Is it time to regrout tile that you installed yourself or had a contractor do? It's really not that difficult, but does require some practice and some patience. You don't have to hire someone to do it, if you have the time, you can do it yourself. Here are the steps required to regrout your tile.
You'll need to calculate how much grout you need for your regrouting project. Here is handy guide for determining how much grout you'll need: Grout Consumption Chart. You'll also need a power grinder tool to help you remove the old grout and a grout saw to clean the joints.
Here's a video on installing the STAINMASTER Grout:
Step 1: Attach the removal unit and set the depth to one-quarter inch. Grind through the existing grout. Tip: To speed up the process you may want to consider buying a grout removal kit. This kit includes a tool that simply attaches to a Dremel tool. It has a high speed bit that chews away at existing grout, saving you hours of time.
Step 2: Spread the Grout. Once all the old grout has been removed, use a grout float to spread the new grout across the tile in a diagonal motion. Note that when you mix the grout it should have a peanut butter consistency.
Step 3: Wipe off excess grout with a damp sponge. Let the grout set for about 20 minutes, then wipe off with a large damp sponge. Make sure no film is left on the tiles.
Step 4: After a week, make sure to seal your grout to protect it.
Here's a handy guide on mixing grout and installation
Want to know a secret regrouting tip? We have an even easier suggestion for you. Instead of having to remove all your cement grout to replace with new grout, with STAINMASTER® Stain proof grout you only have to remove top 1/8 inch of the grout with a scarping tool and then apply the STAINMASTER® grout over the top. Easy, huh? Save time, save money, easy to do, high performance lasting color never needs sealing, the perfect option for regrouting.
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