How it Works

About Grout Rescue…

Grout Rescue Colour & Seal is a premium grout colourant and sealer. It penetrates deep into the grout to create a permanent colour seal, enhancing old, discoloured grout lines, or creating a whole new look for a tiled area (eg, from white grout lines to black grout lines).

Here we will explain the properties of Grout Rescue, and how it works.

Watch it in action: HD Video Guide

Step by Step Guide – How it Works

STEP 1: Prepare Grout Surface

Make sure the grout joint is thoroughly clean and dry before applying Grout Rescue colour sealer.

For optimum performance, we recommend using Universeal Grout Rescue Pre-treatment.

STEP 2: Application


If using more than 1 bottle of a single colour for an application, mix all material together in a larger container prior to use to ensure colour match and consistency.

Colour sealing of grout joints around porous tiles are not recommended, i.e.unglazed tiles and natural stone surfaces.

Spread the colour sealer evenly onto the grout surface using a good quality brush or sponge working it deeply into the surface using a back and-forth motion. For best results, apply two coats (1-3 hours drying time between coats).

STEP 3: Clean Up

Excess colour sealer is easily removed from the edges of the tiled surface. Use warm water, a sponge or damp cloth approximately 5-10 minutes after applying to the grout surface.

Take care not to wipe the surface of the grout joint causing any damage to the application of the treatment.

Step 4: Drying Time

Grout Rescue Colour & Seal colour sealer is dry to the touch after 20-30 minutes and is ready for a second coat after 1-3 hours (depending upon grout porosity and room temperature).

Grout Rescue is ready for light foot traffic after only 2-4 hours, normal foot traffic after 24 hours, and heavy, commercial traffic after only 72 hours. Always allow a minimum of 48 hours drying time before wetting or cleaning the treated floor area.

10 colours, light to dark

Our range of 10 stylish colours of Grout Rescue Colour & Seal will provide the solution to most typical installations. Should you need a bespoke colour, drop us a line and we can discuss your project.

From bright white to deep black, with 8 complimentary tones in between, we’ve got grout colouring covered.

Note: These swatches provide a near match to the actual product, however, as you may expect, screen displays cannot match the colours 100% accurately, so if colour matching is crucial, we recommend you find a stockist and see the product colours in store. Universeal will not be responsible for any colour matching problems as it remains the final responsibility of the user to confirm colour suitability.

Grout Rescue colour swatches

Download the Grout Rescue Product Guide (PDF format)

Our handy Grout Rescue guide provides a summary of the Grout Rescue range, instructions for use and a detailed coverage chart which covers the majority of tile/grout installations.

Grout Rescue Product Guide

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Grout Rescue Colour & Seal is your ideal choice for bringing old and dirty grout back to life. Try it and you will be amazed by the result.