Ever heard of a grout pen? It is a paint pen with a felt tip designed to color your grout.
Does it last? So far, not really. Is there something satisfying about using it? Definitely. Would I recommend it? Yes-but understand that it is not a permanent solution to your discolored grout.
I hate my kitchen floor. That’s not news. It is outdated, off-white ceramic tile, with little blue diamonds. It shows every single crumb, hair, you name it. Eventually, I plan to cover it up with more of my favorite gray luxury vinyl plank, but until then-I am stuck with it. So-this weekend I decided to spend $21 on three “miracle grout pens” from Lowes. “Miracle” is a stretch, considering it is just some sort of paint solution inside a pen with a felt tip. Come on, any experienced or inexperienced crafter has used a paint pen.
Here is my experience with the “Miracle Grout Pen” —
- The felt tip wears out VERY quickly. I learned early-on in the process to continuously shake the pen and then press the tip to the floor in order to dispense additional paint. If you press the entire time, your felt tip will have to be flipped over and over again. These particular pens came with a second tip, but even that was not enough.
- Once you mop your floor for the first time, you will notice that your paint pen has. rubbed off. Great. All of your hard work has been in vain.
- It does lighten and brighten your space. It looks like new for a little bit. You can keep one on hand for touch up I guess. It’s not a fool proof solution by ANY means.
- I found the process to be oddly therapeutic, as if my kitchen floor was a giant, hideous adult coloring book page.
The verdict: Quick fix/get what you pay for/looks cleaner/still hate the floor. Someone come help me install more vinyl plank.
Here is the before…you can see all of the grout lines:
Here are the afters–