If you’re a first-time buyer or renovating on a budget, there are many money-saving tips and tricks to be aware of. This is particularly true when decorating kitchens and bathrooms, as if you’re not careful, these rooms become very expensive (very quickly!).
Generally speaking, when buying your first home, the areas that need the most attention tend to be the bathroom and kitchen. These rooms are the most expensive to renovate, and that means homeowners tend to leave them and “make do” while focusing their decorating efforts on the bedrooms and shared living areas.
Your first home may have… interesting… tiles (for lack of better terms!) and grubby grout. But we all know that re-tiling & re-grouting a bathroom or kitchen can cost thousands at best.
But that’s where this life saving product comes in – to remove all the elbow grease and transform your home for the cost of your weekly Starbucks.
Introducing – The grout pen.
Grout pens provide a fast and inexpensive way to clean, whiten and recolour your kitchen and bathroom grout. They eliminate the problems involved with a fiddly application and instead glide on in one swift movement.
Despite the name – the pen doesn’t actually contain any grout. Instead, it’s an opaque, water resistant chalk based paint formula designed for wet areas. The pain seamlessly covers grubby grout to reveal a fresh new look.
All you have to do is ensure your grout is dry and wipe away any grime before application. Find out more below!
Small but mighty – grout pens have become popular over the last few years with first time homeowners through to seasoned DIY professionals! Here’s why:
Revive Tile Grout: Just one application will leave your tiles looking brand new. These pens have the power to transform any stain or discolouration!
Mould Protection: The grout pen we linked above doesn’t just make your grout look better – It protects it from mould. The pen contains a special antibacterial formula that keeps mould at bay!
Touch-Dry: When applying the grout pen, the ink will be touch-dry in just 30 minutes. It will be fully dry after 2 hours.
Water-resistant: Once dry, the ink is fully water-resistant, giving you added peace of mind when in the bathroom or kitchen.
Available in lots of Colours: Although white is the most popular grout pen colour, they are available in almost every colour so you can create funky contrasts with your coloured tiles.
Easy To Use: Replacing tiles is messy and expensive; using a grout pen is the complete opposite. You can finish an entire shower area and have your feet up in under an hour!
Affordable: With most pens costing less than $10, renovating your bathroom or kitchen has never been so cost-efficient.
Sometimes you don’t realise how dirty something is until you give it a good clean! You’ll think the same when you use a grout pen for the first time and see the fantastic results.
Give it a go and get in touch to let us know how your budget renovation project turns out!