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#902722 - 01/11/17 03:50 PM CHanggin grout color on newly installed grout
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Hello and good afternoon. I have recently had grout installed in my shower wall that is the incorrect color. The contractor used an off white instead of the bright white we had specified. In order to resolve the issue they have advised that we paint the grout white. May I ask if this is a long term solution that will hold up to use in a shower?

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#902725 - 01/11/17 04:19 PM Re: CHanggin grout color on newly installed grout [Re: Anonymous]
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I am unable to answer your question, but consider the maintenance involved keeping "bright white" clean.

BTDT and should installed off white....notnew.....
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#902730 - 01/11/17 05:54 PM Re: CHanggin grout color on newly installed grout [Re: Anonymous]
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long term solution is for them to grind out the old grout about 50% and install the correct color. they messed up, they should fix.
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#902733 - 01/11/17 06:47 PM Re: CHanggin grout color on newly installed grout [Re: Anonymous]
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There are grout dyes that will change the color, but not sure about off white to bright white. Check with a real tile shop, not big box. Or what they said, grind it down and install new. If you were specific to the contractor what you wanted, he should do it.

I personally/professionallly would recommend against a brite white, it won't stay that way for long. Especially in a shower.

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#902745 - 01/11/17 10:32 PM Re: CHanggin grout color on newly installed grout [Re: Anonymous]
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what's your contract say? if "bright white" it sounds like that they need to jack it out and replace it at their cost. if anything else, it's all on you. and no, paint wont last.
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#902755 - 01/12/17 06:39 AM Re: CHanggin grout color on newly installed grout [Re: Just_Bill]
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Originally Posted By Just_Bill
I personally/professionallly would recommend against a brite white, it won't stay that way for long. Especially in a shower.

My unsolicited opinion... Me too.

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#902798 - 01/12/17 02:14 PM Re: CHanggin grout color on newly installed grout [Re: CabinConnection]
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DEPENDS on how clean you keep your shower...

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Originally Posted By Just_Bill
I personally/professionallly would recommend against a brite white, it won't stay that way for long. Especially in a shower.

My unsolicited opinion... Me too.
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