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. I should have known better when the product arrived that it was going to be a poor product. I opened the USPS package and inside was a plastic grocery bag tied up with the kit inside…..Really, for $50 dollars that’s your packaging??
    Thank God I decided only to try one small shower wall to begin with to see if it worked.
    I followed the directions. Cleaned the shower wall with the cleaner. Wiped it with the shammy and let it dry. Started with the color sealant following with the other shammy. Every time I wiped, I had to go over the grout again because the sealant wiped off the grout…..and “No, I wasn’t wiping too hard!” I then decided maybe I needed to let it dry a bit first. That doesn’t work either. By the time I finished, my shower tiles and grout were a mess!!!! I decided I had better try to get this stuff off before I ruined my entire shower. Mind you, this stuff had been on for a good couple of hours and should have been dry. I began spraying the wall with a hand held sprayer and the sealant began peeling out of the grout and running down the drain. One good thing is that cleaner took off most of the color sealant. Terrible experience. Had very high hopes. Will definitely be returning this skunk.

  2. I hope you two have either spoken with the owner, as he requested, or given up your rant! Name calling and casting aspersions NEVER cures a problem! If you want the problem solved speak with the owner as he asked you to do, but enough of the belly aching please.

  3. I can’t believe the difference in our kitchen tiles. The floor looks like it did when we first had it done. There’s work involved in getting it done but the end result is phenomenal. If I had to redo it every 3 years still worth it. Our floor is like night and day now. We just finished doing it and don’t know how long it will last but we are definitely impressed with it as of now.

  4. I completely agree with the color brown I used bleached white and does not adhere to water proofing terrible product and should be pulled off the shelves

  5. TG
    Sorry you had a bad experience with my sealer but you could of been pushing down to hard that would remove the sealer from the grout .I went through all my emails and found no email from you on advice on how to apply the product. If you called the 1-800-631-0716 number I would of answered the phone like I always do 365 days a year 15 hrs. a day. I’m always here for my customers all you had to do is call.

    Mike

  6. Do not buy this product. They claim – and show you via video – that it’s sooooooo easy to apply. It’s not. If your grout is even slightly different color that the product you buy from them, applying it is a nightmare.

    You cannot apply the coloring and then simply wipe the tile surface clean with their chamois, as they say. When you do that, the coloring you applied inside the grout line itself comes clean. No matter how hard you try, the chamois you wipe with reaches down inside the grout line just enough that it wipes clean the new coloring from the grout line.

    It took my wife and I over 5 hours to do 75 square feet of tile, meticulously going tile by tile and wiping clean the very edge of each line so we would not remove the coloring from the grout line. I emailed them with my exasperation and got no response.

    Don’t buy this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. You must be referring to Groutzilla in Orange County, CA. Not Groutzilla, LLC in the Charlotte, NC area. As they have a better grout replacement solution!

  8. I ordered the grout cleaner and color seal. Yesterday i did our kitchen floor with both and it’s simply the best product I’ve ever seen or gotten from the internet. The floor looks brand new! The sealer and color were easy to work with and apply and the results blew me away! I will highly recommend your product to all my friends! Thanks again!!

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