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 found that rather than using a chamois to clean outside the grout line that using your finger works better. Wipe your finger along the outside edge of the grout line to remove excess grout without touching the grout line. Keep a container of water and a towel handy to wipe the grout off your finger as you proceed. It’s time consuming, but a heck of a lot easier that digging out the old grout and replacing it. I used the Grout Shield on my bathroom floor about 5 years ago and it still looks good. I just ordered some white to do my shower.

  2. Absolutely amazing!! I have never felt like I got more for my money than with the Grout Shield products. I almost never leave reviews of anything I use, but I felt like it was necessary after seeing negative reviews on here that I feel like are unfounded.

    The grout in our house made it feel like our house was never clean, no matter what we did. It was in awful shape thanks to eight years of dogs, kids, spills, and high traffic areas of the house. Last summer I got a quote from a company that does this type of cleaning/sealing work. The cost was over $3,200. It was all I could do not to laugh when I heard the quote. But, at the same time I was really disheartened, how could I get the floors back to the shape they were in when they were new?

    So, I did my research and decided I would give Grout Shield a try – hey, if it didn’t work I would only be out $59.00 (the cost of the homeowner package #2). As far as the results go – they are totally stunning! It has totally transformed the house, which now has a pristine look. It is labor intensive to be sure. But, every night I would do a section of flooring, and was able to complete the job over the course of a few weeks.

    The biggest challenge might be finding the exact color you want. Since the sealer is colored, you can essentially change the look of your floors from the original color, if you choose to. We picked a grout color that is close to the tile color so there is little difference between the two. The result is that our floors almost take on a marble looking effect since there is little delineation between the tiles and grout. But, this is obviously all a personal choice made possible by the fact that they have endless color options.

    In the end I save over $3,200, and I can’t stop looking at the floors. And, I made poured soy sauce, grape juice, etc. on the grout, and guess what? It all wiped off clean. Do yourself a favor and this a try.

  3. Have used this product before on our bathroom floor and the tile in front of the fireplace. If this product is applied properly it works great. I’m on this sight checking to see if it could be used in a shower stall, it seems it can. We have bought another house with lots and lots of tile, I have already told my wife we will be using Grout Shield again. I believe the negative comments are from people who have no idea what they are doing, or are not willing to put in the time to apply it properly. Grout Shield is a 5 star product Michael!!!

  4. The negative reviews seem to come from improper use and maintenance rather than the product.
    Yes, if you bleach it – it will turn white. You are not supposed to use harsh chemicals – per the maintenance instructions
    Yes, your grout will get dirty. It just will not stain because the sealer acts as a shield.
    Because your dirty mop water no longer soaks into your grout, it will sit on top of the grout – drying to the same dirty look you had before – unless you follow the instructions and dry with a terry cloth rag. Then your grout will stay pristine.
    I’ve been using a similar product professionally and just ordered Grout Shield because it seems easier to apply. So i have no review as yet. However the negative reviews are not fair because they are complaining about things it was not designed for. You have to follow the instructions.

  5. I am super fussy about how my house looks. I am an artist so color & lines are important to me. Also, knowing the history of our home we work hard to keep the original 1958 style alive. Our home is all red oak floor and grouted tile. I happened across grout shield late one night in my desperate search to clean grout lines. Sealing and coloring was a bonus. We had a large bathroom where the tiler never sealed the grout. Our linen colored grout was black. I followed the instructions very carefully. The videos were so helpful. The product works, the advice is perfect and I appreciated the product being tied up in a plastic bag just in case a kid came loose. I have refinished a very large white kitchen. People actually thought we installed a new floor. I then finished my Tuscan style tiles in a bathroom. The cleaner got down into the texture of the tile and removed every ounce of grit. I am now starting 1000 sq feet of an open foyer and attached bath. I love this product!! This is my 3rd attempt at restoration. Groutshield – thank you. Please know I am an elated customer. My only regret, not purchasing the brush to attach to a broom handle. Thank you!! Can you now develop leather restoration and restoration for wood kitchen cabinets! So awesome you need to branch out! I’m a customer for life!

  6. I bought Grout Shield and it was exactly as advertised. I do not know how long it will last but I am very
    satisfied.

  7. Love, love, love the product! It was recommended to me by a friend who had great results with Grout Shield. It was super easy to use and produced amazing, immediate, lasting results!

  8. Mary
    That’s not my policy, If you as a customer are not happy I would always take it back and give you a refund. It is rare that someone is not happy with my sealer and usually its a competitor, Now if it wiped off when you applied it to your shower walls that means you didn’t prep the walls prior to applying the sealer and your grout was flush with the tile, otherwise it would not wipe off. The grout has to be recessed whether its on the walls or floor. want a refund call me personally 1-800-631-0716 and I will give it to you but to say a scam Really I don’t think so.

  9. I commented earlier that I was sending this stuff back because it was so bad…..I’m sorry to say, I was wrong, I won’t be sending it back….BECAUSE THEIR POLICY IS “NO REFUNDS”……I’m out $50 bucks plus shipping……Makes me wonder that if they think their product is soooo wonderful and they sell so much of it, why not return our money if we are not satisfied…..SCAM, SCAM, SCAM.

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