I’ve NEVER before attempted any “home improvements.” If I can do it, I believe anyone can. It super easy. The old grout in my bathroom was thick, piled on, and covering some of my tile. I first chiseled away at the old grout, scrubbed my tiles clean with a sponge, used the cleaning system that is included in the kit and let it dry. This can be time-consuming, but worth it. You apply the liquid grout, and wipe away the excess. Grout Shield also sends you a video, it is helpful to watch.

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