HOW TO PREVENT GROUT STAINS ON YOUR KITCHEN BACKSPLASH WITH SIMPLECOAT
If you’re thinking about home improvement or kitchen renovation, one of the easiest ways to brighten up a kitchen is to redo the grout. Grout can get stained and dirty over time, and once it’s stained, it can make the whole room look old and dingy.
Keeping your grout looking as good as it did the day you applied it is the key to a bright and cheerful kitchen. The grout on your backsplash is particularly vulnerable to staining because backsplashes tend to get cleaned less frequently than kitchen counters.
The key to protecting your backsplash is to choose the right sealing product to repel stains. SimpleCoat can protect your kitchen backsplash grout and keep it looking as good as new.
HOW DOES GROUT GET STAINED?
Builders and homeowners use grout to tile floors, countertops, and backsplashes. The grout performs two jobs at once. First, it fills in the spaces between tiles. Second, it adds dimension and definition to the space.
Most grout is concrete based and thus porous. That means it can and does absorb liquids and dirt, and when it does, those substances can stain and discolor the grout.
Here are some of the substances that can stain the grout in your kitchen backsplash:
Dirt or dirty water
Pigmented sauces and spices
While a splashed red sauce may easily wipe off of a porcelain or stone tile, you may find it nearly impossible to get the stain out of the grout line.
Unlike countertops, we may not even realize something has splashed, or that our grout is stained or dirty because we don’t typically inspect it every day. Over time, those stains compound and can be unsightly.
HOW TO PREVENT GROUT STAINS
You don’t have to resign yourself to having stained and discolored grout in your kitchen.
Once grout is stained (especially light-colored grout), it’s difficult (but possible) to restore it to its original beauty. The good news is that a quick and easy swipe of SimpleCoat when grout is clean can prevent stains and make your backsplash super simple to clean.
SimpleCoat is a safe and non-toxic sealer that can prevent grout stains and be used on a variety of surfaces in your home, including stone kitchen countertops, concrete, and stainless steel. It’s 100% nontoxic, making it safe to use around family, pets and food-contact surfaces. It’s also incredibly easy to use, requiring no curing or drying time or special tools to apply.
APPLY SIMPLECOAT IN THREE EASY STEPS
SimpleCoat is extremely easy to apply to the grout in your kitchen backsplash. Here are the steps to follow.
First, apply a small amount of SimpleCoat to a clean, lint-free cloth (there’s one included with your purchase of SimpleCoat).
Second, wipe the cloth over your grout, making sure to get SimpleCoat into the grooves and corners. If you have a large backsplash, you may need to reapply SimpleCoat to the cloth as you go.
Third, wipe off any excess SimpleCoat with a fresh, dry cloth.
That’s it! Your backsplash is immediately protected and safe for human, pet and food contact.
One of the biggest benefits of SimpleCoat is that it can be reapplied as often as needed—simply use it as a final wipe-down after routine cleaning. Someone who cooks every day might find it best to reapply SimpleCoat weekly. People who cook less frequently may wait two weeks or a month between applications.
While SimpleCoat can be used on countertop and backsplash grout, we urge caution in using it on the grout in your tile floors; depending on the stone type and finish, it may impart a slick feel that could contribute to slips and falls.
Enjoy the reduced amount of scrubbing and cleaning and peace of mind that SimpleCoat affords you—happy sealing!