Use: Clean and renew grout lines on tile.
Cost: $19.95 + $6.95 S&H = $26.90 total
Grout Bully claims to clean and renew dirty or stained tile grout on contact. To apply Grout Bully, press the built-in applicator against grout lines, wipe off any excess, and allow to dry.
We tested Grout Bully on dirty grout lines in a tile bathroom floor. While our test appeared promising at first, the discoloration in the grout came back through once the product had dried. Gout Bully did cover some of the stains and discoloration, but the results overall were disappointing.
Watch this video to find out more.
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Danny Lipford: Our next test is on a product called the Grout Bully.
Allen Lyle: To me this looks like shoe polish.
Danny Lipford: And Allen is setting up our friend Gayle Alexander to give it a try to see if it really works.
Allen Lyle: So you’re actually going to go over your tile. You’re going to get this on the tile. It says just wait two minutes, and then you’re going to get this damp.
Gayle Alexander: So the whole thing only takes two minutes?
Allen Lyle: Well no, to dry.
Danny Lipford: So following directions Gayle gives the white grout bully a try, and at first she’s impressed.
Gayle Alexander: This is immediate results, and this is no effort. Again, if it lasts like it says it will last, I would do this whole bathroom, and just get almost a brand new looking floor. It’s just going to be so different looking.
Allen Lyle: It looks great going on but as it’s drying I see the dark bleeding through. That concerns me.
Gayle Alexander: Maybe if I give it a chance to dry and then wipe it down with the sponge, we can see if it’s actually doing what it claims to do. I just don’t think it’ really working.
Danny Lipford: So Allen steps in to see if the darker color of Grout Bully will be effective.
Allen Lyle: Let’s face it. If you’ve got ground-in dirt, and you’ve got to scrub and scour and scrape it out. Well, that defeats the purpose of this.
Gayle Alexander: Right.
Allen Lyle: There’s the convenience factor you’re looking for. Again let’s be fair. We’re going to be fair let this to set up, and if this doesn’t work—your husband likes to do the scrub brush right?
Gayle Alexander: Oh, he does.
Allen Lyle: Yeah.
Gayle Alexander: At $19.95 plus $6.95 shipping and handling, you would expect to be amazed and obviously Gayle wasn’t.
Allen Lyle: All right. So Gayle, to be perfectly fair to the product, it works a little. It just doesn’t meet up to all the claims.
Gayle Alexander: Right.
Danny Lipford: So we’re giving the grout bully a 2.5 out of 5 stars.