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Old 02-11-2019, 03:01 PM   #1
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Wood Stain on Grout

I'm a bit frantic and can't seem to post my own post so I'm jumping on this very old thread.

I'm having a home built and using the wood looking tile on the floors. The grout was supposed to be a sorta dark brown(#105 Earth) but what is there is a very light grayish color. I don't yet have confirmation if the grout had a problem or if they used the wrong grout but it is a problem.

I MIGHT need to "Stain" the grout and since about 2005 I can't seem to find any posts or information about an Oil Based Grout stain(NOT A PAINT, not looking for a surface solution). So ... I read in a couple places about the use of a wood stain ... seems to me like it would work well but I am in search of thoughts from people with experience in the field.

Outside of that ... what is the best option for dye/stain/enhancer/tint for grout that results in a natural look without the Painted over look? I prefer an impregnator type solution that penetrates the grout.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
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Products like our Grout Refresh are designed to color and seal grout. If the competitor's product hasn't developed the right color, you can use it to improve the results.

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I have used boiled linseed oil and it might possibly bring back the color. You could try it out in an inconspicuous area.....

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we first need to know what kind of grout was used. do you know?
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:32 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum, Brian!

Yes, what grout was used?

And, very importantly: How long has it been since it's been grouted? A few hours? Days? Weeks?

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