This Bathroom Tile Paint Grout Tip Will Save You Hours

Bathroom tile paint can be used to refresh the look of your bathroom, without the effort of re-tiling. Yet there’s quite a big problem that comes with painting tiles.

Whichever colour you choose, paint is more than likely to end up on your grout. This might not be a problem if you’re playing it safe with white paint and want the grout to be the same colour, but what if you go for a bolder colour and don’t want the grout to be the same?

Of course you have some fairly standard options to help you out here:

  1. Put masking tape over your grout
  2. Be incredibly careful when you’re painting your tiles
  3. Hire a professional
  4. Re-grout the entire bathroom

The problem with these is that they each have their flaws.

Masking Tape:

Masking tape isn’t always easy to cut down to the exact size of your grout and if you’re not careful enough the paint will still end up on the grout.

Can you really imagine trying to tape over your grout when it is 5mm thin?

Being Careful:

Being incredibly careful while you paint is easier said than done, especially when you’ve got a large area to cover.

The more tired you get, the harder it will be to avoid the grout and the more likely you are to stain it. This will lead to you having to go over the grout, trying to remove the stains.

This YouTube video shows somebody trying to remove the paint with an electric toothbrush. You can see how effective this is…

Hiring A Professional:

Hiring a professional can be very expensive but yields much better results.

Though, if you’ve got the money to hire one, it might just be easier to redo the entire bathroom.


Re-grouting the entire bathroom once you’ve painted your tiles will give you great looking grout, but it’s expensive to hire the tools needed and much more expensive to get a professional to do it.

Not only will it take a long time to do, it can also take up to 10 days for the grout to dry properly, leaving you with an unusable bathroom.

The simple solution to great bathroom tile paint.

Of course, there is a method that doesn’t require dipping into the savings, lots of hard work or waiting ages for fresh grout to dry. It’s the humble grout pen.


With a grout pen it’s easier than ever to refresh your bathroom without having to be an expert tiler. Once you’ve painted your tiles, simply run over the grout with a primed pen to transform the look.

The grout pens come in seven different colours, so making the grout match or contrast with your tiles is easy. With a 30 minute dry time, it’s also much quicker than many of the other options you have for grouting your bathroom. The fact it comes in pen form makes it easier too, as you only need to trace over the grout with a tool that’s already familiar to your hands. Just make sure your tile paint is dry before you apply your new grout finish.

And there you have it, a time saving, easy, inexpensive way of refreshing your grout after you’ve used bathroom tile paint.

You can order a pen in the product boxes below, or check the full range of pens and accessories here. If you’re a first time buyer, use the product code ftb10 to get a 10% discount off your first order!

Tiled grout pen discount code

  • new white grout pen 5mm

    Grout Pens 5mm Nib

    £3.50 incl. VAT
  • white grout pen broad

    Grout Pen 15mm Nib

    £5.50 incl. VAT