Try It Review: Simoniz Fix It Grout Aide

10:51 AM, May 13, 2010   |    comments
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Simoniz Fix It Grout Aide and Caulk Aide

Dirty, stained and mildewed caulk and grout can turn your refreshing shower into a disgusting experience. Regrouting is slow, tough work for most do-it-yourselfers.

Charlene Andrade considers herself pretty handy around the house.  "I do, I have to. It saves money," she said.  "So I try to fix everything myself."   But even she draws the line when it comes to regrouting.

The Simoniz Fix It Grout Aide and Caulk Aide claims it can instantly restore old, stained grout on contact.

For $10 plus $10 shipping and handling you get two Grout and Tile Markers and two Caulk Refresher Markers, enough for two small bathrooms.

So Charlene shook up the pens, kicked off her shoes and got to work on her shower.

"I'm going to make sure it's dry and then you're supposed to be able to use it like a pen," she said.  She drew the marker over the mildewed caulk and as promised the stain was instantly covered up.  "That seems pretty simple," Charlene said. 

The markers are supposed to be scientifically formulated to deeply penetrate the grout killing mold, mildew and bacteria making caulk and grout look brand new.

"I think it looks a lot better," Charlene said. 

Application was as easy as drawing with a marker. Charlene had the shower looking fresh and clean in less than 10 minutes.

"It looks great. I'm really impressed," she said.  "I would buy that product."

The instructions claim the marker fluid is tough and should wear as long as the grout. So we decided to wait and see how it holds up.

Three weeks later, we checked back with Charlene.

"All these areas were covered in. It looked great," she said.  "Now it's just chipping and all the mold, you can start seeing the mold is coming out again."

Sure enough in less than a month, the shower was looking almost as bad as it had before Charlene had used the Grout Aide.

Charlene said the Simoniz Fix It Grout and Caulk Aid goes on fast but unfortunately comes off fast as well.

"I would have to give the product a thumbs down." 

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