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. LOL….a “refund”? That’s a lame reply.
    The purpose of this website is to assess effectiveness- does it work?
    Respectfully, and with decent grammar and proper spelling , the answer is a resounding NO.
    The product is a complete waste of time. It appears that those that recommend the product are “full of it” , to quote Michael ….LOL.

    Have a nice day.

  2. I just completed 1000 sq ft of tile in three bathrooms ,a hallway and, a family room with Grout Shield. I changed color from a dark salmon color to a custom color ( Pebble white) I found the product was relatively easy to used.Compare it to removing and replacing. I followed the instructions from the manufacturer and had no difficulty. I would recommend that the Grout cleaning brush on a pole shown in the video be used. It’s not pleasant scrubbing on your hand and knees as I did. At this point I can’t attest to durability of the product but I will post in the future. I had several question during the process and spoke the the company person via phone. They were extremely helpful and made for a pleasant experience. I have already recommended the product to others

  3. Hello Harvey and Lisa
    Listen I never had bad reviews only competitors writing things like this. If you have a problem with my sealer why don’t you call for a refund. I have no problem refunding your money if your not Happy. Grout Shield is so easy to use even a kid can do it. The grout need to be recessed so if you reply negatively we all know your just full of it. Because I would refund anyone who is not happy. just call
    1-800-631-0716

  4. We had approximately 1300 sq/ft of 6″ X 24″ plank tile installed. The tile was suppose to be on 1/8″ spacing. The tiler did a terrible job. There are over 350 areas that are not 1/8″ spacing. The tile is a dark walnut. To make the spacing not on 1/8″ less noticeable, we needed a grout color to match as close as possible to the dark walnut tile. We looked at ever grout color chart from every grout maker. We choose the darkest browns available. They all turned lighter after curing. The difference in the spacing was very noticeable.
    After finding and reading about Grout Shield on the internet, we sent a sample of a wood stain that matched the color we were looking for to Grout Shield to match. The Grout Shield color matched perfect with the tile. My tiler Loren Allread, who has over 25 years experience, said it was easy to use and thought it was a great product. The spacing differences are only noticeable if they are pointed out. It has been over 6 weeks and the color is the same.

  5. I was so amazed at the great results with Grout Shield products that I created a small business based on installing the products. Three years plus now and folks are pleased as punch with the restoration of their grout. Nothing else compares to these products. Developed in the USA, Made in the USA, Distributed in the USA. I like that, and the folks at Grout Shield are great to work with as my supplier of materials needed.

  6. I used Grout Shield on my tile in my bathroom, the mold was driving me crazy . I had to recess the grout a little because it was flush to the surface of my tile and when I applied the grout shied color seal it made my tile grout look new again. The owner even helped me with all my questions. I’m a believer and will tell all my friends .
    Thank you
    Jill

  7. Wow wow wow if I could say it one more time WOW . I used grout shield on my whole downstairs of my new tile installation. We put down the tile wood planking look and the dark brown grout we chose dried so light it look horrible. I went on line and found Grout Shield called the company and the owner new right away what was wrong . He told me to get a paint swatch of the color sealer I wanted from a paint company and he would match the color for me so I called the company back told them over the phone what I wanted Grout Shield made and sent me the perfect color and I love the look of my floors then now blend together and look wonderful I’m going to say it again WOW . Thank you to Michael and his staff for helping me through this I will recommend Grout Shield to everyone .

    Joyce

  8. I used the homeowner package number three to do 250 ft.² of tile and grout it I ended up doing my whole bathroom kitchen floor and living room for $24.95 I love the Groutshield product
    I would recommend this product to everyone.
    Philip

  9. Grout Shield really works! Regardless of what negative reviews say, Grout Shield does exactly like it is advertised. I’m a 70 year old man, who got down on his hands and knees and revitalized dirty, filthy grout that the builder never sealed to begin with. Grout Shield cleaned my grout, the color sealer went on exactly like it was supposed to, and cleaned up with Windex just like Michael demonstrated in his DVD. Great product! I can’t say enough about how well it worked. If I could post before and after pictures, everyone could see the difference. You can trust this product.

  10. My kitchen floor is probably 20 years old. The grout was stained and the floor never looked clean because I could not get the grout clean. The deep cleaner is amazing!! It is a workout only because you need to bend down a lot to do this, but it is well worth the effort. I had a problem with the sealer, I called the company, the owner called me back personally and they are sending me a new sealer. I will be working on my bathroom next. It really is wonderful when something works like it says it does!!

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