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Get that Grungy Grout White Again

By July 19, 2012

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Many are surprised to find out that About.com's Guides are real people. Not only are we real, we are very passionate about what we write about. Some may actually consider us experts.

Speaking of experts, I was tempted to hire one to stain and seal the grout in our children's bathroom... until I received the estimate. I couldn't bring myself to pay someone several hundred dollars for $20 worth of materials.

So being the DIY decorator that I am (and often willing to stretch a dollar until it screams), I got down on my hands and knees and did it myself.

Yep, that's me in the photo above, sans makeup and shoes. It only took a few hours and a half of bottle of grout colorant to achieve like-new grout. (And that's saying something since my grout and tile is around 85 years old!)

So no, you don't need an expert, not when you have expert* advice. If I can do it, you can too. And here's how.

How to Clean, Stain and Seal Grout

*Psst... I've heard an expert is simply someone who has made more mistakes doing something than you have. If that is the truth, consider me your permanent DIY expert!

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