Listen. This is going to sound really snobby, but I didn't want to clean my grout. I've seen pins all over about what to use. To be honest, at first I didn't ever plan on doing anything to my grout. When we moved in it was so dirty that I thought the original color was an almond. Until I found grout way in the back that was lighter. Cue grossed out shrieks!
Ever since that moment, I've held a certain disdain for that bathroom. I stared at it everytime I used the loo [and that's a lot- TMI I'm sure]. But with bigger [and pricier] makeovers that need our attention, I didn't want to retile the bathroom. So I found this stuff [the answer to every woman's prayers]:
So put away that scrub brush and ride the lazy train! I think this pen was $7 and I got it in the tile/grout/sealant section of my Lowes. That little pen was enough to do our entire bathroom in TWO coats! I was happy when it was enough for one coat but the two coats really impressed me- and there's still more in there so I'm going to be touching up as I find spots that need it.
We also bought this guy:
I wasn't too impressed with this sucker. If I remember correctly, he cost about the same as the pen but it was an absolute mess. I even tried pouring it into a condiment container and squeezing it out, but it still was so non-user-friendly. If you want to paint your grout, the pen is by far the way to go. They also had almond as a choice, for any almond-lovers out there. Go get it now while I'm not judging you. Oh who am I kidding, I already did.
Here you can see the grout before. The next two if you look closely you can see a mix of one coat vs. two coats of the grout paint.
At first, I was so worried that it was too-jarring-white. In your face, eminem style white [sorry Sherry]. But my eyes adjusted over time- I was just too used to my grody floors. So sad.