It has 3,823 five-star reviews and counting.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
October 27, 2020
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Home is where the heart is. But after the first couple of weeks of spending most of our hours at home during the coronavirus pandemic we quickly came to notice the flaws of our abodes like never before. What are all those tiny spots on the living room wall? Why is the kitchen light fixture cracked? Has the oven always been so dirty? Is our headboard really this dusty? We sat and we contemplated and we wondered how had we never noticed all of this before.

And then we stepped foot into our bathroom, and upon inspecting the tile floor, gasped in horror once again. How did the grout transform to such a state of muck-and-grime without us noticing? More importantly, how much money is it going to cost us to get these tiles looking good as new again? As it turns out, you're looking at about $9, ladies and gentlemen. Or $8.99, to be more precise, if you buy Rainbow Chalk Markers Ltd.'s Grout Pen in white on Amazon Prime.

Rainbow Chalk Markers Ltd Grout Pen White
Credit: Courtesy Amazon

We first heard about the marvelous pen from the editors over at House Beautiful, and quite frankly, we wonder how we've lived so long without it. To date, the grout pen currently has 3,823 five-star reviews on Amazon with many happy customers extolling this tiny-but-mighty tool's virtues. "These things are awesome! I cleaned my bathroom tile grout first because the lady that lived there before me really let it go. A few places stayed stained and I was worried it wouldn't cover them, but all grout areas are bright white and look new now!" reads one rave review. "Recently bought our first house and we have been trying to update on a budget. We are planning on changing the floor in the future but for now This was a quick and easy solution to cover up the old and nasty looking grout. It made the tiles look almost new and I think it looks even better in person," offers another, alongside a video of this nifty grout pen in action.

Just when we thought quarantine cleaning had lost its allure, here we are again, excited to get to work. Maybe we should order two pens and tackle those kitchen tiles, too, after all.