Tile and Grout masters. I have off-white tile kitchen countertops in my
house and the previous owner "painted" the dark grey grout with a light tan
grout "paint" called Grout Colorant made by Custom. The dark grey was
painted over with antique white colorant. I like the colorant but it's
coming off in the hi-use areas around the sink and exposing the dark grey
underneath. Wife is becoming louder in her complaining... Is there a more
permanent PAINT solution to keeping the grout color antique white? I've
heard that I can "dremel" out the old grout and regrout with the color I
want, but that it is tedious work. I don't think I have the time or
patience for that so I think I'm stuck with paint (unless one of you can
suggest something simple for removing the old grout). Hopefully you can
give me some options for either repainting or replacing the grout. Any help
on my situation would be greatly appreciated!
Sometimes - or almost always? - "tedious" gives the best and longest
lasting results :o) Dig out the old grout and do it over the right way,
including sealing it. I hate paint prep, but I am a fanatic about doing
it right so it will last 20 years, or until I change my mind :o) Have
the spouse and other interested parties sign a note promising to do it
over themselves when the white grout stains from red wine or spaghetti :o)
I used the grout paint on the grout between the slates in my hall. It does
wear off, and it takes FOREVER to apply. I'll rout it out with a grinding
wheel I got at HD attached to my drill with an arbor adapter. Forget the
dremel, it takes forever and the bits are expensive.
I'll let you know if the grinding wheel works!
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