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Welcome to the Grout Revive Tutorials
This tutorial will proceed in the order that the products would be used. This does not mean that all products are necessary for all jobs. In the case that a restoration project would need all products though, this is the order in which you would proceed. Eliminate steps based on your projects needs while still following them in order.
Things You Need:
- Tile cleaner
- Plastic gloves
- Grout paint or colorant
- Grout Brush or applicator
- Light-duty scouring pad
Inspect your tile before starting. You’ll want to make any repairs at this time. If you need to replace any broken tiles or grout, now is the time to do so. You don’t have to match the grout exactly. Within a few shades is good enough.
If your tile has previously been sealed, you MUST first use Grout Revive Sealer Remover. Without doing so, the grout will not be able to bond with the colorant.
Be sure to clean the tile and grout thoroughly with a neutral ph cleaner. Grout Revive Pre-Treat is specially formulated for this task.
If using a grout brush, pour the Grout Colorant into a small container. Dip the brush into the colorant and then slowly and generously work it into the grout lines. Try to cover the entire grout line, get as close to the tiles as possible. Excess can easily be wiped away.
If using the Grout Revive Applicator Bottle, apply the grout directly to the joint. Gently squeeze the bottle while doing so allowing the colorant to flow out slowly and evenly. Simply apply just as previously mentioned, doing your best to work Grout Revive colorant thoroughly into your grout.
When the colorant looks absorbed by the grout, wipe up any colorant found on the tile with a dry sponge.
If you see colorant on the tile after the grout joints have dried, you can then use a damp sponge or cloth to remove the colorant from the tile
Grout Revive dries in minutes and your floor can get light traffic the same day, BUT please wait 1 week before mopping or cleaning the floor. Use WATER ONLY the first mopping and then wait a few more days before cleaning again
Tile floors, in general, should only be cleaned with a Neutral pH clean which is neither acidic or alkali in nature. You might consider continuing use of Grout Revive Pre-Treat as your regular tile cleaner. Never use ammonia, bleach, vinegar, or any product that is either alkali or acidic. This practice is true for all tile floors. Refraining from doing so will increase the longevity of your tile floors and keep your grout joints looking fresh, clean, and colored longer.
Plan to spend a lot of time on your knees when you repaint old grout. Use kneepads or some type of cushion. Your knees will thank you.
Slightly overlapping colorant onto tiles seals the colorant.
Painting old grout is not recommended for unglazed tile. Grout paint can permanently stain the tile.
Do NOT discard product or waste water in Stainless Steel, Copper, Bronze, or Brass basins.
Fast drying time can make cleanup more difficult. If you have a medium or large floor, you might have to stop painting grout to clean up areas already painted.