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young boy dipping a brush into Polyblend groutrenew

Looking for a way to renew dirty grout that actually works?

Listen up if you currently have older dingy grout that could use a makeover! Today I’m sharing something that worked for me, is inexpensive, and produces beautiful before/after results.

You see, even after getting the grout professionally steam cleaned in our home, it still never looked clean, and that has always bothered me. In a perfect world, I’d love to replace our flooring downstairs all together, but that’s not a very budget-friendly decision!

I quickly found out through this process that it’s actually the grout that bothered me the most, especially in high traffic areas.

before and after comparison on the same bathroom floor

Instead of new tile, try refreshing the grout!

After doing some research online on the subject of grout sealing, I decided to try this highly-rated product called Polyblend Grout Renew from Home Depot.

What is Polyblend Grout Renew?

It’s an all in one grout colorant and sealant that lets you easily UPDATE or CHANGE the color of cement grout joints. Polyblend Grout Renew is formulated with both stain resistant and fade-resistant pigments, and I love that it’s also mold and mildew resistant.

They have a bunch of colors available to get the look and style you’re trying to achieve. I personally like the look of contrasting grout and tile, so the color I decided on is called Antique White.


before and after comparison of a small bathroom

Wow, what a difference! My flooring looks new.

I love how crisp and clean the grout lines look now. It makes such a big improvement!

To apply, follow these easy steps from the bottle:

  1. Clean the grout very well using a scrub brush, and let dry.
  2. Apply Polyblend Grout Renew with a toothbrush or small paintbrush.
  3. Wipe any excess that gets on the tile with a damp rag or paper towel before it dries.
  4. Last, let the grout dry completely.

applying polyblend with a toothbrush

The color really does last!

One afternoon about four months ago, I used Polyblend Grout Renew on the bathroom floor to test out the product before I proceeded with the entire downstairs tile.  I’m happy to report back the color looks the exact same today! Plus, I only used about a quarter of the bottle to do the bathroom, so one bottle goes a very long way!

Update: Last year we used this product on most of our downstairs and it still looks great today. There are a few areas of heavy traffic that are a little darker, but I’m for sure pleased with how it is holding up in general!


It’s so simple even my 12-year-old can do this project!

I have a little helper anxious to earn a little extra allowance money, and he’s even been inspired to maybe start his own business someday re-sealing grout!


closeup of the tile floor after cleaning the grout

If you’re in need of a grout makeover like me, I’d definitely recommend this helpful product!

Although completion can be a little tedious depending on the size of space, if you have a DIY spirit and want to save money by completing the task yourself, the results are highly satisfying!

It’s also worth noting you can use Polyblend Grout Renew anywhere you happen to have tile in the home, such as on counters, floors, and bathrooms. So awesome!


Lina (lina@hip2behome.com) loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects.

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  1. mayd2bz

    This is exactly what I need! I have an old white tile counter, tried many different ways to whiten it without any success. Going to Home Depot this weekend to get this. Thank you so much!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Perfect! I think you’ll like how this works 👍

  2. Lin

    Thanks for the tip. I’m getting some today and it will be my project for this weekend!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh awesome! You’re welcome, Lin! Have a great weekend!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh cool!! Let us know you’re results!! Thanks Lin!

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