How to Remove Marker from Grout

 

Kids love to draw and paint, which is wonderful, but what isn’t so wonderful is when markers and paint get onto our countertops and floors. Markers and paint can easily stain tile and grout, and they can also be difficult to remove from household surfaces.

If your child accidently spills paint on the floor or colors on the floor, don’t worry! Our team at Grout Shield can help you get rid of that colored stain for good. You’ll never know it was there!

In most homes, grout is white or a lighter color, which means it can easily show markers and paint, which come in all sorts of colors. Since it is porous, grout will absorb all the pigments of the art supplies. Both dark and light markers stain easily and grout can be difficult to clean, so this is a bad combination. With the right grout cleaning and sealing products, it will look like the marker stains never happened.

Most DIY cleaning articles may tell you to clean up the markers and/or paint with bleach, ammonia or white vinegar. These chemicals may work, but they also aren’t really cleaning the grout, and many of these chemicals can actually cause the grout to crack or break.

To remove the marker or paint, you want to first blot the area dry with a clean cloth. Wipe the area clean. You may notice your grout is stained a brownish tint now from the soy sauce or other dark condiment sauce. To remove the dark marker and paint stain, you will want to use Grout Shield’s Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner, which cleans and lifts deep and hard-to-clean stains out of the grout’s pores.

To use this cleaner, mix 1 ounce of the cleaner with 8 ounces of warm water. Then, brush the cleaner into the grout with a brush applicator. Let the mixture sit into the grout lines for a few minutes. Then, wipe away the cleaner with a sponge and towel dry the floor. The discoloration will be gone.

Now, if the paint or marker color still won’t fully go away, you can make the grout color look like new again with Grout Shield’s color sealer. You just squeeze the sealer into the grout lines. Then, spread it into the grout lines with a brush applicator or your finger and wipe away the excess with a towel or chamois. You can choose any color in the world to recolor your grout. Check out our grout colors.

If you don’t need to recolor your grout, you should seal it to protect it from future art projects and splatters and other stains. Grout Shield also offers clear grout sealer, which will protect your grout.

Check out the video below to see how easy it is to use and apply Grout Shield’s Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner and the color sealer.

 

 

 

Our cleaners and sealers are simple to use and apply. We guarantee your marker and paint stains will be gone! You don’t’ have to worry when your kids are doing an art project! For more information on Grout Shield products, click our grout cleaning product page, or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716.

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